Remote work is here. Developers have known for ages that all you need to work is a laptop and internet, now thanks to COVID everyone else does too.
I’ve worked remotely for the better part of three years now, starting back in 2017 when I was doing consulting in the UAE. I went there physically a few times but the bulk of the work was done remotely.
I mention this because part of the results of the current COVID 19 pandemic has been the shift to remote work. It seems we were all forced to temporarily work remotely and now some companies have decided that they will stay remote even after the virus is gone.
I mean EA and freaking Barclays are going remote! Most of the companies are tech companies so they make sense. But Barclays shows that even non-tech companies can pull off remote work.
What happens now?
What happens next is anyone’s guess. It’s a brave new world we are moving into. Now if we could only get rid of borders and visa…😀
I think pretty soon there will be no physical jobs left and we’ll all be working remotely very soon, what about you? I’d love to know what your thoughts on remote work are. You can tell me on twitter @phoexer or leave a comment below.