Apple has for the fourth time right adjusted plans to return to its office. The workers are expected to start a combined schedule in February, although the rapid spread of the Omicron variant provided a key to those controversial schemes.
Over the course of the pandemic, Apple has repeatedly tried to provide guidance on when live work should restart. The original goal of September 2021 is received poorly by several employees who founded a “remote work advocate” Slack channel and sent a letter criticizing the policy proposal. The Delta variant needs an extra delay, targeted to January and then February 2022.
Lyft, Uber and Google’s parent Alphabet have also pushed back on their office profits, with the latter two companies, like Apple, not giving new target dates. It is almost certain that other companies with remote working options will follow suit in the coming days and weeks.
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