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WFH - How flexible is your employer

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  1. #11

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    Jan 2016
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    We are able to work from home, but constantly threatened that "work from home" arrangement will be cancelled if productivity declines.


  2. #12

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    Apr 2012
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    When civil servants work from home, our company "highly recommends" that we WFH. During the previous and current period where this has applied, about 80-95% of people in my company have worked from home.

    Where civil servants haven't worked from home, people in my company need to clear it with their managers - haven't heard of clearances not being given. During these times, anywhere from 50% to 80% of our company work from the office (80% being right before this latest wave hit).

    Our company culture has been good about WFH (as I said, haven't heard of WFH clearances not being issued), and our IT setup has held up. There's some issues with WFH (e.g. collaboration/teamwork not being as good, productivity/efficiency being up and down, people feeling more isolated), but they're mostly issues that are common to WFH arrangements rather than specific to our company.

    Overall, have been pleased with my company's response to WFH and COVID-19.

    P.S. Our company is a professional services company, ~120 employees in HK. Our WFH policies vary worldwide.


  3. #13

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    Sep 2019
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    I am forced by my project manager to go to different clinics to collect data. Interestingly, she herself will not go as she is "too busy". Ironically, I work for an academic institution in the field of public health. The school has told us not to work from home and to stay away from labs but I guess my manager thinks it's okay for me to go. I mean, she doesn't cares if I get covid and spread to my family right?


  4. #14

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    Mar 2009
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    We are flexible and very fair to employees. I think it helps communication and teamwork when everyone is in the office, but accept it's difficult the last few months.
    Most of the work can be done from home by email or computer, but we often let the employees decide for themselves, and they come in when they need to, otherwise they can make sure they have everything at home.


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