I totally love this time of being able to WFH. Primarily because my commute to work on a good day is a minimum of 90 minutes in the morning to two hours coming home at night. My normal work is more time consuming that the WFH I do now.
But I admit that if I didn't have such a long commute, then I might be more interested in returning to the office.
Early in the pandemic, my colleagues and I were very worried about being furloughed. However, due to strict regulations imposed by work, we couldn't just work long hours unless it was COVID related. So, for us it didn't matter if we worked every hour of the week, it didn't improve our chances of not getting furloughed.
I have worked long hours in a week, but they were, until recently, due to COVID related activities. We must get the work done as it affects the health of people throughout the state.
Recently I've had an unexpected change. My boss has encouraged us to work overtime, whether its COVID related or not. That's a substantial change to policy, believe me. Because I work in the public sector, therefore I earn significantly less than those who work in the private sector, so I welcome the opportunity to earn more. (I am an hourly employee, as all my colleagues are.)
Will we continue to work long term WFH? I really don't know. I suspect not, because WFH was never something any employer in my state, allowed before COVID-19. My guess is they'll jump at the chance to get people back into the office as fast as possible. For me, that is my biggest concern, that it will threaten my health in their rush to get people's butts in seats where management can see them. We've seen how a desire to get "back to normal" as quickly as possible has only brought about higher incidents of COVID (e.g.: Texas and Arizona).