Before Covid, Blaze Bullock, 34, was on the road one week a month as a marketing consultant in the auto industry.
Then, when the country shut down, Bullock began working remotely. “Now they want me to start traveling again and visiting car dealerships,” he said. “I don’t want to do that at all.”
Bullock said he likes working from home and spending more time with his friends and family in Salt Lake City. “I realized this is the only way I want to live.”
The pandemic has caused a lot of people to reevaluate, particularly when it comes to work.
After working from home for over a year, Blaze Bullock says he’d like to freelance full-time or at least find a position that’s entirely remote – and he’s seen plenty of those types of openings.
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After spending more than a year at home, some don’t want to go back to commuting, preferring the flexibility of remote work at least a few days a week.
Others are simply burned out from logging long hours while also balancing child care and remote school, sometimes all at once.
And nearly all employees are ready to see what else is out there.
“Either they’re unfulfilled from their jobs or their priorities have changed,” said Maria Reitan, founder and head coach at Jump Team, based in Minneapolis.