Yes, remote jobs are definitely a part of the Future of Work. Remote jobs are an important part of the Right Now of Work.
The days of most companies having a cigar-chomping foreman standing atop the factory ensuring the workers are churning out product from the assembly line at maximum efficiency are over. By forcing people to come into an office as opposed to facilitating remote work, companies are holding onto a vestige of History of Work dating back to the Industrial Revolution.
For all of the control that forcing people