Like many of us, Twitter employees are working from home during COVID-19.
So it wasn’t surprising to read that Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told his employees that they could continue to work from home.
What was surprising, however, was that Dorsey told his employees they could work from home “forever.”
“Forever?” one of my friends tweeted with a mind-blown emoji.
“Well, until you’re dead,” I replied. “That’s not forever.”
“Or maybe you can work for Twitter from the great beyond,” he added.
“Oh, wow. Yeah, forever…” I replied with a smiley-faced angel emoji. That word — forever — seemed stuck in the writing craw of columnists and pundits all over the world in the days following Dorsey’s announcement.
While critics gnaw on the ripple effects this “new” policy could have on work culture, it’s important to note that it’s not actually a new policy.
Read more at https://www.vindy.com/life/lifestyles/2020/05/working-from-home-is-not-a-new-concept/ (may encounter paywall).
Dr. Adam C. Earnheardt is special assistant to the provost and professor of communication in the department of communication at Youngstown State University in Youngstown, OH, USA where he also directs the graduate program in professional communication. He researches and writes on a variety of topics including communication technologies, relationships, and sports (with an emphasis on fandom). His work has appeared in Mahoning Matters as well as The Vindicator and Tribune-Chronicle newspapers.