NoDesk: Issue #173

A weekly newsletter with the best new remote jobs, stories and ideas from the remote work community, and occasional offbeat pieces to feed your curiosity.

By Daniel (@nodeskco).


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Hand-picked articles, stories and ideas from the remote work community and beyond.

The Battles to Come Over the Benefits of Working From Home

Austan Goolsbee | The New York Times

Not having to commute was the equivalent of a big bonus for many employees. In the future, bosses may expect more hours in exchange for remote work, an economist says.

For women, remote work is a blessing and a curse

Rani Molla | Vox

Women may be more likely to want to work from home than men. They’ve also had a harder time doing so, reporting higher rates of stress, depression, and sheer hours worked — especially if they have kids.

The best and worst cities for remote workers

Kim Hart | Axios

Businesses based in Columbus, Ohio, are the most friendly to fully remote positions, followed by San Diego, Phoenix, St. Louis and San Francisco.

Your Company’s Post-Pandemic Work Plan, Explained

Jessica Powell | Index

Hybrid Plus Plus is a true hybrid model, with a bit of home, a lot of workplace, and the freedom to be where you’re most needed — right here with us.

How To Learn Stuff Quickly

Josh Comeau

It’s often said that the internet has democratized education: the sum of human knowledge is only a Google search away! And yet, having access to information is only half of the story; you also need to be able to convert raw information into usable skills.

Pay secrecy: Why some workers can't discuss salaries

Kate Morgan | BBC

Transparency around salaries can arm marginalised workers and close the wage gap. But in the US, many workers still can’t talk about pay.

First-class flights, chauffeurs and bribery: the secret life of a private tutor

Emma Irving | The Economist

Tutoring has become a weapon in the global arms race in education. There’s no limit to what some parents will pay.

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