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Flexible working has been sorely needed for years—so why did it take a pandemic to make it acceptable?

Are you telling me we actually had the capacity to work from home this whole time?

By Joseph Stashko  

Surely the definition of "workplace" is "the place you do your work"? Photo: Pexel

This morning I got up, blew my nose, had breakfast with some paracetamol and prepared myself for another day within the four walls of my home in south-east London. I know what you’re thinking, but I haven’t caught Covid-19. In late 2016 I developed an illness that has been obstinate and severe enough to keep me at home ever since. I haven’t been able to work, nor socialise outside the house—so the news that the…

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