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Remote work sucks

I currently work from home and enjoy the flexibility and freedom that remote work brings. Additionally, the commute to and from the office is a grind and will never be the preferred way for me to spend time.


That being said, working in the office alongside other people and collaborating with them "in the room" is hard to replicate. Sitting in meetings with people to pick up on context cues and body language can never be replaced by zoom meetings. Overhearing co-workers navigate complex deal cycles and overcome objections is priceless.


When all is said and done I feel like remote work will ultimately be an option but employers (and most employees) will opt for a return to the office. It's just a matter of time.

Do you prefer the office or working from home?
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🏡 WFH
🏙 Corporate Experiences
💼 Office Life
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poweredbycaffeine
WR Lieutenant
+10
Bean Juice Drinker | Sales Savant
I like the office for about 3 hours, and then I hate the accessibility I am providing to leeches who can't think for themselves.

THE CAFFEINE HAS SPOKEN
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
I can get behind the 3 hour workday, one or two days per week...
RealPatrickBateman
Politicker
+8
Amateur Butcher
We have a 5 hour workday regularly, I go into the office 2 days a month and it works great for my position. I don't have much "collaboration" at this point in my career/role so remote work IS THE WAY
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+9
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
Personally a fan of hybrid - nice to have the energy levels you speak about, but some people are just fucking annoying and Monday morning in the office can yeet itself off a cliff. 
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
See?  There's the rub.  Those people.  Maybe an office environment where annoying people can't come...
InQ5WeTrust
Arsonist
+9
Sales Savages, what is our profession? Trauma!
I like where this is going. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
I hear ya Goose. Personally I prefer working remotely. I lived on the road instead of an office pre-Covid so I'm about this life. 
FamilyTruckster
Politicker
+9
Exec Director, Major Accounts
Same. I’ve been remote for 6+ years now. If I had taken an office job at any point it would’ve required a move. Which would be pointless now. Very happy that I didn’t. 

I talk to a lot of folks that still LOVE the office. I get it. It distracts me. I’d rather my distractions be a quick fix on a home project than “joshing with Josh”.
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Traveling for work was great for about two months.  Then that shit got real old.
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
I've enjoyed the break. I am starting to get the itch to get back out there though.
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RealPatrickBateman
Politicker
+8
Amateur Butcher
WFH IS THE WAY 🙌🏼 Well, for those of us that thrive in solitude and hate almost all humans. My dog barking in the background has built more rapport with my clients than any SDR I’ve had 😂
UrAssIsSaaS
Politicker
+8
SaaS Eater
Im all about the WFH life and dont see myself going back to the office for anything. There is no way I would be able to live where I live and do what I like to do without remote work and I really dont want that to change.
AlecBaldwinsHairline
Valued Contributor
+5
SDR Manager
I don't mind some office time, but WFH is the shit.
TheRealPezDog
Notable Contributor
+10
Account Manager
Yeah I love being trapped in an office all day, taking my shits in the comfort of a shared public restroom, getting there whenever the fuck I want and running into the same damn people daily that I feel obligated to chat with, sounds efficient.  (This was all sarcasm in case you're dumb enough to take it at face value) 
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
You sound like a pleasant person.  Wish I could work with you.
DungeonsNDemos
Politicker
+10
Rolling for Initiative
I think hybrid will be the way of the future. Everyone got a taste and they want MORE.
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Except for the business owners.  They were forced into this and I'm not sure they love it.  Regardless of what they say.
DungeonsNDemos
Politicker
+10
Rolling for Initiative
Lol my old CEO at my last company had us all back in the office by April 1st 2020... so a month after shit started.
He wanted us working in the office to "keep the energy up". It 100% is because he has no trust in his underpaid workforce.

