SoulfulYam t1_iyn95cq wrote

I live on Staten Island for the record.

Look I've read your comments on this post and it sounds to me like you have an extremely negative bias and skewed viewpoint on remote work. People aren't being lazy or sitting around in their pajamas all day. They simply don't see the purpose of having to waste time going to an office when there is literally no reason why they need to physically be there. People want to save as much time out of their day as possible and commuting eats up a lot of people's day.

Your question: "You want the nice NYC job, but you think you shouldn't have to leave your house for it?" is coming from an outdated belief and viewpoint on the working world and is just simply wrong. What I'm trying to say is that if a company wants me to physically be there to do the job, then there needs to be adequate justification as to why that is. If I'm working as a chef then yes, by all means I need to physically be in the kitchen making food. That's justified and makes sense. Currently, I'm working a job where everything I do is online and 98% of my communications are done via email/Microsoft Teams. There is literally no reason why I need to physically be there and my boss has no justifiable reason other than "It's what I want."

I am working hard to move closer to the city because it is what I want. The whole reason I took this job in the first place was to put me on a better career path that would eventually lead to a higher salary down the line. You need to stop looking at all this as people being "victims" or "whiney" and start asking yourself "Why is it this way to begin with?" You said you've essentially been in my position before with the long commute, but your argument that "I went through it so other people should too.", is flimsy as hell. That's like someone who's mentally ill and lived in the 70s saying: "I couldn't get proper mental health treatment when I was younger so other people shouldn't either."

All people want is a better quality of life and we should be as a society heading in a progressive direction that improves that quality for everyone involved. Many people feel remote work is a major quality of life enhancer. Have you honest to God never stopped and questioned why society is the way it is? The 1% have manipulated the way we live and think so heavily and not for our best interests. They want us to be poor. They want us to be miserable. They don't care about us and we should be pushing back on their bullshit.


SoulfulYam t1_iymtrrb wrote

Bro shut the fuck up. Unlike your privileged ass, some of us can't afford to live in Manhattan and we don't have the privilege of having commutes <1 hour. My commute takes 1.5 hours one way at best and on a REALLY bad day it can take me more than 2 hours and I don't exactly have much of a choice because the job market is trash where I live. It's even more infuriating that I'm wasting all this time for a job where I literally don't physically need to be there to get it done.

I have way more mental health issues than just this obviously, not that someone with as little empathy as you would care. However if you can't see why this would be exhausting and mentally draining then you must have your head so far up your own ass that you're choking on your morning breakfast. What was even the point of your dumbass comment? What point are you trying to make?


SoulfulYam t1_iym5g9b wrote

My company is run by a bunch of old farts who: "cAn'T wOrK wItH pEoPlE tHaT dOn'T cOmE tO tHe OfFiCe." They have absolutely no interest in remote work and refuse to even try to see the value of it so everyone else has to suffer for their refusal to do so.

I'm already in a bad depressive episode right now and my excruciating long commute isn't helping as it is.


SoulfulYam t1_iym25yb wrote

My heart goes out to these people. I've been working my first ever "office" job in my life and I now fully understand the push for remote work. There is absolutely 0 reason why I need to physically be there and I have no doubt that's the case for these people. Commuting is soul destroying and no one in power gives a shit.


SoulfulYam t1_ixe9t3e wrote

Not necessarily although that is certainly true. I'm talking more about suburbs where the residential and commercial areas are segregated and far apart and you essentially have to drive out of your neighborhood just to do anything outside your house. It's a vastly different experience than being able to just walk a few blocks from where you live to the bagel shop.


SoulfulYam t1_it3aymh wrote

That would literally be a historically disaster. I don't think it's any hyperbole to say that people's mental health right now is quite possibly the worst it has ever been, especially for young people (myself included). I'm really scared what the future will hold when so many of our brains are just straight fucked.