I keep reading these articles on the Guardian and other bleating liberal publications complaining about how office workers aren't being listened to in their desire to work from home - is this desire really as unanimous as they seem to think it is, or is it only amongst those who think of themselves as high-powered career people as opposed to wage-workers? (FWIW, I don't believe such a distinction exists in reality)
My company decided to put us working from home in early March. We thought we'd all be back in the office by July. Most of my colleagues, including myself, were really looking forward to going back and socialising and feeling like work was a collective effort once again. For months, we were strung along, told we'd be going back soon, before it was eventually announced that the office would be closed permanently and a raft of job cuts would accompany this.
Many of us were highly annoyed at this. And yet, no meaningful discussion of how to resist this ever occured. Everyone just kept their head down for fear of being implicated in the cuts. Is this the future, all of us, just atomised, following our own little 'career', no solidarity, no workplace banter, nothing...
Just online work, online shopping, Netflix, miserable TV news and fear of germs.
It's bloody shit!