r/technology – Companies that make people return to the office will lose employees


Company I worked for earlier in the year ordered us all back to the office in the worst possible way.

CEO came onto the all-staff ZOOM meeting and announced it, then she immediately dipped.

No conversation. No questions. Not even a goddamn opinion poll via email. It was nothing short of a direct, unilateral order.

Mind you this was in the middle of a huge outbreak in our office that was infecting clients and employees alike; and only a few weeks after I had recovered from it myself. Felt like a slap in the face.

I left within a month. Found me a job that is fully remote, pays better, and far less stressful.

If you’re thinking of making a move, now might be a good time to start shopping around. Seems the market is tilting ever so slightly in labor’s favor for once.


Company I worked for earlier in the year ordered us all back to the office in the worst possible way.

CEO came onto the all-staff ZOOM meeting and announced it, then she immediately dipped.

No conversation. No questions. Not even a goddamn opinion poll via email. It was nothing short of a direct, unilateral order.

Mind you this was in the middle of a huge outbreak in our office that was infecting clients and employees alike; and only a few weeks after I had recovered from it myself. Felt like a slap in the face.

I left within a month. Found me a job that is fully remote, pays better, and far less stressful.

If you’re thinking of making a move, now might be a good time to start shopping around. Seems the market is tilting ever so slightly in labor’s favor for once.