Is going into the office necessary?

A Minnesota government employee says the absence of disruptions allows her to focus better, and work more efficiently, at home.
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After losing her job, this woman turned to at-home voiceover work

Aug 24, 2021
Carol Wrobleski got a coach and turned her closet into a studio. Then a different full-time opportunity came along.
An interior of Carol Wrobleski's home studio. "I had a lot of people come in, drill nails in my walls and set up all kinds of foam," Wroblesk said. "The hard part is getting a studio space that has the sound quality that you need."
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Mixing work and play on a company computer comes with risks

Aug 24, 2021
After being stuck at home for 18 months, it's tempting to use your work laptop for fun. But your employer may be watching.
With so many people working from home, more employers are monitoring what workers do on company computers and tracking the websites they visit.
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A tour of the remote-work industrial complex

Aug 19, 2021
The remote-work revolution has spawned an industry unto itself: remote-work consulting.
People are likely to be working from home for some time, so some employers are investing in services like feng shui consulting and virtual reality.
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Will some workers be left behind if they work from home?

Aug 6, 2021
Remote working could slow the careers of young people, women and workers of color, experts say.
Research shows that managers are more likely to recognize the achievements of in-person workers rather than work-from-home employees. This could disadvantage parents and caretakers.
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Vacation towns grapple with new year-round popularity

Jul 22, 2021
Many communities welcomed outsiders during the pandemic, to boost local businesses. But now, bidding wars are driving up housing costs, as more people decide to stay.
Victorian style homes ring Ocean Park in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts on the island of Martha's Vineyard.
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Why are some large banks taking a hard line on workers returning to the office?

Jul 16, 2021
Unlike the tech sector, the finance world is putting a big emphasis on face time.
People wait to use an ATM outside a Chase branch in New York City.
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Company bosses will set the tone when it comes to working from home

Jun 10, 2021
Companies may say it's OK for employees to work from home, but if CEOs are always in the office, that sends a different message.
Experts say that where executives spend their time will influence what employees decide to do, regardless of what company policy.
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For many Black employees, working from home can provide relief from inequitable workplaces

Jun 8, 2021
Working from home can give Black workers a break from microaggressions, but it can also cut them off from their peers.
Remote work gives Black employees more distance from the microaggressions and discrimination they might experience in the workplace.
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Remote work already dividing employees and employers

Jun 2, 2021
Many job seekers want remote work, but not many firms offer it. Amid a labor shortage, workers might have leverage.
Will offices fill up again or will remote work be common? Experts expect companies to  experiment.
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