Covid-19 lockdowns are (fingers crossed) behind us forever. But while everyday life has returned to normal(ish) some of the measures introduced during the pandemic are a big part of our new normal – and that includes home working.
Three years after schools, offices, and businesses shut down, up to 45% of US and UK workers are still working at home in some capacity.
Many of these remote workers chose the laptop life. Lockdowns led to large numbers of workers quitting their unsatisfying jobs and starting a business. Good for them
The rest are getting (some of) the job done at home as part of remote working models introduced by employers. Around 20% of US and UK companies continued with hybrid working after lockdowns ended. Some experts predict that only 1 in 3 businesses will have a fully-on site working model by 2030.
The remote working revolution is just getting started. But how do people feel about the switch to working at home?
Do they love the freedom and flexibility of remote work? Have they noticed a big improvement in their work/life balance?
Or do they miss picking up the latest office gossip around the water cooler?
Resume.io has some of the answers.
Its researchers analysed Twitter data from the UK and US to see where people love working from home and where they absolutely loathe it.
They found that towns on the outskirts of UK cities are where British people love working from home. That’s no surprise. Rush hour commutes are a major pain point for workers heading in and out of busy cities five days a week.
And that explains why so many people in El Paso, Texas, prefer to work remotely. Before home working, thousands faced a gruelling daily commute near one of the world’s busiest border crossings. No thanks. It sounds like the Monday morning from hell!
You can see a full breakdown of the results in the charts and maps below.