Jobs after Covid-19: business not as usual

by Rashmee

Posted on March 2, 2021 / The National


This will be a significant week in terms of job prospects for millions around the world. In Britain, Wednesday’s annual budget will include £126 million ($175.6m) in new funding for 40,000 traineeships and “flexi-job” apprenticeships. In the US, the employment report for February is expected to show the strongest pace of hiring since November. And … Continue reading “Jobs after Covid-19: business not as usual”

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The beachfront WeWorks. Digital nomad visas are becoming a thing

by Rashmee

Posted on December 31, 2020


Apparently, the digital nomad visa is going to ride the coat-tails of the #wfh revolution. Those who work from home are going to move their remote working somewhere nice. Somewhere, in fact, like a palm-fringed island nation, the sort you would normally visit on vacation. According to OZY, the seekers include the African island nation … Continue reading “The beachfront WeWorks. Digital nomad visas are becoming a thing”

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Is the four-day work week nearly here?

by Rashmee

Posted on December 28, 2020


It may sound silly to be talking about work during the holiday season, but soon it will be over and people will be back to working from home (or, as some call it, “living at work”.) That’s when thoughts will turn once again to the length of the work week. But attempts are underway to … Continue reading “Is the four-day work week nearly here?”

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Working from home is about redistributive justice…or the chance of it, anyway

by Rashmee

Posted on December 27, 2020


  Soon enough the holiday season will be over and those who can, will be back to working from home. So, how is it for you? Is it a burden or a luxury? Is it a perk or a sign of privilege? Two views are emerging when it comes to the increasingly popular phenomenon of … Continue reading “Working from home is about redistributive justice…or the chance of it, anyway”

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A truly paperless office would have no physical documents and very few virtual ones

by Rashmee

Posted on December 2, 2020


The pandemic may have taken some of the business of working online but not necessarily all of the more mundane processes of paperwork and filing. In fact, if you think about it, the pandemic hasn’t really changed the documentation usually required by organisations. Offices around the world have long relied on physical documentation – even … Continue reading “A truly paperless office would have no physical documents and very few virtual ones”

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‘Hey, home worker, how do you feel about your remote privilege?’

by Rashmee

Posted on November 17, 2020


So, how do you feel about your remote privilege? Is it really a privilege to work from home? I guess, considering essential workers and those engaged in manual labour don’t have the option of staying home to work. Anyway, those aren’t my questions. They have been thrown up by  strategists from Deutsche Bank’s research arm. … Continue reading “‘Hey, home worker, how do you feel about your remote privilege?’”

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Why remote workers should reinvent the commuting ritual

by Rashmee

Posted on November 3, 2020 / The Economist


The daily commute is now a distant memory for millions of workers. Before lockdowns and closed workplaces forced desk-workers to stay at home, Americans spent, on average, nearly half an hour commuting each way every day. For many people, that time has been filled instead with household chores, childcare or just more work, according to … Continue reading “Why remote workers should reinvent the commuting ritual”

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK