Like many developers in the US, I've been working remotely since March of this year. It was hard at first – losing the social connection and routine of the office was a blow considering everything else going on this year. I've gotten used to it, though.
Many prominent companies (Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Shopify, Dropbox, etc) have committed to have remote work as an option even after the pandemic. Anecdotally, the majority of recruiter emails I get these days are remote positions – not just pandemic remote, remote period. These are for startups; rarely for big tech companies.
My question, seeing all of this, is whether this shift towards remote work lasts beyond the pandemic. Do you think the companies that have embraced remote work will one day reverse themselves, like Yahoo back in the day? Or is this trend here to stay? Would you want to work mostly or entirely remotely? Would your lifestyle change if you could?