Back to the Office is Costing a Fortune  😫

$51 per day.

Thats's the average cost for one employee when they go to the office.  

In a recent survey by Owl Labs, it was found that office workers spend $16 on lunch, $14 on commuting, $13 on breakfast and coffee and $8 on parking daily. Workers with pets also spend an average of $20 per day on pet care.

Full-time office workers are spending roughly $1,020 every month to report to the workplace, while hybrid workers spend an average of $408 per month on attendance.

β€œThere’s no question that working from the office is wildly more expensive today than it was pre-pandemic, said Robert Strauss, a professor of economics and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University.  

And companies wonder why employees are pushing to remain remote or maintain some sort of flexible working schedule. 


Ready for this week's content!? Dive into more goodies πŸ‘‡
 

Quick note: Special thanks to our friends over at Remofirst for being our sponsor to kick off the year. Remofirst is the all-in-one platform to hire, pay, and manage remote employees from anywhere in the world with one click. Available in 180+ countries. Learn more here
 

Articles to Read πŸ“š

Carefully curated remote work content and career tips that we think are worth a read. You'll find our own recent content, plus interesting articles from around the web. 

πŸ“ 20+ Remote Companies That Let You Work From Anywhere (RWJ)
πŸ“ How Many Jobs Should I Apply For and Send Per Day? (RWJ)
πŸ“ Remote Work Isn't The Issue β€” Lazy Managers Are (AdAge)
πŸ“ Remote Employees Forced Back to the Office is Costing a Fortune (WC)
 
 
The Freedom of Work Index (2024 Edition) πŸ‘‹
 

 
β€œFreedom of Work” is less about the physical location and more about empowering individuals with the choice and autonomy to work in ways that best suit their lives.

It's a shift from rigid structures to flexible, personalized work experiences. In addition to reviewing countless studies and research summaries on remote work in the last 5 years, these insights come from an independent survey conducted by Remofirst of 177 remote workers.

Keep reading to uncover how leaders and employees think about their Freedom of Work as we jump into 2024.
   

Remote Jobs to Check Out πŸ†•

In the market for a career change? We got you fam! Check out these select remote gigs from our job board that caught our eye. 

πŸ”₯ Senior Software Engineer (Buffer)
πŸ”₯ Account Executive (Americas) (Oyster)
πŸ”₯ Head of Legal (Remofirst)
πŸ”₯ Director of Product (Close)
πŸ“ Sr.Product Manager (HubStaff)
πŸ“ Customer Success Manager (Rattle)
πŸ“ Demand Generation Manager (Deel)
πŸ“ Senior People Operations Generalist (Chainlink Labs)
πŸ“ Strategic Financial Analyst (Zapier)
πŸ“ Product Designer (MailerLite)
πŸ“ Senior Backend Engineer (DTC) (Calm)
πŸ“ Customer Success Manager (Nooks)
πŸ“ Senior Web Designer (QuinStreet)


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