Some FAANG Technologists Hope Their Companies Don’t Go All-Remote

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During the COVID-19 pandemic, remote work became a necessity for many technologists. Depending on the progress of a vaccine, companies will soon need to decide whether they’ll continue to embrace remote work or encourage employees to head back into the office. Conventional wisdom suggests that many technologists enjoy remote and flexible work, and don’t want to go back to their desks on a full-time basis—but is that actually true?

New data from Blind, which anonymously surveys technologists on a variety of issues, suggests that many technologists at some of the nation’s largest tech companies aren’t wholly onboard with ongoing remote-work policies. But it might not have anything to do with the stresses of working from home, such as burnout and long hours: Based on the responses to Blind’s survey, it seems that some are concerned that remote work will force them to compete for jobs and promotions with technologists all around the country.

“FAANG employees should PRAY that most companies do not go full remote. When companies commit to being onsite at particular locations, such as the bay area or seattle, it limits the competition pool to people who are able and willing to …

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