The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has now spread to almost every corner of the globe. Governments across the globe were forced to implement state-wide and nation-wide lockdowns. Thus, schools, colleges, clubs, restaurants, and offices had to be shut down. All forms of education and work have been shifted online, wherever possible. Employees from companies all across the world have been told to work from home. Moreover, Twitter was among the first tech companies to announce work from home earlier this year.
Now, the social media giant has announced something that has made the lives of its employees much easier.
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WHAT DID TWITTER ANNOUNCE?
Many companies have extended the work-from-home directives, some for a few more months, whereas others for the entire year.
However, Twitter has announced that its employees can choose to work from home forever.
CEO Jack Dorsey sent out an email to all company employees stating that the work-from-home option has been made permanent. The email said –
“[employees are] allowed to work from home permanently, even after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown passes.”
However, the email also stated that jobs that require employees to be physically present at the office, such as server maintenance, would still need to work from the office.
Speaking to Buzzfeed, a spokesperson for the company said –
“We’ve been very thoughtful in how we’ve approached this from the time we were one of the first companies to move to a work-from-home model. We’ll continue to be, and we’ll continue to put the safety of our people and communities first.”
Chief HR Officer Jennifer Christie explained that the decision to open the offices lies in the hands of the company. However, if the employees wish to come to the office post their re-opening, they can. If not, they can work from home.
The company told TechCrunch in an email –
“The past few months have proven we can make that work. So if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return.”