A woman in Atlanta who has been working like many from home since the coronavirus pandemic has decried the prospect of returning to the office because she would take time away from chores and self-care, including lunchtime work out.
A TikTok user going through the handle @taylorrosee11 posted a video lamenting that returning to the office would have a negative impact on her public safety.
“Wfh is critical to my mental health and therefore my productivity,” wrote the woman who works in tech sales.
The TikTok video, which has gone viral since it was posted over the weekend, shows her wearing a sad facial expression.
The caption reads, “When you have to go to the office which means you can’t do your lunch break workout, make a healthy lunch, do some laundry, bare face all day, and work in sweats/comfortable tube socks.”
As of Wednesday afternoon, the video has been viewed more than 132,000 times and has racked up nearly 7,000 likes.
The protest from a TikTok user joins a chorus of workers bemoaning back-to-office ceremonies as many private and public sectors push to bring their full-time employees back after Labor Day.
Wall Street investment giant Goldman Sachs plans to lift all COVID protocols as part of a comprehensive plan to get workers back to their desks five days a week, The Washington Post was the first to report on Tuesday. Morgan Stanley She sent a note to her employees With a similar message, according to Fox News.
Last week, California public health officials reported hundreds of COVID cases at Google’s Los Angeles offices — Pay search engine employees to file a complaint in private About delegating the company in the office for three days a week.
Apple employees Not satisfied with the mandate to return to the office She launched an online petition that referred to the “exceptional work” done by remote employees.
The petition was circulated after the iPhone maker’s top officials asked workers to come to the office three days a week — up from two.
as To the Gallup Poll60% of workers who used to do their jobs from the comfort of their home said they would look for other opportunities if their bosses called on them to work full time.
Kastle Systems, the office security company that collects data on the number of employees moving into company buildings, conducted a study that found office occupancy rose 20% in the first four months of this year.
study that was Cited by The Washington Postexplains that while more employees are returning to their desks, it is still below pre-pandemic levels.
As of April, the office occupancy rate was 44% compared to the period before the spread of the coronavirus in the United States leading to the closure measures.