From real estate to gas prices, the call to return to office spaces has little to do with company culture and a lot to do with capitalism.
As the pandemic continues, several folks have continued to work from home. However, companies are now calling employees back into the office. Of course, dozens of Americans have opposed this shift. While employers claim they want to return to the office "for the culture," many on Twitter have shared the real reasons behind why firms want their workers to discontinue remote work. Real estate and gas prices are only two of those reasons. After more than two years of working from home and recognizing all of the benefits it has to offer, employees are drawing hard boundaries around their bosses asking them to return to work. So, here are 11 of the real reasons why employers are putting an end to work from home.
Casual reminder that a huge reason that they don't want you to work from home anymore is because in terms of capitalism, it makes the dozens of skyscrapers and office buildings they built obsolete, impractical, unprofitable, and a generally bad financial investment.— Tony Chavez (@blacknexus) March 6, 2022
Policies that support remote work could simultaneously help address 3 global crises:- rising gas prices due to war- climate change - spread of COVID But instead, our leaders would rather help landlords and oil companies get richer.— Dr. Lucky Tran (@luckytran) March 8, 2022
Remote work is the greatest progress in the worker movement since the 8 hour work dayWhoever is against it must be destroyed— LindyMan (@PaulSkallas) March 6, 2022
Stop saying "Back to work" when you mean forcing people back into your overpriced real estate office space. PEOPLE ARE WORKING. FROM HOME.— RustBeltRants (@rustbeltrants) March 10, 2022
The push for remote work to end is because all those buildings are sitting empty and GOD forbid that billion dollar corporations will have to pay for that empty spaceWhy not turn those buildings into affordable housing and leave the remote workers the fuck alone— A Black Woman..The End (@battletested5) March 9, 2022
Capitalists love to hoard and rent out buildings. If offices no longer exist, and people just continue to work from home, these godforsaken pissants who lose money by not renting out offices will be left with a sea of unoccupied buildings, and they’ll make it everyones’ problem.— san (@ndsnas) March 6, 2022
and i think this is why they want people back in-office. all about control and restructuring the balance.— KGAINEZ (@kgainezcreates) March 9, 2022
The return to office stuff is just pure hating. The work is getting done so the only difference is location. These old people can’t fathom people working and not being under direct supervision. It’s so antiquated.— Snackiana (@PersnicketyK) March 7, 2022
Remote work enables disabled folks.Remote work enables caregivers.Remote work enables folks from poverty.That's the tweet.— Cher Scarlett (@cherthedev) June 3, 2021
Yeah, let's go back to spending hours per week sitting in traffic spewing CO2. I thought we were trying reduce emissions, which has been a great side benefit of remote work. Silly me.— GM Criswell (@CriswellGm) March 5, 2022