Coronavirus: Twitter employees can work from home 'forever'

14 Mai, 2020, 13:24 | Auteur: Auguste Feret
  • Twitter CEO Allows Employees to Work From Home'Forever

The news comes as the country's biggest tech giants extend their work-from-home policies amid the coronavirus pandemic, with some companies like Facebook and Google making work-from-home optional until next year.

The social media platform was one of the first companies to implement the "work from home" strategy in the face of Covid-19 and has expressed their intent to ensure that employees who's roles enable them to work remotely can continue to do so, forever.

Twitter says it is unlikely to open its offices before September and many of its employees will be permitted to work from home permanently, even after the end of the coronavirus lockdowns.

As for any actual re-openings, "with very few exceptions, offices won't open before September", she added. BuzzFeed first reported Twitter's move.

That might be the path that Twitter is headed towards, after it announced that all employees will be allowed to work from home. forever. Microsoft also confirmed last week that "working from home will remain optional through October unless employees are in an essential role or local authorities mandate otherwise".

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And there will be no in-person company events for the remainder of 2020, with 2021 to be assessed later in the year. It shut down its offices back in March because of the pandemic and these few months have proven that this model can work.

Staff were told of the new arrangements in an email from CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday.

Google and Facebook have also made a decision to allow most of their workforces to stay home and work through the end of this year. Well, in the case of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, it turns out that your expectations would be more than just a little off. It is also giving employees increased allowances to buy home office supplies including desks and desk chairs.

But it also said it would allow workers to return to the office if they choose when it reopens.

Even so, Twitter appears to be taking an understandably cautious approach toward returning to work - a luxury afforded to the company by the flexibility of remote work.

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