Here’s what’s happening to tech workers who can’t work remotely as coronavirus spreads

Here's what's happening to tech workers who can't work remotely as coronavirus spreads

Above every work from home announcement looms a larger truth about the modern workplace: Not everyone can work from home.  Accordingly, announcements about the recommendation that employees work remotely are often slapped with a similarly worded stipulation: Employees should work at home … “if able.”  

Employees that are able to work from home fluctuate from company to company, but can frequently exclude delivery and security workers, content moderators, support staff, and other hourly or contract workers. 

Many tech companies, seemingly in anticipation of this, have announced policies that attempt to accommodate workers unable to work from home as the companies make global and regional work from home recommendations.  Read more…

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