If you ever wondered why people are refusing to go back into office after the pandemic, you’re not alone. It’s a common question, and it’s something that many people around the world fear. A few of the most popular reasons for remaining at home during this time include “provisions” that won’t be available anymore, fear of actual illness or infection from touching surfaces and objects in their offices, or just being bored.
But when it comes down to it, some people do go back to work after a while because they can’t resist the temptation of knowing that they’re helping society by going to their place of employment each day. Those that want to help are referred to as “Angels of Mercy”, and many people are calling this group of people the backbone of society.
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The truth is, most people would love to go back into an office setting, but they don’t because they can’t. Up until recently, a “landline” telephone was still functioning with enough life left in it for us to use one, however, now even those have been cut off from the grid so we’re unable to call out and place orders for things that we need. Some people are getting their phones fixed, but that can take a while, so they’re left without access to many important resources. There’s also the fear of being exposed to any diseases that may be lingering around in an office during this time.
Those who have no fear of contracting a disease from their workplace are always welcome to come in and stay as long as they’d like. This would also put them at risk of spreading the disease to others, but there’s a solution for this issue which I’ll cover later on in the article.
Another reason why people are staying away from the office is that they’re afraid of being bored. Technology has made it possible for most people to work from home, and a lot of businesses are allowing their employees to do just that. With only a portable device like a smartphone or tablet, employees are now able to perform most tasks remotely – some don’t even need a computer.
Today, even the smallest of retail businesses can transition to an online ecosystem, with simple social media marketing easily accessible for all, integrated website hosting solutions through platforms like WordPress or Shopify, collaboration technology via Zoom and Monday.
Fintech payments systems powered by the likes of Stripe and Connectum – some of which offers multi-currency, borderless, one-click and 3D-secure payments that can not only pave the way for more dynamic remote work payments structures for non-permanent employees but capabilities alongside eCommerce apps means that more retail companies can market to customers around the world.
The main reason behind why companies decide to start working from home is so the company can save money on rent and bills, but also a great way for employees to rest and recuperate during this tough time.
Why there are so many unfilled jobs after pandemic
One of the main reasons why there are so many unfilled jobs available after the pandemic is because people are refusing to take them. There’s a stigma against those who have decided to stay home during this time, and most companies don’t want to hire an individual unless they’re 100% sure that they’ll show up each day. Another reason why people choose to stay home is that they don’t have a lot of money saved up yet, and simply can’t afford to live off of what they’re being paid.
It’s true that many companies aren’t having any issues filling their positions with new applicants at the moment, which is great for them but bad for workers. There’s just too much demand for employment to be able to accommodate all of the people who lost their jobs during the pandemic. Regardless of what side you’re on, you should be very thankful that there are people willing to fill their places for a while until they can find work elsewhere.
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Most employers are allowing their employees to take up to two weeks off at a time without consequences. This helps with prolonging the life of an employee and ensuring that they can keep their position if needed. It also gives people time to rest and recover from whatever health issues they might be dealing with, which is important because we need our bodies and brains functioning properly during this time.
The lack of a salary is also stopping many people from taking jobs, especially if they have major expenses to pay. Those who do start working again without a paycheck are hoping that they’ll be able to find the money to pay their bills somewhere along the way. Many individuals have already given up trying and have resorted to using their last remaining dollars as a means of helping their families. This is incredibly dangerous, and could result in death if things get any worse.
Most people are simply too distraught and confused to understand what’s going on. This is why they’re choosing to stay home during this time, and most aren’t looking to go back into work until they’re more comfortable with the situation. If it helps, there are many people out there who haven’t been affected by the pandemic in any way, and they’re ready to take on whatever their employer needs of them.
The truth is that we are now dependent on others right now in order to survive. We need those who are able to continue working in order for us all to survive long enough for the remainder of our species. The pandemic has brought along with too many changes but one part of human existence that hasn’t changed is how we all need one another to work with and progress further.
Although many have their own reasons for not wanting to go back into work, there is a knock-on effect that we surely begin to see in a year’s time of the decisions made by many to stick to working from home. One of the biggest fears is the impact working from home will have on healthcare. As working from home requires less movement and totally gets rid of daily commutes, the chance of more health complications related to sitting for a long period of time could increase over the years, resulting in more obesity.
There is also a chance that as we begin to spend more time indoors, we may see the birth of new types of disease we hadn’t seen before. Although staying at home is great for viruses and other person-to-person transmitted illnesses, there is a chance new health complications could present themselves relating to breathing issues and increase asthma due to house dust.