Remote Work or Higher Pay?

Is Remote Work Worth a Pay Cut? Here’s Why Many Say Yes

Is Hybrid Work Fair?

Luay Rahil
All Things Work
Published in
4 min readJun 9, 2024

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Recently, I lost the best employee I hired or worked with because she wanted to work from home.

Now, two of my employees might leave because they want to work from home full-time, but I can’t accommodate their requests. Their roles require them to interact with customers in person. So, they must be in the office.

How safe do you feel?

I am open to a remote or hybrid work schedule, but it may not be feasible for certain customer-facing roles.

Let’s consider this scenario: Imagine walking into your local city hall to inquire about the requirements for operating a restaurant. You want to have a face-to-face conversation with your health inspector, but all you find is a business card. Now, think about being a customer at a local restaurant where a health inspector hasn’t visited because your local health department conducts virtual inspections. How safe would you feel in that situation?

These are some limitations of hybrid or remote work. It is impossible for every position, so some business leaders choose not to implement it. Employees become upset, and great employees leave, which brings me to what my best

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Luay Rahil
All Things Work

I write engaging content on business and leadership development.