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The media is waging a war against work from home. But none of this boss-centric propaganda makes a lick of sense.

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22.09.2021

The New York Times recently published an op-ed from a partner at a law firm saying that "We're Kidding Ourselves That Workers Perform Well From Home." On the same day, they published a piece called "Return to Office Hits a Snag: Young Resisters," a piece focused on how young people are holding up the return to the office, missing out on non-specific benefits such as "culture" and "collaboration."

Less than a month later, they published another piece titled "My Years on Wall Street Showed Me Why You Can't Make a Deal on Zoom" from a former Wall Street trader who extolled the "alpha male mind games" of in-person Wall Street dealing. Soon after, the Times published yet another piece about workers who are frustrated about not going back to the office.

The author of this last piece called these workers a "silent majority," based on a study of 950 workers — questionably including retail workers that could not work remotely even if they wanted to — that found that while 45% of workers wanted to be in an office full-time, 55% of workers actually wanted to work remotely in some capacity — ether all the time (31% of those surveyed) or in a split between the office and home (24%). The next week, the Times published "The Winners of Remote Work" a piece that suggests that remote work will create inequality, as if the office doesn't do so already.

It's hard to view these as anything other than a propaganda campaign against remote work — a........

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