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 professor of communication studies 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 about communication and relationships, parenting and sports. He writes a weekly column for The Vindicator and Tribune-Chronicle newspapers on social media and society.