Why I Prefer Remote Work As A Black Person

Liberation from the cubicle nation has one significant benefit only Black people can appreciate

Rod T. Faulkner
3 min readMar 19, 2024
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I’m a 20-year veteran of toiling in corporate America, a former citizen of the cubicle nation.

I hated it.

The phosphorescent lighting. The cliques. The inane office politics. Being micromanaged by megalomaniac bosses. The endless, time-wasting meetings. The soul-draining commutes.

And what I hated above all? Both the overt and subtle anti-Black racism I was exposed to in the workplace.

From overhearing white co-workers complaining about “Black people (fill in the blank)!” To being asked loaded questions that always began with “Why do/don’t Black people (again, fill in the blank)?”

I loathed being passed over for promotions only to be told “You need to pay your dues,” while watching Ned’s nephew Ken be hired right out of college for a high-paying position for which they had no prior experience.

Black people in corporate America can recite an endless litany of obstacles intended to bar them from moving “up the corporate ladder,” and the often high-price many pay to do so.



Rod T. Faulkner

Proud Blerd. I write about sci-fi, fantasy, and other areas of interest. Founder of EYE ON SCI-FI Podcast. https://bio.site/eyeonscifi Chocolate lover.