Twitter allows staff to work from home ’forever’

Twitter allows staff to work from home ’forever’

Twitter has told its staff that they can work from their homes ’forever’ if they wish as the company looks towards the future after the Covid-19 pandemic. The decision came as Twitter said that its work-from-home measures during the lockdown had been a great success. However Twitter added, in case its workers choose to return to office then it would allow them to do so once the offices reopen.

Milan
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Jason
Jason 2 weeks

Imagine how much cheaper it wpuld be. No need for a huge HR department. Save Money on space, electricity and workplace injuries. People Can claim more on taxes for working from home. Less traffic for those that need to go to work in am. Plus housing prices will stabilize while rural property values will increase.

tenoclock
tenoclock 2 weeks

It'll make it easier to fire them that way when Twitter finally tanks.

.Tet.
.Tet. 2 weeks

Maybe I'm the only one, but this sounds like a terrible decision.

Mr Dewitt
Mr Dewitt 2 weeks

I posted this as a reply and figured I'd share with the rest of the comment section for those interested in someone who isn't a fan of Dorsey but actually agrees with this decision. Original reply: I've been lucky enough to work remote in the past. My industry allows it. In fact, finding talent and having them commute is often counter productive. Work at home checks? Not really. If you have projects due on certain days, you get them done on time. If you don't, you're let go. If someone isn't going to do the work in an office, they're likely not going to do it at home. A good HR team won't even bother hiring someone like that to begin with though, so crisis averted. In addition, there are plenty of programs available for businesses that allow users to check in and out remotely, if it matters to the project managers or CEOs. I was a senior manager for years and allowed people to work remote regularly. My team was on average ahead of schedule by three months. Telecommuting for many industries is definitely the way of the future if not the present. I understand it's not cool to like Dorsey, but he's right on this one. Productivity will likely increase and the people who are lazy will be replaced by the hungry eager folks. Free market competition at its finest!

Horatio
Horatio 2 weeks

Dorsey is a coward

James Villalobos
James Villalobos 2 weeks

Being a Twitter employee is the very definition of being a non-essential worker.

Jack
Jack 2 weeks

Don’t care for Twitter; but great to hear.

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