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At work while at home: The new paradigm

Linda Miller stands next to her mother. Miller has worked at Bates White as an executive assistant in its mergers practice for the past three years. Foto: The Washington Post by Michael McCoy

Linda Miller has found a happy medium.

She lives in Warrenton, Va., which puts her right in between her job as an executive assistant at the economic consulting firm Bates White in Washington and her 86-year-old parents' home in Harrisonburg, Va. Before the novel coronavirus forced many workers out of the office, Miller would drive to Harrisonburg once or twice a month and arrive at her parents' by 8 a.m. to start working remotely. There were days when Miller would stop working at 9 p.m. or midnight if she started later, but her superiors never seemed to mind...

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