I think that if you have the right culture and actual trust then it works better than full in-office structure. 
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Beans
Politicker
+9
Account Executive
Our office reopened 2 weeks ago with AE’s being completely optional. I’m there easily 4 days a week. I can meet with my BD on the fly, pick brains, feed off the energy of my teammates and more.
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
And then peace out when shit gets annoying.  I hear this.
NoSuperhero
Politicker
+7
BDR
I LOVE WORKING FROM HOME. The only thing I miss from time to time is a good interactive team meeting, that's it tho. Dialing, sending emails and all that can be done from home.
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
One day in the office.  Cram in all the necessary shit.  Then get to work.
DrunkenArt
Politicker
+7
Sales Representative
I like a mix of both. We have to be in the office once a week for 4 hours. Other than that, we have the flexibility to come and go as we please.
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Just hit your numbers.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
My two questions now are 1) What's OTE? and 2) can I work remote?
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+13
Senior Account Executive
Same here. Weeds out the crap recruiters fast too.
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
OTE is overrated.  I'm more interested in the uncapped commissions and the escalators that are available.  
DataSlangah
Politicker
+7
SAE
I have been told masturbation between meetings is frowned upon in the office - for that reason, I'm out.
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Just like on airplanes...
DataSlangah
Politicker
+7
SAE
Thanks a lot, Osama Bin Laden!
SaaSMaster
Politicker
+5
Strategic Partnerships Manager
Hybrid model is great, gives me the flexibility of working home while still being able to get in the office a couple times a week to see people, bounce ideas of each other and get the nice energy of being in
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
I mostly miss people (some of them, anyway)
Bd
BdubSE
Opinionated
+3
Global Manager - Sales Enablement
I went from a fully in-office 50+ hours/week role (even during the pandemic.. we only took 1 month off per the CEO "not believing" in Covid..) and now I'm in a full-time remote role because my company is based in EMEA and I'm in the U.S.

The flexibility in my role has been incredible for work/life balance.. but has also led me top being lazy sometimes when I shouldn't be.

When I'm in the zone- NO ONE bothers me to take me out of it.

I don't twiddle my thumbs when I have any down-time waiting for someone else's action at work- I can just jump into a chore or learning something.. or come here. 

However, I miss the office environment. I miss the drives into work and home from work sometimes. I miss the lunch breaks with co-workers and the tribal knowledge from being together.

A hybrid model would be incredible! 
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
An obvious option in the poll... which is why I didn't add it.
WomenWantMeFishFearMe
Politicker
+4
SDR LXIX
WFH is the best. My pace and cheaper working lunch
dwightyouignorantsale
Politicker
+7
Manager, Sales
I personally like a hybrid model, assuming you have the power to choose when you go in or not. I understand the reason, but I’m not a fan of the mandatory Tuesday/Wednesday office days, the rest work from home. I want to be able to wake up, have a nice breakfast, and THEN decide if I want to go in or not.
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Routine can be beneficial.  That way you know when you will be in the office.
dwightyouignorantsale
Politicker
+7
Manager, Sales
very true. In that case, being able to pick when you go in is best versus having your manager/company set that for your team.
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alecabral
Arsonist
+9
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
I'm hearing a lot on both sides. I do miss the social aspect of the office and I think my peers feel the same. I do not want to go back to 5 days a week there though and would rather stay home at least 3 of those days.
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
I'm with you my friend.
jefe
Politicker
+8
Sales Director
I like hybrid, personally. Can't beat WFH life but it's good to change things up from time to time or like once a week.
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Hybrid seems like the best option for sure.
Diablo
Politicker
+7
AE
Anytime work from home, more flexibility = more productivity for me. Getting into office is so so difficult now for me, I can tolerate being there for 1 or max 2 days.
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sellingsellssold
Politicker
+7
SDR
Find it so much more productive to go into the office even though I prefer to WFH. I have been doing 3 days a week in the office and find it a good schedule.
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
I agree with that.
Sniper
Opinionated
+3
Enterprise Account Executive
Neither. Field
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Weird.  But ok.
TheNegotiator
Politicker
+7
VP of Sales
I hate WFH full time. I wish I could WFH maybe 1-2 days a week tops.
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
I'm with you.  As much as I hate the office 5 days sometimes I'd prefer to mix it up.
BDMSam
Executive
+6
Business Development Manager
Combination of the two work best for me - This full time WFH thing can be boring at times, but at least I can work on my lawn... 
goose
Politicker
+12
Sales Executive
Never looked better
Biznasty
Opinionated
+5
Lead Business Development Manager
I prefer to work from home because I can control the flow of my day better than working in the office. People can't just walk in on me and interrupt me when I'm working. 

I also go out daily to meet with clients so I do have a nice balance. 

My favorite work from home perks are sleeping in until the last second and using my lunch break to shower/do chores. 
NorthernSalesGuru
Politicker
+5
Manager, Outbound Sales
I actually like the flexibility. Some days i enjoy going into the office as a change of pace. Some days i love WFH
captainrex
Fire Starter
+1
Sales Enablement Team Lead
You make a valid point, I often miss the office but the comfort of working from home takes back the hours we lose from going to work and back, which gives us the chance to actually invest time in improving ourselves or just to have fun. #remoteworkrules. 
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