Ever since the pandemic hit us, our lives have been all about embracing changes. While some were much-needed replacements, others seemed a little out of the box. If you thought, you saw enough already, we have a new workplace trend – Work From Pub!
Working shifts initially involved working from home, sometimes from a garden or if you’re fortunate enough, working from hills, beaches or any other holiday spots. Now, as autumn approaches, British pubs are introducing a new service work from pub (WFP).
The reason for the shift from working from home to working from a bar is due to the ongoing cost of living crisis in the UK, which is predicted to get worse this winter. Trying to make the most out of the situation, bar chains in the country have taken note of this trend and are providing discounts starting at just $10 per day to entice remote employees.
Explaining the scenario further, a report from The Guardian read, “Now increasing numbers of pubs are offering WFP deals to boost their revenue in the hope that laptop workers will want a break from their home energy bills. The 380 pubs in the Fuller's chain offer WFP deals from $10-11 a day, including lunch and a drink, while brewery Young's has 185 pubs signed up to its $17-a-day deal, which varies from pub to pub but usually includes a sandwich lunch and bottomless tea and coffee.”
"For 10 quid you get a bacon sandwich, a table with a plug for the day and free unlimited tea and coffee," said a WFP customer in the same report. He also refuted the idea that it's challenging to focus in a pub. In fact, the customer, who is a director at a security consultancy told The Guardian that it's simpler to concentrate there because there aren't any distractions like "gardening, the fridge, and the cats."
As British professionals prepare for inflation, bar owners in the UK are hoping that the alluring discounts will draw laptop workers in.