WASHINGTON — When Bonnie Green pitched the idea of transitioning to full-time remote work, her boss wasn’t exactly thrilled. “I think he felt pretty torn, because he wanted to support me in pursuing my goals, but there were also many unknowns, and he wasn’t willing to take that risk,” she shares. “Luckily, the story doesn’t end there!”
Green — who had been working as an executive assistant to the heads of the brand and HR departments at online banking platform Simple for just shy of two years — was given the opportunity to start talking with the company about what the details of a potential remote arrangement might look like.
Ultimately, she transitioned to supporting other corporate leaders who were more comfortable with the concept.
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