I’m currently living the work flex dream and working from Hawaii for a few weeks.
There is no place for a “best attendance” or “never tardy” award at work.
In the context of gender and work, people often talk a lot about choice. It’s empowering to view the decisions we make solely as a matter of individual will. But choices aren’t made in a vacuum, and most of us weigh a variety of factors when faced with decisions about how to support ourselves and spend the bulk of our time.
You don’t foster fairness in the workplace with blanket edicts that treat different circumstances in exactly the same way. And you don’t maximize productivity by squeezing a few extra ounces of it out of your least productive employees.
When I say I want to “work from home,” what I really mean is that I want to work in the environment that makes the most sense for me to get my work done in the best way possible.