Google approved 85% of about 10,000 employee requests to work remotely or relocate when the search giant’s offices fully reopen, Bloomberg reported this week. The news comes after some workers as “hypocritical” due to a senior executive moving to New Zealand.
Employees who need to use particular equipment or interact with customers face-to-face had their applications rejected, according to Bloomberg, which cited an email to Google staff from the company’s HR chief. Around 55% of the applications were for office transfers, while the remainder sought permission to work remotely.
Last week,from September to Oct. 18 due to the global spread of the of COVID-19.