Working Remotely is one of the Best Things for The People of New Jersey
I cannot believe how many of us are now working from home. Just think, working remotely, just over two years ago, wasn't really a thing.
It was rare for entire departments to not be inside the office.
Now? Forget about it, I feel it is uncommon if someone isn't working from their couch, or home office.
If we can take away one small "positive" (and I use the term positive very loosely in this situation) from the pandemic, it's that we've proven that we're capable of doing our jobs from literally anywhere.
Working remotely has its advantages.
It allows you to be more flexible with your schedule, to sleep later, and it cuts down on commuting. As someone who once commuted an hour each way to work, that type of flexibility and cutting down on the time in the car is my favorite part.
We cannot forget about another big benefit; we do not have to pay for gas as often as we would with long commutes.
Anyway, it makes sense that more and more people are looking to make the permanent switch to working remotely.
If that sounds like something you're interested in, I have some great news for you.
According to Wallet Hub, New Jersey was ranked pretty high for working remotely.
The Garden State was named NUMBER 1 for remote work in the United States.
How amazing is that?
Before I tell you how Wallet Hub arrived at those findings, I will share their top 5 states:
- New Jersey
- District of Columbia
Who was last? Alaska. Alaska was named one of the worst states to work remotely.
How did WalletHub come up with its list?
Wallet Hub factored in the states' work environment (cybersecurity, household internet access, etc), and living environment (the price of electricity and internet, home square footage, etc) when forming the list.
I am all for working remotely. My job actually allows me to work remotely and take advantage of all of the perks listed above.
So yes, I'm probably a little biased, but this is for me.
Don't get me wrong, there are some days I do miss an office environment, but overall, I think working remotely is the way of the future.
If you have the ability to work from home, the space at home and your office allowing you to, please take advantage of it. It, in some cases, is life-changing.