During the peak of the COVID pandemic, as many as 71% of Americans were working remotely at any given time. According to Upwork, 41.8% of workers continue to work remotely. As companies start to discuss a return to offices and some semblance of a pre-pandemic workday, the conversation about remote work and whether or not it’s a viable long term solution has ramped up. Some want it to end; others want it to stay. A large portion of the latter group are parents, specifically dads for whom working remotely has provided an opportunity to be a more hands-on father and husband. Without a commute or the trappings of office life, they can be a more active part of their child’s life, pitch in with the household labor, and generally have a new perspective. We spoke to a variety of men who don’t want remote work to end for these and other reasons. Here’s what they said about why they don’t want remote work to end.