All Twitter employees now have the option to work from home "forever"

Twitter employees can now stay at home and work permanently, if they so choose, a change brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Twitter employees who don't wish to return to the office after going home during the coronavirus pandemic won't have to. They now have the option to work from home "forever."

CEO Jack Dorsey released a statement in a company-wide email on Tuesday that noted that Twitter will allow workers to simply remain at home to work.

"We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere," Twitter previously indicated in an official bog post.

"The past few months have proven we can make that work. So if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen."

For those who do want to return to the office, that likely won't start happening until September.

"When we do decide to open offices, it also won’t be a snap back to the way it was before," said Twitter. "It will be careful, intentional, office by office and gradual."

Employees will be given increased allowances to purchase home office supplies, including desks, chairs, and other essentials. Almost all employee business travel has been suspended until at least 2021.

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    May 12, 2020 4:02 PM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, All Twitter employees now have the option to work from home "forever"

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      May 12, 2020 6:06 PM

      Not true

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        May 12, 2020 6:07 PM

        hm?

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          May 12, 2020 6:25 PM

          Everything around this says that this new policy is only for some workers “All” is factually incorrect.

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            May 12, 2020 6:42 PM

            i mean......... you know what it meant

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              May 12, 2020 6:47 PM

              Actually, no.

              This story is getting traction because of bad reporting, the salient facts in the source material were changed in the author’s reporting.

              Then again “some twitter employees may transition to full time wfh when it makes sense” (the same change of that most every major tech company is considering) doesn’t drive clicks I guess.

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                May 12, 2020 6:50 PM

                it's getting traction because a shitload of twitter employees will be enabled to wfh

                you're... latching onto something. go take a jog

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                May 12, 2020 10:21 PM

                I think its fine to say “all” because the core of what they do can all be done remotely (software engineering, server administration, advertising etc...). Not everyone will choose to work 100% from home so they need staff to keep the building running. Obviously the janitor still has to clean stuff. You’re just being anal about it.

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                  May 13, 2020 9:11 AM

                  It's stupid to use an incorrect word because it's "close enough".

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            May 12, 2020 6:50 PM

            i dont think many ppl are gonna be confused that the cafeteria chef cant work from home

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              May 12, 2020 6:56 PM

              CAN'T BE ALL: THE SECURITY GUARDS CAN'T WFH

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      May 12, 2020 6:23 PM

      Working from home is going to be the next Six Sigma, once all of these assholes realize how much money they can save by not having to pay for physical real estate, utilities, furniture, equipment costs, or facilities maintenance staff. Welcome to the future guys-- the one in which the execs pocket even bigger bonuses and your pay and physical perks go down!

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        May 12, 2020 6:37 PM

        Work from home has perks as well.... how many poor bastards sit in cars for hours a day just to waste power and pollute the air riding to and from work.

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          May 12, 2020 7:56 PM

          I commute from out of state, and my total weekly commute time was below my team’s average.

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        May 12, 2020 6:43 PM

        While it's taken some adjustment wfh I'd love it if I could do it permanently. I want to move out of the town I live in now and if I could keep the job and move anywhere I want that'd be a dream.

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        May 12, 2020 10:34 PM

        What physical perks? No free soda or coffee or something? Who wouldn't give that up to not have to spend hours commuting? The money you'll save by not commuting will pay for your coffee and soda.

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        May 12, 2020 10:46 PM

        We only value our couches, we value our couches by measuring them.

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        May 13, 2020 2:33 AM

        Execs tend to be the ones that value physical presence in the office most highly.

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          May 13, 2020 4:28 AM

          Yes. So they can keep an eye on employees they don't trust to still work when they're not in an office. There are other benefits like spontaneous chats to solve problems/come up with ideas, but I swear that's not #1 on their list.

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            May 13, 2020 5:17 AM

            It's mostly personality type. They're career driven people, and the key to career progression is appearing to be busy and dynamic to you bosses (and peers). It's extremely difficult to give the impression of being a busy and dynamic go-getter at home.

            Even when there's no-one above them that instinct of what work should be doesn't vanish.

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        May 13, 2020 2:35 AM

        yes, this will save companies lots of money.

        however, it will also benefit employees so i don't see the boogie man here.

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        May 13, 2020 5:03 AM

        I've never WFH till now and I initially hated it - there's still some issues (I'm working right now at 10:00pm....) but I am in the very least, without question, willing to give them back my commute time 'for free' So they're getting and have got at least 90 minutes a day, extra out of me, for 6 weeks.

        (This is probably nothing to Americans or Japanese - but I work side by side with Govt - you do ONLY your hours here in Aus - so me putting in 90 minutes extra isn't required)
        Happy to do it, saving at least $250 per month.

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        May 13, 2020 8:27 AM

        My work is having directors partition their employees into 1 of 3 categories for the other side of this: can't work at home(0-10% of the time), can work at home some of the time (30-60%), can work at home most of the time (75%+). Weird gaps aside if you're in the last category you'll lose your office and will be assigned to a communal desk/computer to share with other people, which sounds like a logistical and gross nightmare.

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        May 13, 2020 8:48 AM

        Fine with me as long as I get to do whatever I want, I don't care.

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        May 13, 2020 9:43 AM

        People keep saying this but it negates a major reason why we have offices in the first place: peacocking. It's a big deal to be able to invite a potential client or partner to an office full of busy worker bees, it might just be an illusion but it works.

        Also there are a ton of organizations that cannot work from home - medical and research labs for example. Engineering. Inventory. Environments where workers need to be able to quickly talk with others without having to schedule time to call up or wait for a DM response.

        I don't disagree that this will have a major effect on commercial real estate, but I don't think it's going to eliminate office / remote work spaces.

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      May 12, 2020 6:25 PM

      Will there still be free cokes?

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        May 12, 2020 6:50 PM

        Bro, Twitter Boston had a keg, Twitter sf had beer, kombucha, a giant guacamole bowl, bacon bowl, nitro cold brew on tap, etc...

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      May 12, 2020 7:10 PM

      I already work from home and have for several years. I don't plan on ever working in an office again unless it's for a day or two a week.

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        May 12, 2020 10:23 PM

        Yea same here going on five years now. As of right now I can’t imagine having a regular office job, theres just way too many advantages by working from home, the main ones being zero commute and having more time for family stuff.

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      May 12, 2020 10:35 PM

      typo: AI twitter employees...

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