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WanderingEng  ·  90 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 6, 2022

My company is going to a hybrid approach with three days minimum in the office. That becomes effective Monday. I've been going in one or two days a week during their six week reintegration process. There were more in Monday than I saw the first week, but it's still really quiet. It feels like most of the company used the six weeks as covid status quo and stayed home. While I'd like to see a more generous policy, my boss said nobody is going to be checking, so be an adult and it'll work out.

I heard from someone in my old job that their vice president said it's "must be present to win" about their more liberal long term work from home policy. I love working from home but think our clear hybrid policy is better than the unofficial one others will have. Unwritten expectations will turn away more good workers than hybrid will.

dublinben  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Unwritten expectations will turn away more good workers than hybrid will.

Either way, be prepared for your top performers to go somewhere else that will allow them to WFH and not treat them like second-class citizens for doing so. I see my company's commitment to a hybrid policy as fully suicidal.

WanderingEng  ·  89 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We've had an unexpected number of resignations in the past couple months. All are explainable with good opportunities opening up, and I think the number of open positions out there are putting more pressure on us than hybrid or WFH. And they all know if it didn't work out they'd be welcomed back with open arms.