Google is really fed up with telecommuting
A new internal communication, obtained and published by The Verge, suggests that Google may further restrict the possibility of working from home.
Google no longer wants employees to work remotely. This is the key message of an internal memo obtained and published by The Verge. It is yet another sign of the increasingly firm will of large tech companies to return to the previous traditional ways of working. Became popular with the pandemic, now more and more big tech companies have announced a U-turn on the so-called telecommuting or smart working.
Orders to return to the office were met with large protests from employees. Many companies have been forced to find a compromise, such as letting employees spend at least 2 days a week working from home. In any case, Google’s internal communication suggests that in the long run the company may become less and less permissive, also limiting the so-called hybrid forms of work.
We know that many people have chosen fully remote work for many good reasons, as we all adapted to the pandemic. For those who work remotely and live near a Google office, we hope you’ll consider switching to a hybrid work program. Our offices are where you will be most connected to the Google community. In the future, we will only consider new remote work requests in exceptional cases.
The email also reminds employees that they should be in the office at least three days a week if they haven’t already been designated as remote workers, and that managers can consider their absences during performance reviews.