A survey found that 38% of remote workers regularly work from their beds. 45% regularly work from the couch.
This highlights one of the challenges of remote work—having space to work. Some have roommates in a living arrangement that did not consider permanent work-from-home. Others can’t afford to move.
- This is an example of the inequality of remote work and why a work from home stipend is not enough for some workers.
- Yet two-thirds of remote workers say they want to continue to work remotely.
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Up to this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work has been a buoy keeping many parts of the economy afloat. We’ve seen that working from home was so successful and fears of loss of productivity were unfounded. Now we are starting to see a reactionary movement that will find it’s way into political agendas—how to get workers back in the office.