Internet Giants To Staff: Plan To Work From Home For the Year

Google and Facebook want their staff to stay home for all of 2020. From a report:

Sundar Pichai, Google’s chief executive officer, told employees on Thursday to prepare to work remotely through October and possibly to the end of the year, according to people familiar with the decision. A spokeswoman confirmed that the majority of staff is expected to work from home until 2021. Two weeks ago, Pichai wrote an email to his workforce that said some offices would open as soon as June. This week, employees were told returns would vary by division and location but that most Google staff would not return until at least the end of October, according to the people who were not authorized to speak publicly. On Thursday, Facebook told employees that they can work remotely through 2020 if they like. The social media company doesn’t expect to open most offices until July 6 at the earliest. The edicts from the internet giants come as states and corporations grapple with ways to reopen as the virus pandemic rages on. California, Google’s home state, is letting some businesses open in limited ways, including some manufacturing.


Damn, I wish I had cool bosses like that. Going to an office everyday is such a waste of time and money, at least for people who could do the same work perfectly fine from home.

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