Meet Andrew Sager…
“If it wasn’t for Covid, I would be in Seattle,” said Andrew, a recent graduate who was hired as a software developer for Microsoft.
Instead of moving to Washington state last August, the 23-year-old went to Miami to work remotely and live with friends with similar arrangements.
When Microsoft announced its new guidelines, which includes allowing employees to work from home full time with approval or move to a new location with salaries adjusted based on geography, Sager said he decided not to focus on what he was losing but rather what he was gaining.
Although he is giving up face time with co-workers and senior leaders at the company, he has the opportunity to live wherever he wants or move around.
“Who knows? I can be anywhere,” he said.
For the most part, workers applaud this new approach. Vaccinated or not, more than half of employees said that, given the option, they would want to keep working from home even after the coronavirus crisis subsides, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center.
For the full article: For Better Or Worse, Working From Home Is Here To Stay
Source: Jessica Dickler, contributing writer and editor covering personal finance for CNBC.com.