Wedding Planner

Round table: Should work-from-home policies be required?

(NewsNation) — Americans have fallen in love with working from home and want to make it permanent.

Nearly two-thirds of the country want the government to require companies to have a work-from-home policy, according to a NewsNation/Decision Desk HQ poll released Thursday.

Even more survey respondents would like employers to offer a work-from-home option as a way to protect them against soaring gas prices.

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It comes at a pivotal time for the country’s wallets and workplaces. Americans see no relief in sight for gasoline prices; they expect them to be even more expensive in six months, according to the NewsNation poll.

At the same time, employers ranging from Goldman Sachs to Telsa have pushed back against the work-from-home culture.

However, 76% of voters think they work just as well or better in a work-from-home environment, according to the NewsNation poll.

“I think companies should do some incentives and maybe provide some gas money to employees during this time,” Abby Harkins, a 27-year-old wedding planner from San Francisco, said Monday. Her employer requires her to be in office and she has to attend all the weddings she plans.