If I ever have to work a "normal" office job again, let's just say that remote positions have a high likelihood of floating to the top of my "to apply" list if everything else, like pay and benefits, are equal. My cats would certainly prefer that, too.

The allure of working from home is real- no need to commute, spend time dressing for "success" and no need to chit-chat with your less entertaining coworkers. Of course, there are many arguments for in-office work- like a lack of distractions and more easy, natural collaboration with coworkers. I'm very blessed to work with outrageously creative folks that keep my trips to the office pleasant and fun.

Texas stood out as a state that "went back" to the office early and in higher numbers during the pandemic and after. Or, if you were like me, you only left the office for the two weeks you actually had COVID. I would have much rather been at work, that's for sure.

However, there's a new reason Texans want to stay home that may surprise you. 

Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash
Photo by Austin Distel on Unsplash

It's because it's too dang hot to leave the house. Of course, you are likely going from your air-conditioned home to an air-conditioned car to an air-conditioned office, but even the walk from the parking lot is withering. Also, most offices frown on a tank top with no bra and booty shirts. Boo!

This problem has become very apparent in the tech job capital of Texas, which is also home to our state capitol. Austin is outrageously hot and many workers do not want to leave the cool comfort of their homes.

So how will companies that prefer employees in the office get them there? One solution would be to switch from an 8 to 5 model to a 6 to 2 model (sans lunch). This would have folks home in time to avoid the heat of the day, usually around 5 or 6 p.m. Not to mention the tremendous savings this could have on air conditioning.

As for me, I'll set my thermostat for savings, and let my office pay to keep me cool. Here's hoping I get a good parking space.

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