Even Facebook employees, more or less like Google's, will be able to work from home until July 2021. The company's management announced this in the past few hours. The aim of course is to counteract the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, as much as possible.
The news comes in a period of relative tranquility of the pandemic in Europe, but in America, where the bulk of the workforce of the social network and other big tech giants is concentrated, things are continuing to go very badly, with 160,000 deaths overall ( now around 2,000 a day these days) and constantly growing infections.
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Like Google, Facebook will pay $ 1,000 (or the equivalent in overseas offices) to allow employees to purchase equipment to work best from home. In the meantime, however, the gradual reopening of the offices will begin, naturally in areas where the activity of the virus is under control and always following the advice of the health authorities. That said, the company believes it will be unlikely to be able to return to operations in the US or Latin America before next year. Previously, the company said it expects at least half of the workforce to work from home on a regular basis going forward.
The pandemic has greatly favored smart working, and the rise of services that facilitate it, such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams or Google Meet. Twitter has proposed "life" work from home for employees who want it, however other companies such as Microsoft argue that there are rather serious contraindications to evaluate – not so much for them as for employees. If you are not careful, your working days are getting longer, there is no longer a clear distinction between private and working life, and woe betide not doing the right amount of physical activity. But in short, if you choose a tropical paradise like Barbados as your workplace …
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