I work in a company in USA where some teams or individuals are fully remote. Our company is trying to get people to work in an office whenever possible, even in situations where it would not make sense to any reasonable person. For example, there are some employees whose entire team works at an office in a far away state. Yet, those employees are expected to come to a company office in their own state on some days. They are really just working alone and hardly interacting with the employees from unrelated teams in that office. Moreover, they lose at least 1.5 hours on commuting each day. Sometimes, they have to come late to office because of early morning meetings which have to be attended remotely.
Moreover, my previous manager has been working remotely for 10 years. He does not even live within commuting distance from any of our offices in the country. There are many other employees also who are allowed to work 100% remotely all the time.
I requested to work remotely due to solid personal reasons. In fact, another employee had been granted remote work for the exact same reasons. The company acknowledges that I have a good work ethic and I have also received good performance reviews each year. But, my request was rejected. After rejection, I mentioned the above arguments also, but my request was still rejected. Now, I have accepted the company's decision.
But, I believe that it is unfair to allow many people to work 100% remotely, even when they don't have any disability/personal situation which would require reasonable accommodation in the form of telecommuting. Heck, I know disabled employees in our company who commute long distances to come to office regularly.
I'd like to complain to the management about this unfairness without naming people, because unfairness breeds resentment. Is that advisable ? What is the best way to complain ? I am also considering leaving the company because of this reason, besides others.