Remote Control: Most High Paying Jobs Now In-Person | NewsRadio 740 KTRH

Remote Control: Most High Paying Jobs Now In-Person | NewsRadio 740 KTRH

There is now more evidence that the post-pandemic remote work explosion is coming to an end. A new study by the jobs website Ladders finds the number of high-paying remote jobs has fallen by 60% in the past year, while hybrid job availability dropped by 95% in the same span. Among the highest-paying jobs in the country—defined as those paying at least $250,000 a year—only 4% are available for remote work, down from 10% a year ago.

The decline in remote work comes amidst changing attitudes toward work-from-home, as cities have struggled to get workers and businesses to return to downtowns and civic centers. Earlier this year, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey caused a stir when he mocked stay-at-home workers as he tried to court businesses back to his city. “When they stay home, sitting on their couch with their nasty cat blanket, diddling on their laptop…if (you) do that for a few months, you become a loser…it’s a study,” he said.

Fox News Host Jesse Watters mostly agreed with that assessment, and argued that many in younger generations will have to be coaxed, or shamed, into dropping remote work. “If I was single, in my 20s, in a small apartment working on my laptop all day, yeah, you’re a loser,” said Watters on The Five. “So in order to get them back, I’d probably say something about how being in the office, that’s where the action is at, after-hours drinks with the staff…those types of things that build camaraderie.”

If camaraderie or better pay doesn’t convince people to abandon remote work, many soon may not have a choice. A recent Resume Builder survey of 1,000 companies finds 90% expect a full five-day-per-week return to the office by the end of the year.

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