My boss is “gently encouraging” me to start coming in a few days each week during summer. Once we get to Labor Day, we can request hybrid schedules but there’s little expectation that such requests will be honored.

I had a pretty easy commute 20-30 minutes door to door and that includes walking to the L stop, waiting 10 minutes for a train to arrive that was empty enough for me to squeeze in and then a quick walk across a street to my office.This commute really did help me prepare for, and then decompress from, each day. I haven’t been able to capture that while working from home and so home and work just bleed together. I won’t miss that.