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The Only Black Guy in the Office

When the challenges of remote work are all around you

Illustration: Michael Kennedy

The remote work revolution has changed life as we know it for corporate folks like myself. And while I’m on the record singing the praises of working from home, I’d like to set the record straight: It’s not without its faults.

Don’t get me wrong, I’ve enjoyed my weekday afternoon naps and time away from co-workers. But I’ve also come to realize that before the pandemic, we were putting a little bit too much gas on working from home. Is WFH convenient? You bet your ass it is. …


Lemme Get Back To You

Our advice columnist has the answers — plus, how to give thanks and give back

Illustration: Michael Kennedy

Like so many other folks, I’m working from home and sheltering in place with my wife and two kids, including a toddler. But it’s not a big house, and we’re all here all the time. I love them, but I’m just trying not to lose it. Homeschooling, childcare, domestic duties, marriage: How do I preserve my sanity right now?

There’s a reason people love working from home — well, endless reasons. It’s more comfortable, there’s no commute, you can focus on doing actual work instead of office small talk. But up until recently, “working from home” came with certain assumptions…

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