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Google is calling employees back to office, but they retaliate against the company’s decision requiring their physical presence in the office.

Google employees are voicing their opposition to the company’s latest shift in its stance on office-based working, as it grapples with redefining its expectations for its workforce. Previously, Google had implemented a guideline requiring employees to be physically present in the office for a minimum of three days per week. However, recent reports from CNBC suggest that Google is now taking a stricter approach by implementing a badge-tracking policy to monitor employee attendance.

The employee attendance will now be monitored.

The decision to enforce a badge-tracking policy has triggered a wave of discontent among Google employees. This new system, which aims to keep tabs on employees’ presence in the office, has been met with resistance as it signifies a departure from the company’s previously flexible work culture. Employees have expressed concerns over the potential invasion of privacy and the erosion of trust that may result from such monitoring measures.

While Google’s motivation behind this shift remains unclear, it is evident that the company is reevaluating its approach to remote and office-based work. This decision comes amidst a broader industry trend of rethinking work arrangements in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. As companies navigate the complexities of a post-pandemic world, they are faced with the challenge of striking a balance between employee preferences for flexibility and the need for a collaborative office environment.

Google employees hit back in retaliation.

In response to Google’s revised stance, employees are actively engaging in discussions and advocating for alternative solutions that would allow for greater flexibility while still fostering a sense of community and collaboration. This pushback highlights the importance of employee voices in shaping workplace policies, as well as the ongoing dialogue around the future of work.

Google employees dissatisfied with attendance tracking. Employees are venting their frustration through internal communication channels and the larger Internet, which threatens to also bring up attendance in worker reviews.

“Check my work, not my badge,” and “If you cannot attend the office today, your parents should submit an absence request,” are among the staff messages reviewed by CNBC.

Why the hate?

As workers struggle with the company’s constantly evolving hybrid work strategy, there is a growing perception among the workforce that they are being treated like kids. Google, a company that once allowed remote work, has been bringing employees back under control by making regular changes to its policy.

One of its most contentious modifications was the requirement that Google Cloud employees work at least three days a week from the office, known as the “return-to-office mandate.” After making this declaration, the division instructed staff to return to working two days a week and to share a desk with a coworker on days when they work from home.

 Another reason why Google employees are frustrated is much more obvious: the company’s frequent policy adjustments and retreats are obstructing any discernible movement, and the future of Google’s working procedures remains genuinely unknown.

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