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Facebook workers get remote work option—but it could come with a pay cut

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Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg demonstrates an Oculus Rift headset at a 2016 event. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Facebook will become far more friendly to remote work, founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced in a Thursday livestream to employees that was shared publicly.

“We’re going to be the most forward-leaning company on remote work at our scale,” Zuckerberg said. “I think that it’s quite possible that over the next five to 10 years, about 50 percent of our people could be working remotely.”

Right now, of course, far more than 50 percent of Facebook employees are working from home due to the pandemic. The company has told workers that they’ll be free to work remotely through the end of 2020. But even after the COVID-19 threat subsides, Facebook will be more accepting of remote workers than it was before the pandemic.

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