Why do offices exist? Can we just continue (mostly) not having them & commuting to them after this?
@ceejbot Part of my views is that offices exist so that your employer pays for space and HVAC expenses for you to work, not you. Having an existing home work space is sometimes a luxury that people don't have (or that costs extra in higher rent etc), as is wanting to use that for actual work (especially if your employer requires you to use their hardware, displacing your own personal hardware).
@ceejbot I also cynically expect employers to not always fund decent chairs, desks, and so on for work from home workers if it becomes more pervasive. I can see a depressing world where 'bring your own work area' becomes a basic requirement for jobs, not something paid for by employers.
(And of course no increase in salary or other compensation, because companies are like that.)
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