The popular stereotype for remote work could look something like this: a sun-drenched beach, your laptop on your knees, the ocean lapping just beyond. Or, like this: a beautiful deck with comfy seating and a leafy green forest setting as a backdrop. Your choice? Fill in the blank! In reality, places to work remotely can either be amazing, or, frankly, can fall well short of ideal.
At Remote.co, we recently conducted an informal poll with a single question: What’s the best or worst place you’ve worked remotely? We received an amazing array of responses that offered surprising, funny, and eye-opening answers that tell us a lot about what it really means to work from anywhere, for flexible workers seeking flexible jobs.
Here’s a look at the many places to work remotely that Remote.co respondents shared with us—including the good, the bad, and the ugly:
Worst places to work remotely:
The most universally shared response: any place with bad connectivity. A few examples:
- “The car on the side of the road.”
- “Public restrooms while waiting for a kid to ‘go.’”
- “Any place with slow wifi feels like hell.”
- “A lake house my family rented with a wi-fi router circa 1915.”