07 Oct They. Want. You. Back. – The Blog Post
So tell me what to do now, cuz…
THEY WANT YOU BACK! 🎶
Ya know how I’ve said REPEATEDLY that the root of this is surveillance and control? Yup:
“A third of managers and executives polled in a new survey want employees to return to the office full time because they think employees are more motivated when they know management is watching them.
Twenty-four percent said they wanted employees working in the office full time because they are less likely to take long breaks.
Around 52% of survey respondents said they wanted employees to return to the office five days a week. A little over 12% of managers and executives said they are flexible with letting employees work remotely.”
-from Business Insider
Wow. A whopping 12%. 🤦🏻♀️
“A majority of respondents, almost 42%, said they wanted employees to return to the office full time because access and communication with company infrastructure is easier. Around 41% of respondents said working in the office full time is better for development and career progression.”
I’m sure the fact that they still have expensive corporate real estate makes no never-mind in this equation. 😒
“In another Fiverr survey of over 1,000 employees, 61.24% said they would consider coming back to the office if they got a salary increase. Around 39% of employees said free lunches or meals would be compelling enough to give up remote work to return to the office.”
I predicted this, too. If you RTO, you get a pay bump for being obedient. If not, you take a pay cut to stay home.
“Paying remote workers less is a practice that is already catching on abroad. In Britain, the law firm Stephenson Harwood recently announced that employees could work full time from home on the condition that they take a 20% pay cut.
Right now, such arrangements seem rare in the U.S., probably because of the tight labor market. But that could change in the event of a recession as employers eye how remote working can lower labor costs and boost the bottom line.”
Once the powers-that-be FINALLY admit we art in a recession, what do you think will happen? Corpo America isn’t feeling emboldened for no reason.
Let’s also not forget that The Fed wants to crash the job market and see people unemployed. I recorded an entire emergency broadcast about this: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1125110/11431131
“In a statement shared with Insider, Malbin said the data shows ‘there is still a tug of war between employees and their managers.'”
-from Business Insider
Indeed so. As I’ve also said before, with so many people living paycheck-to-paycheck and facing personal debt, how long do you think a “Hell no, we won’t go” protest will last in a recession or, if it gets even worse, a depression? Prolly not very long.
Not trying to be a Debbie Downer here. I’m just trying to show reality as I see it.
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[…] So if you don’t work at Twitter or even anywhere in Big Tech for that matter, why is this significant? IMO, it’s paving the way for other companies to do the same. Will most of them do so by sending an email in the middle of the night and then demanding RTO the next day? Probably not. But it’s not a secret that they want you back. […]