Our god-daughter Emma has a daughter, just one year old but already spinning tunes. Her dad works for one of the very big computer companies. If he must, he can drive the 20 miles or so to his office in Austin, Texas, but rarely does. He is part of a team but none of his team live anywhere nearby. If he went into the office, he’d be by himself. So why go in?
This is a photo from April, 2023. Three months later, a trending news story was that many tech firms now insist that employees work in the office three days a week. During the pandemic, many if not most worked from home. That was a big, sudden change. Now it was changing back.
Me, I started working at home beginning in the early 1990s. Twenty-three years ago, in 2000, I moved to Delaware but continued working as Communications Coordinator for St. David’s Episcopal Church in Austin, 1500 miles away. I maintained their website and took care of all their publishing, mostly their Sunday bulletins and orders of worship.
Now I am retired, working harder than ever as a volunteer for various non-profits. I still work at home!