‘It’s a no for me,’ say workers as employees ask them to come back to offices after months of WFH

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Employees are reluctant to go back to the office
Employees are reluctant to go back to the office

It took a pandemic for many businesses to realise that workers could be trusted to, well, er . . . work even if they aren't in an office.

In fact, some employers became even more productive, virtually working around the clock as it became clear that the National State of Disaster 21-day lockdown, introduced in March 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, would be longer than we'd initially imagined. It's been two years and, with more people being vaccinated against the virus, businesses want bums back in chairs in the office.

It's exciting to go back to the office for some, but many employees are just not having it. 

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