It was 2012, and I had just been hired as a project manager for a Fortune 500 company. I got a “warning” from my fellow project managers on certain things that we didn’t mention to people who worked in the corporate headquarters. The most important: discussing that you worked from home. People at the corporate office treated you differently because they were oblivious to the commitment and dedication it takes to “work-from-home.” Many people have misconceptions about working from home, and many don’t even feel it’s a “real job." They think that you just wake up in the morning, and roll out of bed to your computer in your pajamas ... oh wait, I do!
But in all seriousness, thanks to Covid-19, we’ve now seen businesses rely on remote teams to keep the doors open, thus legitimizing the “work-from-home” position.