“As more and more companies enforce their office mandatessome workers are choosing to quit instead of complying and returning to the office“, reports the Washington Post.
Workers say their reasons for quitting include everything from family to commuting costs to having to move. And many workers fear that people like those who are disabled or who are primary caregivers may be left behind due to their inability to work successfully from the office… Workers resist, write letters to leaders, organize walkouts and resign despite the tight job market. “I’m not surprised at all,” Prithwiraj Choudhury, a Harvard Business School professor who studies the future of work, said of the worker resignations. “By imposing these rigid policies, you are putting your best results and your diversity at risk. It just doesn’t make economic sense.”
Choudhury said companies should provide overall guidance for each to determine the best way to work after analysis and feedback from workers. This is particularly important for women, who Choudhury says are resigning in large numbers – a notion support for multiple surveys…For some workers who have relocated or been hired remotely during the pandemic, getting around is a nearly impossible task, they say.
In a related note, Grindr tells the Post that they are still requiring two days a week in the office starting in October. Grindr looks forward to “further improving productivity and collaboration.”