Despite the pandemic, many people remain doubtful of remote work. Why do people still doubt remote work despite seeing the benefits of working from home, you may ask?
Some still think it’s not “real” work, since it doesn’t involve going into a physical office or manual labor. Others still think remote work isn’t a viable long-term work setup, especially now that companies require employees to return to the office.
However, despite these, many people found employment through online jobs during a time of uncertainty. Thus, they were able to support their families and maintain some semblance of financial stability despite the pandemic.
Besides, is there really much of a difference between working from home and working in an office?
So this coming Labor Day, stand tall and proud, as here are some reasons why remote workers should celebrate this occasion honoring honest work and the ones who do them.
Remote Work is Real Work.
But thanks to remote work becoming increasingly mainstream, job opportunities are no longer limited to local companies. Remote Staff, for instance, partners Filipino remote talents with foreign companies looking to outsource.
Best of all, depending on the company or client you’re working for, you can receive the same benefits and be just as productive as your office-based counterparts.
Remote Work Pays – Literally.
Speaking of earning money, another reason why remote workers should celebrate Labor Day is because it enables them to support themselves and their families.
In fact, many online jobs offer an equal or even better salary compared to traditional jobs.
Besides the obvious benefit of a decent salary, online jobs also help you save on a lot of expenses compared to working in an office. For one, there are no commuting expenses involved, which can often eat up a significant chunk of your monthly income.
And since all you need to work remotely is your computer and a stable internet connection, you don’t need to move to urban areas to get a well-paying job now. This saves you plenty of money since the cost of living in cities is higher than in the province.
Remote Workers Can Help the Country Back in Its Feet.
Contrary to popular belief, remote working doesn’t exempt you from paying taxes. Since you’re earning income, you will still need to file your taxes.
Individually, a remote worker’s taxes may not seem like much. But with more than half (52%) of Filipinos (upwards to eighty-five percent (85%) during the pandemic) working remotely, this all adds up very quickly.
Taxes enable the government to fund public projects like hospitals, roads, emergency services, and welfare programs.
This is especially vital now that the country is on the road to recovery from the ravages of the pandemic. Without them, the government won’t be able to function and provide for the needs of its citizens.
Work Hard- and Celebrate Even Harder!
Labor Day is a day of celebrating the efforts of ALL workers, no matter what their job is or where they do this. Along with the reasons outlined above, you can see why remote workers have every right to celebrate Labor Day.
No matter what others say, remote work is a legitimate way to gain employment and financial stability during this difficult time. In addition, the taxes that registered remote workers pay help with the country’s recovery efforts from the pandemic.
So if your relatives or neighbors are still skeptical about your work setup, rest easy that your work is both legitimate and valuable.
If you’re still looking for remote work opportunities, Remote Staff is here to help. Our jobs list has plenty of available positions, so you’ll never run out of options. Good luck!