She also stressed that the technological problems, like the poor connections, exclude an important part of the workforce, mainly in the small cities and the rural areas. Remote working as an ordinary model of work risks sharpening the existing digital divide in many countries.
Barbara from Italy commented about the pressure to work more, and the difficulties to make the balance between work, social life, and other important parts of life beyond work. She gave her personal experience that she made some strategies to not work during the weekends and in non-commercial hours.
The third commentator, Ivana from Bósnia Herzegovina, shared her personal experience as a worker in a tourist sector, which was deeply impacted during the pandemic, and forced her to change her company’s strategy. She had to elaborate and exploit new tools to reach potential customers. She begins to publish on the website short video stories about places to be visited, video guides, and so on. Therefore, the pandemic opened opportunities to create new ICT-based services. Even though at the beginning she had more time with her family, she later started feeling the worst work pressure and time constraint, also suffering from the social distance.