I love working remotely. Not only am I doing the work that I enjoy and being well-compensated for it, but I also have the time and flexibility to spend more of my life with the people I love, and engage in my favorite hobbies, like reading and playing the guitar. A recent op-ed published in the Washington Post by Washingtonian Media CEO Cathy Merrill railed against remote work. She lamented its potential to kill “office culture” and even went so far as to suggest reducing wages and benefits for those who opt for remote work. Merrill’s employees were not happy about this censure of remote work. They responded to it by going on strike , eliciting apologies and addendums from their boss. “I value each member of our team not only on a professional level but on a personal one as well,” Merrill said. “I could not be more proud of their work and achievements under the challenging circumstances of the past year. I have assured our team that there will be no changes to benefits or employee status. I am sorry if the op-ed made it appear like anything else.” The Washingtonian debacle is merely an illustration of the… Read full this story
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