Many remote workers don’t want to return to the office

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Remote workers have been slowly making their way back to the workplace over the past few months, but some have not returned full time and some plan to work remotely for the foreseeable future.

Bowling Green City workers are mostly back in the office after working remotely for nearly a year.

Some remote workers say they feel like they can communicate with customers on the phone better without background noises.

Other workers are still remote, like Rob Holdsworth, who only goes to the office a couple of times per month and says he hopes it stays that way.

Holdsworth, along with other people we talked to, said he gets more work done at home with fewer distractions that he did in the office.

“I save myself about three hours a day of a commute because I work in Nashville downtown and so in the morning and in the evening, I was able to just log in and log off and save those three hours to spend with my kids. When my kids were doing the non-traditional instruction during the pandemic, we had three meals a day together at the table,” said Holdsworth.

As for missing coworkers, some remote workers said they talk frequently via teleconference and don’t feel like they have grown apart.