After the Covid pandemic is ended, Facebook will allow all employees to work remotely.
“Anyone whose position may be done remotely can request remote work,” the corporation has notified staff.
Apple and Google, two rival huge tech companies, have lately reversed epidemic working conditions, encouraging employees to return to work in the next months.
Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, told employees that he expects to work remotely for up to half of 2022.
He previously stated that half of the company’s 60,000 employees might be working from home within a decade.
In October, Facebook’s offices are scheduled to be fully operational, although employees who do not have permission to work remotely will be required to come in at least half of the time.
According to the Wall Street Journal, a Facebook executive declined to reveal how many employees have the authorization to work from home but said the business had approved around 90% of requests.
According to the BBC, Facebook’s new remote work restrictions only apply to Facebook employees, not subcontractors, who are frequently utilized to perform content moderation and other jobs.
Content moderators openly accused Facebook of forcing them back into the office in November 2020.
According to the business, the majority of the company’s 15,000 global content reviewers were working remotely at the time and would be able to do so for the duration of the epidemic.
In a second email to employees, Mr. Zuckerberg detailed his own remote working experience.
He claimed that being away from the workplace had made him “happier and more productive at work,” as well as providing him with “greater space for long-term thinking” and the opportunity to “spend more time with my family.”
Mr. Zuckerberg has a private estate in Hawaii where he spends some of his time.
Days spent at home
Other tech behemoths have already announced their intentions for the return to work.
Amazon reminded employees on Thursday that they must work in the office at least three days a week, with the particular days determined by leadership teams.
Employees in the United Kingdom, the United States, and a few other nations are expected to return to work in early September.
Last week, an all-staff message was sent out. Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, said he missed the “hum of activity” and that staff should be in the office three days a week by September, with the exception of Wednesdays and Fridays, when staff may work remotely.
However, other employees objected to the proposal, writing in a letter that Apple’s approach had “already driven some of our colleagues to depart.”
Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, said in May that the business would transition to a hybrid work week, in which most employees would “spend around three days in the office, and two days wherever they work best.”
According to him, the adjustments should eventually result in the majority of people working a few days a week in the office and approximately a fifth working remotely full-time.
“The future of work is flexibility,” Mr. Pichai remarked.