Twitter employees can work from home ‘forever’
Twitter was one of the first companies to allow work from home model in the face of COVID-19, and the company is all set to continue with working from home.
The company’s Vice President of People, Jennifer Christie said, “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.”
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. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return.
She added, “Opening offices will be the company's decision, when and if our employees come back, will be theirs.”
With very few exceptions, the company won’t open before September. Once the company will decide to open offices, it also won’t be a snap back to the way it was before. It will be careful, intentional, office by office and gradual.
It has suspended all business travel till September, with very few exceptions, and no in-person company events for the rest of 2020. It will assess 2021 events later this year.
The company has also said that all employees, including hourly workers, will receive reimbursement toward their home office set up expenses, and they are working with their vendors to ensure the contractors' work-from-home needs are met as well.
Twitter has expanded its policy to include home office equipment, such as desks, desk chairs, and ergonomic chair cushions. The company is also allowing its employees to expense online fees while working from home.
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