Let’s face it: I don’t want the U.S. to be compared with France on anything (okay, maybe when we start making better food).
From none other than Martha Stewart:
In an interview with the magazine Footwear News, the author, TV personality and entrepreneur slammed hybrid work culture, saying that people cannot “possibly get everything done working three days a week in the office and two days remotely.”
Stewart’s comments come as more managers push for an end to the work-from-home trend that took hold more than three years ago at the start of the pandemic.
Stewart compared the state of in-person work in the United States to France, calling it “not a very thriving country.”
And of course, she’s right — and not just about France.
Here’s a humble suggestion for managers whose employees refuse to stop working from home: for all those days that they don’t come in to the office, pay them 33% of their rate. Then, for those who still refuse, use the savings to train their replacements who will want to show up for work.
I’m so sick of people who expect to get paid well, but refuse to do the amount of work that deserves such compensation.
And say what you like about ol’ Martha, but nobody ever accused her of being a slacker.