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I Bleed Garnet
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
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You mean the "moving far as hell away from your workplace" trend.

Yea but doesn’t that commute suck

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Most office people I know that are still working from home

Ah gotcha


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Korkstand
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
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I suppose that's only fair
I don't know. What does the employee's living expenses have to do with the value they provide to the company?
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Those salaries are based on the local market and COL.
I wouldn't say that salaries are "based on" CoL so much as CoL is factored into the calculus as to whether an employee will take the job.

I mean a company can do what they want, but I think it's kind of a dick move and I believe they will find that the talent will go elsewhere. If lots of remote devs move to cheaper CoL areas, that should put a natural downward pressure on salaries. I think that forcing the issue by making employees self-report will turn out to be counter-productive.


I Bleed Garnet
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
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They’ll quickly figure out they can pay people even less to work remotely..... from Mumbai.

It’s already being done for the most back office and mundane jobs
This post was edited on 9/16 at 7:50 pm


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Korkstand
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
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After companies realize they can pay people lower to work remotely.

They’ll quickly figure out they can pay people even less to work remotely..... from Mumbai.
Yeah that's been happening for a long time. Effective communication is valuable to some companies, to others not so much.


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Epic Cajun
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
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They’ll quickly figure out they can pay people even less to work remotely..... from Mumbai.


Meh, some will go this route, others who care about quality and data safety won’t.


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tigerinthebueche
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
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Those salaries are based on the local market and COL.


My company’will tell you with the quickness, We’re not paying you to work. We’re paying you to work HERE.


I think it’s foolish, but they sign the front of my check so...


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Armymann50
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
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severe ramifications for people who are not honest
beat me, whip me, tie me up


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Ronaldo Burgundiaz
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
The real darkside of work from home:

If you can do your job from home, Rajesh in Bangalore can do your job.


Epic Cajun
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
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If you can do your job from home, Rajesh in Bangalore can do your job.


This is so stupid


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jimbeam
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
People talk about Teams Meetings and how great they are. They are great for internal meetings, short ones. For in depth meetings, meetings with clients, nothing will ever replace or come close to face to face.


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thelawnwranglers
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If you can do your job from home, Rajesh in Bangalore can do your job.


Could be short sided but Rajesh I have seen can work off a script only

Really anything we outsource could be RPA- bc only as good as script you give them


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Paul Allen
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
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People talk about Teams Meetings and how great they are. They are great for internal meetings, short ones. For in depth meetings, meetings with clients, nothing will ever replace or come close to face to face.


Agreed


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GreatLakesTiger24
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
all the people on here talm bout "people are going to be able to WFM and live where ever they want" have another thing coming
This post was edited on 9/16 at 9:01 pm


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GreatLakesTiger24
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
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Well then hire only developers from Hattiesburg and pay yourself the difference.

theres little to no talent in hattiesburg


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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
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to live comfortably in Seattle than Hattiesburg.
Mutually exclusive concept.

Living comfortably in Hattiesburg involves first moving away from Hattiesburg.


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Bluefin
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
This needs to be widespread corporate policy yesterday.

I’m tired of the massive influx of New Yorkers buying up property down here in Charleston in recent months because “it’s just so cheap.”

Just because you make $100,000 as a data entry clerk in NYC doesn’t mean you carry the same value down here.


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Muthsera
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
From what I've seen with my wife's transition to WFH, the pay negotiation is basically negligible.

What's driving her crazy is the expectation that she is always available, especially since so many of the people she works with live on the West Coast. She is essentially expected to be tethered to her laptop from 8am-8pm. Her position in the company is bleeding employees because of it, but this increasingly seems to be the norm.

She talked to a recruiter today about work/life balance with another company and was told "Yeah, it's an issue, but if you log off at 7pm, no one will be upset."


Muthsera
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
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theres little to no talent in hattiesburg


I've been assured by technocrats and politicians that we can retrain truck drivers to write code and this will usher in a wave of new tech jobs across the Rust Belt and Appalachia.


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shel311
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
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What does the employee's living expenses have to do with the value they provide to the company?
A nurse in NYC is going to make considerably more than a nurse in some podunk town in Arkansas. How is this any different?

People are paid based on the market/cost of living in their region in I'm sure every profession, this is nothing new.



eitek1
Member since Jun 2011
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re: The Dark Downside Of The Work-From-Home Trend
I agree, your paid based on the value you bring to the company. Lowering your salary because of where you live if they allow you to work remotely is ridiculous.


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