Cons of Getting a Remote Job

The best remote workers really love their work and take pride in what they produce. 


If you don’t love what you do, your bed suddenly becomes really comfortable ― especially when no one is telling you to get up and go.
  1. Loneliness: I once had somebody tell me that “working at home alone is a good way toward sadness”. I actually agree. Working 5 days per week completely alone can get lonely.
  2. Overworking: Seems like underworking would be the problem here...right? In reality, more people struggle to divide home life and work life, resulting in a never ending work day. Burnout becomes very real, very fast, if you fall into bad work habits at home.
  3. Underworking: Depending on your personality, overall work ethic, and love for your job function, productivity can actually drop in a remote environment. If direct supervision motivates you to get work done, working from home might kill your motivation.
  4. No “water cooler moments”: Some say that creativity and innovation can happen at impromptu moments at work. Being physically close to coworkers creates more interpersonal communication. Some of these moments are lost with remote work.
  5. Limited team social activities: Some companies are partly remote. For example, maybe only 10% of the workforce is remote. When everyone goes out for a happy hour, you and the other remote team members might be too far away to join. feelings of seclusion ensue.
Remote work is not for everybody, some people really thrive in an office environment, and others thrive working remotely.

Taking a remote job is almost like being an entrepreneur, and motivational quotes alone won't fuel you forever. 

No one is over your shoulder telling you to do your job. With remote work, the only person telling you to work is you.

With a remote job, the only person telling you to work is you.

Having a remote job is an amazing opportunity to live the lifestyle that you want while doing the work that you love. Just make sure it’s a fit for you personally before hitting the remote job boards.