Rock tour guide, good analogy there.

Working onsite takes 1-2 hours a day, or more, from each life. And for no good reason. The pandemic will show managers unequivocally that WFH works better than working in a cubicle farm or open office and I don't think too many are going to feel too cooperative "after the pandemic" (people actually say this) when ordered to start commuting and attending three meetings a day again.

And all those silly methodology fads call for tons of meetings, which aren't going to happen from home.

There is greater potential for conflict with people one never sees. On my last gig there was one guy doing the backend work whom I could not stand; he was loud and harsh, his work was awful, he began his turn on zoom with "let me share my screen" when there was absolutely no need. But I had to keep it zipped because I didn't want to make trouble.

American Software Developer living in Vietnam. Classical musician (guitar, woodwinds), weightlifter, multilingual, misanthrope • XY

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