To clarify, I agree that the overseas moves don't make sense
in many cases. But they are happening. A lot of what
companies do has nothing to do with what makes sense long
term. Unfortunate, but true.
I was also much more productive at home when I regularly
worked there. The company that allowed that realized this
and let people work from almost anywhere. I was fortunate
to be just over an hour from the local office, so I had the
best of both worlds. At one point, I worked at home only
for about 6-8 weeks and it was great. Even now, at my
current job, I have a better home office and I usually
start my day with a few hours at home rather than going in,
even though it's only a 15 minute ride. Modern office
environments (cube farms) are pretty awful for productivity
in my opinion. But, unfortunately for me, newer management
prefers us not to take entire days at home -- something I
used to do pretty frequently early on. With the other job,
where I worked at home a lot, the company was bought and
that all ended. My real point was that the general trend
I've seen over the past 5+ years is for telecommuting to be
less of an option than it was, at least in my circle of
I think in terms of going for a dream, you should definitely
go for it if you're going to feel unfulfilled not doing so.
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