The last two years have witnessed so many changes. But, among them all, the most noticeable one must be covid-19 and its impacts on our everyday life. Never before have all people been locked down inside houses, towns, and cities. People have never stayed at home that long, approximately 2-3 months for each lockdown period. And even though it was nothing easy at first, we have all tried our best to achieve a common goal – keeping everybody safe.
Our life has changed so drastically ever since the covid outbreak. Many jobs have switched to working online entirely during this difficult time. And to many, working from home has been a godsend, benefiting both companies and employees. For employees, this allowed them to have more quality time with family or probably adopt a new pet. It also saved people a lot of money by eliminating commutes. Staying at home 24 hours a day also means that people have so much time to try new lifestyles, learn to cook, or maybe read some books that they have bought for a long time.
Still, companies also have part of the benefit. There was no one in the office, so they didn’t waste money on rent/lease and all relevant fees like internet and electric. So, it looks like working from home is not as bad as it sounds at first. The question is, “why go back to the office now?” If a job can be done remotely, then what is the point of forcing people back into the office? Well, as we are adapting to the ‘new normal,’ this becomes the determining factor for employees to either stay or leave a job.
#1 One man sparked a discussion on Twitter by sharing that many of his colleagues quit after their new manager eliminated the option to work from home
Admittedly, employees and employers can hardly have the same viewpoint toward work-related matters. But, things have never gotten this intensive before. Just a simple question. would you trade your flexibility in time to go back to your office and sit in your cabin from 9 to 5, 5 days a week? Probably no. The cost is not worth it. That’s why employees would rather quit the job than get back to the office as the company demands.
#2 Many readers responded by calling out the manager and listing the many benefits remote work can yield
Two years have opened much more opportunities for everyone looking for jobs. And many companies and businesses have caught up with the trend by offering online, remote jobs. Fairly to say, these online jobs bring as many benefits as traditional office jobs. So, if a company demand that employees go back to the office five days a week without offering any considerable perks, then don’t be surprised when they quit.
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