Welcome to the next world, a world where work is not what it used to be. No more fear of losing your job and joining the unemployment queue. Gone is the anguish of missing the metro and arriving late, or the frustration of having to accept meaningless assignments, gruelling conditions and low wages. Thanks to a dizzying post-pandemic recovery, the balance of power has shifted: employees are now in a position to have their voices heard and – at least in part – to stipulate their conditions. This can be seen in the recruitment difficulties affecting all eurozone countries for the last two years. Salaries are also on the rise, though these increases do not match price increases. Another indication is the boom in remote work, which would have been unthinkable in many countries before Covid struck. A revolution is shaking up the world of work, but as with any sudden change, there is a downside.