Working from home – or WFH – has become as much a symbol of the global coronavirus pandemic as the toilet roll. But a recent survey by realty company Redfin reveals that for many Americans, working from home is a privilege and not simply a consequence of the ongoing crisis.
The survey carried out in March showed that, at least among the company’s customers, 45 percent of those with an annual household income of more than $200,000 said they worked from home more because of the outbreak. The same was true for 21 percent of respondents making between $100,000 and $200,000 as a household. Only 13 percent of those with an annual income of less than $100,000 said they worked more from home because of coronavirus.
The survey also showed that age isn’t such a deciding factor when it comes to WFH due to the coronavirus. Millennials are slightly more likely to increase remote work (27 percent), but Boomers (22 percent) and Generation X (23 percent) aren’t far behind.