I'm all for working from home, and I hope people are given the option of not going back to the office once the pandemic is over, but ask yourself how much your company will save on office space and ask yourself how much they're paying you for a home office stipend (if anything). Also we should think about what this will do to unionization efforts when you don't see people "around the water cooler" so to speak and the only way you can contact them is through company owned and monitored channels.
@sam think how much companies could save if they cancel all the benefits. So why do they introduce those benefit packages? I mean I do agree with this point but it is non-subtantial
@sam Also - if company is providing commuting package, by working from home you're actually monetizing this package (granted it's not a pack of train tickets 'fcourse)
@ruff They don't cancel benefits because they use that to attract and keep talent. Except with office related benefits they can get away with just not paying for it and suddenly I have to pay for internet at home (or better internet at home if I would have already had it). For some reason people are okay having to pay to setup their home office. If your company has a commuting package and you can still use it that's a fair point and might offset them passing office costs on to the employee a bit
@sam So that's exactly my point, if uncompensated home office will be repelling talents it will become a benefit package. Just give it some time. Nowadays companies are still fully paying for keeping up empty facilities and still applying seat charges to daily rates for services. When that starts changing then home office culture would become mainstream.
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