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How many of you are fully remote? How reasonable is it to request remote work? I’d like to be with a family member in a different city for a few months, is this a reasonable request?

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Depending on the firm, associates have all the power right now and remote work is the new normal. I would go ahead and ask.

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I have been fully remote since July last year. My wife was working in another city at that time. My boss didn't hesitate when I asked whether I could move over to be with her before coming back in the middle of this year. Probably helped my cause that my team is split across 4 offices and we have been working on cases together via video calls way before the pandemic started anyway.

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For what it’s worth, I asked to extend working remotely to help take care of a family member who does not have long left to live and am finding it difficult to get this approved. I really don’t understand the push back but there shouldn’t be any harm in asking.

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I have only been in the office a handful of times since wfh started and have clearly proven I’m capable of working remotely.

I’d ask and agreed to still go on client pitched

Sorry pitches

People at my firm did things like that all the time even before covid. That said I mean the lit folks, lit vs corporate will matter here.

Yes because you don't really have to be there to meet clients/network (though you don't do much of that early on anyway).

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