The 10 Worst Conditions for Remote Work


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    The corona pandemic has changed the way we work. Millions of employees did their jobs from home for the first time. Many love the new arrangement and want it to stay in place.

    If you are one of those people, you better hope you don’t live in any of the 10 states listed below.

    CNBC looked at all 50 US states to see which are the least suitable for remote working.

    In compiling its list, CNBC analyzed 15 metrics including:

    • Broadband connectivity
    • Power grid reliability
    • Health and healthcare
    • Sustainability in the face of climate change
    • Environmental quality
    • Inclusivity
    • Real estate market
    • Cost of living
    • Tax burden

    Surprisingly, CNBC thought California – home of many tech companies – was the worst state for remote work. How did this happen?

    CNBC says the golden state doesn’t shine brightly for remote workers because the cost of living is high, taxes are high, air quality is poor, and the power grid is “notoriously unreliable.”

    The second worst state for teleworkers is Maine, which has the most unreliable power grid in the country, says CNBC. It also has high taxes and high cost of living, and many of the state’s residents do not have access to an affordable broadband network.

    Louisiana – the third worst state for teleworkers – has unreliable power grids and poor health care, says CNBC. In addition, the internet connection is weak.

    CNBC’s list of the 10 worst states for remote work – in the correct order – is as follows:

    • California
    • Maine
    • Louisiana
    • Mississippi (tie)
    • Wisconsin (tie)
    • Arkansas
    • Alabama
    • Pennsylvania
    • Kentucky
    • Connecticut

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