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Discussion on: 6 Months of Working Remotely Taught Me a Thing or Ten

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Ivan Dilber

Good points, except that I don't agree that remote work is a privilege. It's not a right either, it's just a part of a deal between you and your employer, the same way you might negotiate a better salary or the use of company car or something else. You save some money (and more importantly time) on commuting, but the company also saves tones of money for not having to provide you a workplace and all that goes with it. Also you spend a lot of money that otherwise you wouldn't (you use your own computer, office equipment, Internet, pay for heating all day, you need to cook/buy lunch, coffee, etc.). So it's just another way to cut a deal with your employer, and each one of us pushes for what he/she finds important. To me it's working remotely, so that I can live where I want. But my colleagues at the office also get their share of benefits, so I don't see myself as being in privileged position at all.