An open letter to employers in 2021: we want the option to work from home more often in the post-covid world

Image showing LinkedIn poll where each possible reaction equals an answer. Answers range from “Remote full time” to “Office full time”.
LinkedIn poll where each possible reaction equals an answer. Answers range from “Remote full time” to “Office full time”.
  • Over 21k want to work remotely full time
  • Over 20k want to work remotely 2+ days
  • Over 4.5k want to work remotely 1+ days
  • Over 4k want to work in the office full time

Being in the office is cool

I do like being in the office. I like spending time with my brilliant, friendly colleagues, I like eating different things from the takeaways in town. I like the banter, my line manager randomly singing very cheesy songs when he’s trying to focus. I love the hunt for sugary treats at around 3pm, when everyone in the office seems to need a little boost.

But working from home opens up my world

I’m lucky that I can do my job with just a laptop and some software installed in it. I’m also lucky to have a reliable internet connection and plenty of suitable space to focus at home.

Desk with 2 laptops, 2 plants, 2 water bottles and the words “supply planners tech writers” written on it.
Working from home with my partner

The very best side of it

And here is probably the most wonderful thing that working from home has allowed me to do. Remember my other housemate? The toddler. I’ve been able to offer her more of my time and a better version of me.

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Katerine Santo

Katerine Santo

Linguist, tech nerd, hiker, swimmer, mum