WFH being used to dismiss staff


Large tech and finance companies have been doing this lately:

  1. Announcing workers must return to the office full time, or face dismissal.

  2. Reporting a loss, or lower than expected profits, and will need to cut staff. If only they had a convenient excuse.

  3. (Bonus): Complaining about staff retention.

I’m seeing a lot of reports on each point individually, but few finance journalists connect the dots. Upton Sinclair would like a word!

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