Debate: Remote working from home is better than in-person

Working from home can save money, reduce air pollution, and increase your overall health

(Kristen Frier)

Why be under the glow of blaring white lights and the oppressive atmosphere in a cubicle doing desk work when you could be doing that in the coziness of your own home?

Life is full of challenges. One of them in particular is getting to and from work. There is traffic that accumulates when you go to the workplace and leave the workplace. There’s also the matter of being able to control your work environment. These are some of the reasons why working from home is the better option, in terms of health and finances.

Whether by car or bus, getting to and from work is one of the most important things that needs to be considered. Owning a car comes with added costs like insurance and car maintenance, but there’s also comfort in making your car your living space.

When you own a car, all locations seem far more accessible than if you were bussing. Bus fares, while cheaper, also come at the cost of accessibility, both in location and time, as you have to figure out each bus’s schedule. Nothing instills more fear in a person than missing the bus that could take them to their workplace early.

All of this is eliminated with remote work.

Instead of waking up early in the morning to catch the bus or beat the traffic, your only concern is waking and freshening up to punch in at your virtual workspace. You don’t have to worry so much about appearances or maintaining a dress code. Your own personal conveniences, tailored to your liking, are all within your reach.

Food, refreshments, and, most importantly, easy-access to your bathroom are all present in your house when working from home. And the amount of money saved on gas when not driving to work is huge, especially with how expensive shit is nowadays.

The freedom that comes with remote work is unparalleled.

Instead of going out to buy your coffee, you can make your own at home while effectively removing an additional cost from your daily life. You can use your own cooking equipment, your own entertainment sources, your own living space — all of it is yours.

Remote work can also positively affect the work output of employees. By not being in a toxic work environment, the performance from working at home is often better than what is seen in a workplace.

There also is a positive environmental impact caused by the surplus of remote work. With the lockdown measures in place, the amount of pollution and exhaust in the air has been decreasing rapidly. By taking more cars off the road, the air quality has also drastically improved.

You don’t have to worry about anyone else. There is no nagging manager in your face, no rude people who reign over everyone with insidious authority, no bootlickers, no one — it’s just you and possibly your loved ones, like your pets.