Telecommuting/ WFH and Remote Work

Remote job postings by sector. Remote IT positions fell from 25% last October to 9% now.

Just checked LinkedIn with past 1 month filter, 20% are remote for data scientist and 18% for software engineer


More Than One-Third of Desks Globally Sit Empty All Week Long

The title appears to be click-bait:

“Per a new Gallup survey of nearly 9,000 U.S. workers with remote-capable jobs, just 28% of those who work remotely feel connected to their company’s mission—a 4% drop from last year. Nearly one-third (33%) of workers who go to the office every day say they’re feeling connected, however; not a huge difference.”

If the justification for RTO is making employees feel connected, then it’s failing, 28% to 33% isn’t much of a jump.

“But the secret sauce, as ever, seems to be a hybrid plan. The workers who go in some days per week reported the highest connection to company purpose; 35% of them told Gallup they felt their jobs were important.”

35% for hybrid isn’t much better. It still sucks.

I think if anything people feel disconnected when there are layoffs, and there have been a lot of them. It crystallizes that all the other stuff is meaningless fluff and what’s most important is the bottom line. There’s also been a reduction in employee benefits and perks to reduce costs. If the business has that attitude towards employees, then they are going to have it about the business. I think people forget how bottom line it is when times are good and there are no layoffs for a number of years. It’s also a tad hypocritical for companies to talk about reducing environmental impact while requiring employees to commute to the office.


Bosses mean it this time: Return to the office or get a new job!

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Still, remote work is becoming harder to find. Roughly 8 percent of all job postings now advertise remote or hybrid work, according to Nick Bunker, director of North American economic research at Indeed Hiring Lab. That’s down from 9.7 percent last year, he said, but still up significantly over pre-pandemic levels.

I think this is the base case. Remote work is trending down but will settle at a level higher than pre-Covid. How much higher is still TBD, potentially much higher.


Everyone should WFH to save the environment.

Remote work means more sex, more babies :smiley:

How do they only have 178 employees? That seems super efficient.

FIRE using OE.