I think almost everybody knows I’m a big WFH advocate, because I’ve done it, and done it successfully. I actually work better as WFH employee contractor. One thing that I think this article misses out on, because once again, the millennials and Gen Z are spoken about most, is Gen X. We’re at a point where if anyone wants the work-life balance, it’s us! We’re the ones who still have kids in school, but have put in our time as office employees. We still have many years to still work, and yet we’re expected to have the energy and commitments (which are significantly less) than someone half our age. I definitely feel there’s a cultural and cognitive bias against WFH, and I don’t get it. I really don’t. Some jobs, yes, you need to be there. Scientists, teachers, any kind of laborers, yes. But technical communicators? Not as much.
This is an interesting article that looks at the phenomenon of why, in this age of global digital communication, that we still don’t have more WFH positions or companies that advocate for it.
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