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Twitter Asks Employees to Work From Home Permanently, Improves Their Allowance

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SOCIAL media network Twitter has asked its employees to work from home forever but also improved their allowances on the same, the work-from-home model.

On Tuesday the company’s Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey emailed employees informing the that they’d be allowed to work from home permanently if the so choose, even after the corona virus pandemic.

The decision was arrived at just two months into working from home following the pandemic and the twitter management noted that the past few months had illustrated that it can be done.

“Twitter was one of the first companies to go to a work from home model; in the face of Covid-19 but we don’t anticipate being one of the first to return to offices. The past few months have proven we can make that work. So if our employees are in a role and situation that enable them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen” Twitter told USA Today in a statement.

Dorsey himself had planned to relocate and work from Africa for six months this year however those planed were upended by the pandemic.

Twitter which started encouraging its employees to start working from home in early March as the pandemic started to bite, however notes that some employees will be required to go to the office. Those employees in the role that require physical presence such as maintaining servers, cleaning will still be required to come in.

In his email, twitter CEO also stated that it’s unlikely that its offices would be open before September and that business travel would be canceled until then. In the communication, twitter also made the decision to improve its allowance for work from home supplies to $1,000 (Sh105, 000) for all employees.

The announcement of the giant social media network headquartered at San Francisco, United States, comes as other players Facebook, Microsoft and Google urge employee to work from home if possible until 2021.   

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