We were informed on Wednesday of this week that starting June 5th, employees within 30 miles of an office need to work from the office Tuesday through Thursday. I am considering to continue working remotely and not complying. I wonder if others have done this without it resulting in termination.
I won’t be happy if I need to be in the office a set number of days each week for no compelling reasons. I’m more than willing to come in for all-day planning meetings or occasions where extra collaboration would be helpful. We have remote leadership and engineers across the US, India, and the Philippines. The people I work with aren’t near me.
Many team members are disappointed with this announcement. The short notice has negatively impacted employees with older children who now need to find summer camps for them to attend etc.
What bothers me most about this requirement is the hypocrisy when we have remote employees and a few individuals get special exceptions. I’d love to hear how others are handling this situation or if they have any advice. I’m also curious why management makes these types of decisions when there’s not evidence it will improve the business in any meaningful way.