After greater than 16 months of working from dwelling, some Twitter staff in San Francisco and New York returned to the workplace on Monday as the corporate reopened its company campuses at 50 p.c capability within the two cities.
With COVID-19 vaccination charges on the rise, main US tech corporations are diverging on how and when to reopen their places of work. Alphabet’s Google introduced staff can voluntarily return to the workplace beginning in late July, whereas Apple expects staff to work from the workplace three days per week beginning in early September.
Twitter staff shared footage of their breakfasts and unmasked selfies within the elevator. One worker, referencing the meals and music on the social media agency’s San Francisco workplace, wrote on Twitter, “I am more stoked than I expected to be.”
Whereas some staff expressed pleasure, most need minimal time within the workplace. An inner firm survey discovered that 45 p.c of staff in San Francisco and 63 p.c in New York intend to return to the workplace, even when simply in the future per week. The remaining intend to maintain working remotely.
Twitter, which introduced in Might 2020 that staff may work from anyplace, is requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination for workplace reentry. The corporate remains to be permitting staff whose jobs will be performed remotely to work at home indefinitely. Twitter CFO Ned Segal mentioned in a tweet that the corporate hopes to help staff “whether on their sofa or in an office.”
Twitter will proceed to regulate staff’ salaries based mostly on price of residing of their location – a consideration for individuals who select to work remotely. Fb and Google have additionally reaffirmed their dedication to location-based pay insurance policies.
Twitter will determine when to reopen different places of work based mostly on COVID-19 an infection and vaccination charges in every location, in accordance with the corporate.
© Thomson Reuters 2021