Working Remotely is Something You Should Consider

Feb 26, 2020 at 01:06 pm by -gToon

Owl Labs has recently published a report on the state of remote workers (workers who work off-site usually via the internet) and their info shows a marked rise in remote work/telecommuting across several fields. In fact, "Telecommuting increased by 22% between 2017 and 2018". VFX houses, in particular, are looking to work with artists from all across the world. 

So, what are the benefits of working remotely. As a remote worker myself, I can tell you that setting your own hours and being able to work at any time you want is a big plus. The Owl Labs report notes that "Those who work remotely at least once per month are 24% more likely to be happy and productive in their roles than those who can't or don't work remotely"

Another benefit is that you don't have to commute to work. In Los Angeles that's a big deal as traffic can be so bad you could end up spending over an hour in traffic each way. Greenhouse gasses are not emitted when you don't drive, too. Owl Labs states that "Every year, U.S. remote workers prevent 3.6 million tons of greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere by not commuting.

Companies have less overhead when they use remote workers. No need for that cubicle or office space anymore. The actual work experience is more pleasant, too. Again, here's Owl Labs "Companies that allow remote work experience 25% less employee turnover than companies that do not allow remote work."

There are more interesting facts in this Remote Work report from Owl Labs. I urge you to read it and consider working remotely. Maybe even a second job would be a good fit for remote work? 

Owl Labs 45 Key Remote Work & Telecommuting Statistics for 2020

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