September 01, 2022
Covid pandemic fallout marches on. Attitudes toward work are changing. Those fortunate enough to work from home seem to like it. At least most of the time.
They like the commute from the kitchen to their computers. They can work the hours that suit them, except for electronic meetings. I don’t hear about people regretting the lack of conversations around the water cooler.
But, according to the August 28th New York Times, social media is awash with talk of quiet quitting, meaning people mentally checking out from work or refusing to do extra work without extra pay.
On the other hand, some employers are said to be checking on employees productivity, using software that tracks their keystrokes or website visits during working hours.
The more things change, the more they change.
In our Yorkshire city, Sheffield, population 500,000, the offices are emptying out as graduates ( we have a lot ) are finding they can do their jobs just as well from their homes.
They can go to a local independent café for lunch instead of queueing at a city branch of Pret A Manger.
The owners of the office blocks and the owners of Pret are NOT happy about this!
Posted by: Anne Brew | September 01, 2022 at 11:48 AM