Workers Want to Do Their Jobs From Anywhere and Keep Their Big-City Salaries – Employers see remote work as an opportunity to save money by cutting pay; employees argue that their work has the same value no matter where they do it

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We’re drastically underpaid already. Wages have stagnated while the cost of living has risen.. Let us work from home somewhere we can afford a house


So, to extend this logic, as a University student, I should be paying less for any remote class than in-class courses. You know, online is subprime… like that. This is a great rationale to also consider that if my professor is from some poor state like Alabama, then his salary should be less than my prof in New York City… got it! Let’s just see how this works in the fully implemented ***remote is less*** operational business practices.


People in this thread aren’t getting it: it’s not pay cuts at your current job that you need to worry about. It’s the next time you try to find a job that’s newly 100% WFH, where you’re not just competing with job applicants within a 1 or 2 hr drive from the office, but instead, *anywhere* in the state (or anywhere in the country even). We’re witnessing the “outsourcing” of middle class office jobs to places like middle-of-nowhere Texas or Iowa for jobs originally based in Silicon Valley or NYC. Why pay your next Silicon Valley applicant $90k per year when someone living in the middle of nowhere Missouri with municipal fiber internet can do the exact same job for $50k or $60k? I think we’re going to see wages for people living in major cities stagnate in the coming years while people in rural and semi-rural areas of the country will see a pay boost.


Remote work saves business money! They don’t have to pay as much for building costs, they don’t have to worry about providing internet! It’s just the greed of businesses to want to pay employees less, then sitting back and saying everyone is too lazy to work.


Workers want more money. Employers want to pay their workers less. News at 11.