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Sharon B
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This post was inspired from a Jobcase member who was asking about the pros and cons of Remote Work. That blog post was written by @Allyse Boitnott and can be accessed here: https://www.jobcase.com/questions/50004054-d972-4ec9-955f-72d09979d645

In this post, let's delve in to the pros and cons of Remote Work:

Pros:

  1. The ability to literally work from anywhere (for many but not all jobs)
  2. Ability to create a better work/life balance.
  3. No more commute.
  4. Savings on lunch, gas, etc.....
  5. Independence

Cons

  1. Isolation (many people miss working with other people)
  2. The tendency to overwork (not having the disciplined 9-5 work hours)
  3. Can be difficult to stay motivated.
  4. There may be more distractions, working from home.

I think the above points can give you an idea of everything you should consider in doing remote work. There are many things to consider such as your personal temperament as well as your own personal strengths and weaknesses.

My first post on this topic is also available for you to peruse here: https://www.jobcase.com/conversations/d7d80ad5-0803-426d-9e65-123c56cae975

Please feel free to leave your own comments on other pros and cons on remote work. I look forward to reading them.

#jobhunt #jobsearch #workfromhome #remotework #workfromhome

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Sharon B
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Were there any other pros and cons that you can think of? I've heard some people have become increasingly restless, working from home and irritable. Clearly, I've seen many irritable people working in the workplace.

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Joshua Coronado
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Well-put observations! Working remotely is such a weird experience! For me, each pro can become a con and vice versa. I like the hybrid model, myself.

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Kimbelry Stanfield
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I'd Love to work from home, just dont know where to start so scared of scams

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Julie Leachy
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How are you doing

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TheGypsy ThatRemains
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2 & 4 are the only cons I agree with. I could care less about working with others. I’m introverted. And you could be just as isolated while working on a team. And I remain motivated because I don’t want to be living in a cardboard box. That’s just me, though.

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Ron Hayden
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Since there were over 72 sites, I was just sitting in my office for 8 or 9 hours on Teams. I would talk to a few people going back and forth to the restroom. Otherwise, I had more interactions with the people on Teams. I rather just sit at home and not compete with the company's Internet bandwidth. We used backgrounds on Teams, I could be anywhere and people wouldn't know where I was. This time I am only looking for jobs that are 100% remote.

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Nur Yunlu
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I feel like isolation must be either working in the office or at home. It doesn't matter.

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