Many employees who began working remotely during the pandemic are in no hurry to return to the office. Nearly 7 in 10 would rather look for a new job than go back, a new survey from Clarify Capital finds.

“Before the pandemic forced many Americans to switch from their workplaces to their homes, most office workers were used to getting dressed, commuting and buying lunch every weekday,” the survey report says. “But now that they’ve tasted a better life, they don’t want to go back to the way things were.”

Sixty-eight percent of respondents, including 79% of Gen Z remote workers, say they would look for a new job before returning to the office. Twenty-seven percent say they would rather negotiate a higher salary, and only 5% would be okay with returning without a salary negotiation.

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