It sucks because you don’t need to wake up earlier than needed to be ready for work.

It sucks because you don’t need to drive or take public transportation to go to the office.

It sucks because you save time and money on commuting.

And that time you can spend with your loved ones.

But I really believe that it sucks most of all because your boss cannot look over your shoulder to see what you’re doing on your computer.

As you can see, I’m being sarcastic here since I’m one of the biggest advocates for remote work. I’m aware of its benefits and I can tell you how much my life, health, both personal and professional, have improved since I started working 100% remotely.

It’s all about the freedom to do what you need to do from wherever you are.

For me, it’s nonsense to travel to another place just to sit in front of a computer all day when I can do exactly the same thing at home.

I believed that the pandemic had already taught us this lesson in the hardest possible ways that we could imagine, but it seems that some companies have poor memories and don’t remember anything anymore.

Without remote work, most tech companies would have collapsed during these last years.

So I can only see these “Return to Office” (RTO) movements happening in multiple companies around the world as something similar to “Returning to the Industrial Age.”

We are in the “Technology Information Age,” practically in the “Artificial Intelligence Age,” a new disruptive age that is starting (I would say that it started long ago, but that’s a subject for another post).

For me, there is no surprise in seeing people leaving their jobs at Google or any other high-paying big tech company, especially in cases where a change of address becomes necessary to return to the office.

People are starting to realize what is “Working to Live,” and rejecting “Living to Work.”

That’s also my life philosophy, and I’ve truly believed in it for many years, with many results.

What do you think about it? Just let me know in the comments section below.

See you in the next post!