Remote work is an increasingly popular choice for employers and employees: employers get to enjoy the pick of the best talent from across the globe, and employees get the flexibility of working from wherever they like. For most remote workers (including me), this means working from home. Working from home or working remotely in general is on the rise: between 2012 and 2016, the number of people working remotely in the US rose from 24 to 31%, and in 2016 43% of Americans spent some time working from home (this was up on previous years). Stories about remote work from home often paint an incredibly bright picture: of flexible hours, being closer to family, and saving an hour a day on commuting times. These are some of the benefits of remote work, but this paints an inaccurate picture. Working from home can be really hard:
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