As a jobseeker, I’ve found that about 8 out of every 10 writing jobs are located in the suburbs, usually in Burlington or around Route 128. The idea of driving a half hour *out* of the city to get to work feels a little depressing, not to mention expensive and carbon-heavy. Isn’t is supposed to be the other way around? Aren’t the suburbanites supposed to be coming into the city to work?
I’ve been wishing there’s some way to repurpose these gaping retail spaces into affordable office space with shorter leases, luring businesses back to the city and providing more jobs right here in the city. I know, crazy.