RE: The War on Working from Home has been Declared || Corporations VS Decentralization

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I'm a "boomer" (the tail end of the boom) but I also was one of the early adopters of working from home. I worked 2 days at home, 3 in the office for a while when my first child was born in 1989. And I had far, far, far less technology than I do now. My working from home was allowed because my boss, also a mother, had done it first. We were allowed because there was a serious shortage of actuaries and actuarial assistants in Chicago in those days. We were too valuable to lose, so the men in suits accommodated us.



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Oh good to see another Boomer here on Hive! I am a very close Boomer lol.

BTW My daughter is thinking about doing actuarial science, but not happy about the tests. She may just do a general math degree instead.

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If you are good at taking tests, an FSA (passed all the tests) makes fabulous money. Actuarial science is a good fit for introverts--lots of math, all day, every day.

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The companies with bosses that accommodate things like that usually go a long way. :)
Interesting point though, whenever supply is less than the demand of people who can do the job, employees have much more power to discuss their working conditions. It's about the same situation for me as a software developer.

I like how you and @old-guy-photos are just rolling with the term 'boomer' 😅, as it seems some on the internet become heavily offended by it. Of course, I meant no offense.

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I don't mind being old. It means even though things have tried to kill me, none have succeeded yet. You can call me anything you like--just don't call me late for dinner! !BEER

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I will keep that healthy perspective in mind for if I ever get there. 😂
!BEER

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