Are there things from the beginning of the pandemic you forgot about? Does 2020 feel nostalgic for you yet? It’s been two years since the pandemic turned our lives upside down. Although it feels like a lifetime ago. Here’s a look back at what we were all obsessing over and doing during those “unprecedented times”.
One thing to come out of the pandemic? Remote jobs. While Covid forced many of us to work from home beginning in March of 2022 for some that change has been permanent. And a great many more want it to be. There are tons of people who absolutely love working from home. I don’t mind having it as an option but personally, I enjoy the structure of returning to an office and the routine that goes with it. But I know from talking to friends that I’m not the majority with that opinion. Well, a FlexJobs survey dug a little deeper into that.
In fact, they found that 65% of survey respondents want to remain full-time remote workers and shockingly 58% said they would search for a new job if they can’t continue working from home post-pandemic. That’s “make or break” for over half of the respondents. Companies take note. In this market where finding workers can be difficult, you’re going to have to adapt. FlexJobs notes that from January 1, 2021, and December 31, 2021, the number of remote job postings in their database increased 12% over 2020.
For this list, “remote job” is defined as a professional-level job that allows employees to work from home either all or part of the time.