Thursday, June 02, 2022

Why you are LAZY and ENTITLED working from home

Elon Musk recently sent an email to employees telling them that if they want to work from home they should find a new job. It's no secret that Musk hates the idea of remote work from home employees. Tesla has notably fired people that worked from home during the shelter in place mandates during the covid-19 pandemic. Clearly his views haven't softened on the idea that people can be productive at home. 

 I've been working from home in multiple roles for over 11 years and I have a very different view. I have found that there's more time to focus and I'm more productive when I work from home. There are way fewer distractions at home than going to an office, where people stop by your desk constantly to chat about the latest gossip and keep you from getting work done. That's not to mention the endless, useless meetings that you get pulled into. I work way more hours and get so much more done at home than I ever did or would at an office cubicle. 

Elon Musk is not the only CEO to be stuck in the dark ages with archaic mindsets about working from home, but he's certainly one of the most vocal public critics on the topic. 

He's a billionaire and has a blind following of minions that will agree with everything he says. Elon Musk has had undeniable success with his investments and companies, but does that mean he's right about everything by default? If there's one positive thing that's come out of the pandemic, it's that companies and people have realized that they can get more work done and have a better quality of life by doing their work at home. Not only that but corporations can save a ton of money on office leases by having their employees at home too, so it's really a win win for all parties. 

 There is a social aspect that many might find a negative. No more office birthday parties with sugary cake and gossip to get you through your work day. However, it's not like you can't find other avenues for social outlets. 

 What do you think? Do you work from home? Are people that do inherently lazy or do they get just as much, if not more work done? Are huge commercial office buildings a soon-to-be relic of the past or will they make a comeback?


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