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🧑‍💻 The US is the remote work capital of the world

PLUS how to deal with bad hotel wifi, high paying job vs a job you love, how remote work can solve the "urban paradox, and more!

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Today’s email is a 3.5 min read:

  • 📡 How to improve hotel WiFi even if it sucks

  • 💻 Why the US is the undisputed remote work capital of the world

  • 💰 High-paying job you hate, or a low-paying job you love?

  • 🌆 Why remote work could solve the “urban paradox”


How to Deal With Bad Hotel WiFi

Ever get to your hotel only to find that the internet is from the mid-90s? Well, we have a few tips on things you can do to boost that signal to something relatively useful:

  1. 🔌 Bring an ethernet cord - many hotel rooms still have ethernet ports which will allow you to hardwire into the network. Of course, you will need a dongle with an ethernet port if you have a newer laptop

  2. 🧩 Try a different spot - Hotel WiFi tends to suck because there are a lot of things interfering with the signal - electronics, walls, other people, etc. Move around the room and you may find a spot with less interference.

  3. 📡 Portable travel router - If moving doesn’t help you can try boosting the signal with one of these bad boys, they are relatively easy to travel with and can boost your WiFi signal to make it more usable.

Hopefully, with these tips, you can transform that internet from 90s-era sadness to this 90s vibe👇


The World Is Returning To The Office, Here’s Why The US Remains Remote

The US is undoubtedly the remote work capital of the world.

According to JLL, a global commercial real estate firm, current office occupancy ranges from 40-60% of pre-pandemic levels in the US.

Europe & the Middle East on the other hand are at around 70-90% and Asia is at a whopping 80-110%

You read that right… that’s actual growth from pre-pandemic times in office occupancy.

So why is the US so pro-remote work?

There are a few reasons:

  • 🏡 Larger homes - The average US home is much larger than homes in other parts of the world, 2.4 rooms per person vs 1.7, and thanks to that they are more easily able to WFH

  • 🚗 Longer commutes - The US leads the world in terms of commute times, and workers see the benefit of saving that time. Additionally, the US lacks a robust public transportation system so US worker commutes also add a higher financial cost, not just time.

  • 👔 Tougher job market - the unemployment rate in the US is at 3.4% which is about half of the EU (6.1%) so US companies have to work harder to attract employees.

  • 🏕️ Better work-life balance - EU workers especially have always enjoyed a greater work-life balance (hello Spanish siestas) so the pain of going to the office is not as strong as that of US workers.

The important thing to highlight here is that of these reasons, only one - the job market, is likely to change.

US homes are US homes, and the odds of the US going on a mass public transport build-out over the next few years in order to make it easier for people to commute to the office are slim to none.


According To Research, The Older You Get, The More Important It Is To Love What You Do

Which would you choose?

Would you rather have a low-paying job you love, or a high-paying job you hate?

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🇬🇧 The UK is working on a new “all digital” border scheme called the ETA that should speed up the process of visiting the country. Here’s everything we know so far about the new program

🏨 Hotels are adjusting to the rise of remote work & bleisure, the growing trend of mixing business & vacation, by redesigning hotel rooms to feel more “home-like”

🌃 The Urban Paradox: For decades people have flocked to large cities in search of more opportunities, but in some places, like Mongolia, this is sucking the life out of the rest of the country, while causing problems in the capital city. Could remote work be the answer we’ve been looking for?

🔬 Case Study: How remote work and a network of coworking spaces are helping to bring new life to small Irish villages, and a higher quality of life to professionals


April 25-26: Running Remote [📍 Lisbon, Portugal] - Largest remote work conference in the world for enterprises and SMEs

May 24-28: Vivel [📍 Multiple Locations, Turkey] - networking meets music at this one-of-a-kind conference for location-independent professionals

June 16-19: Camp Indie [📍 Kent, Connecticut] - adult summer camp & conference for digital nomads & those living an unconventional life

June 25-July 2: Bansko Nomad Fest [📍 Bansko, Bulgaria] - for digital nomads, freelancers, and founders in the mountains of Bulgaria


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