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Data from Live Data Technologies shows that remote workers receive promotions 31% less frequently than office workers, with just under 4% of remote employees receiving position upgrades last year compared to 5.6% of in-person workers. This could be because remote workers lack the office relationships developed through casual conversation that can lead to promotions.
People may not like it, but I can't build a company by playing to the lowest common denominator. If you don't show up and work with the rest of your colleagues, it's showing a lack of connectivity and a lack of ownership.
According to the Wall Street Journal, approximately 90% of CEOs are more likely to reward employees who come to the office with position upgrades, raises, and better assignments. Remote workers also receive less mentorship, with in-person colleagues receiving 22% more feedback and female workers receiving 40% more evaluation on their code while in the office.
There's some proximity bias going on. I literally call it discrimination.