Well. When I first experienced remote work, I was excited as most of us.
Some years later, it seems to be a model that is imposing itself in the IT environment at least.
In my personal case, I am back at the office right now. The thing is, I prefer it. I will say that I prefer it in part because I live in a small town and I work 10 minutes away from home (by foot). Obviously I don't think neither way is superior to the other, and I am happy so many people have encountered the experience so enjoyable.
I do concentrate better in an office though, and it makes me feel less isolated, I like to speak to people and get out of my home, and after work, most of my friends have different schedules and we mostly see ourselves in the weekends. And I am starting to worry that this preference can now be a problem when before, it maybe gave an advantage against people who only looked for remote work. Why? Because the job pool of office work has shrinked these last few years and now I am mostly being offered remote jobs.
Should I try hard to adapt to remote work? Do you think a nice ammount of companies will still provide a workplace as an option? How many of you feel similar? Which other options would you recommend? I, for example, have thought of going to a coworking space, where I can rent a desk and speak with physical people at least.
I should point out that I mean practical/pragmatic drawbacks more than anything. I do not think it is wrong or something like that to prefer one way or another, but for example, back in the day, looking for a remote job could shrink the ammount of jobs that matched your expectations.