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Should it be up to your employer to decided when people start coming back into the office?

Hey all,


I'm struggling because my boss decided that he wants people to start coming back to the office. A decent sized group has started going back but I'm still pretty content working from home. Last week I missed a company lunch because I didn't feel comfortable being in a large group of people. My boss then proceeded to tell me I may not be a good culture fit for the company because I was unwilling to meet up for the lunch. It is just me or does that seems pretty messed up? What are your thoughts?

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CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
That's indeed messed up. We're still in a pandemic and you're being asked to just assume others are responsible. There are plenty of other companies out there happy to not treat you like shit (at least in this respect).
ExtremeVibeChecker44
Praised Answer
+2
Inside Sales
Yeah if you're a good candidate you have all the leverage. Plenty of jobs will pay you the same work hybrid or fully remote.
Coffeesforclosers
Notable Contributor
+11
Director Sales and Market Development
Hybrid option is key and should be optional if people feel safe only
LordBusiness
Politicker
+7
Chief Revenue Officer
Itโ€™s a pretty aggressive play by your boss, most companies are playing it safer and giving their employees the opportunity to continue to work remote. Eventually there will be a line in the sand though, where if you are an in office worker, youโ€™ll be required to be in office.ย 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Needer of Life Alert
It should be up to the company to be in compliance and formulate a strategic reopening plan. This keeps their employees and customers safe and hopefully avoid potential lawsuits.ย 
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steakalldayerryday
Opinionated
+4
AE
Your boss might be right. Time to find a new tribe maybe. Which might be the best thing for you. Because it is pretty messed up.

They can all catch COVID and you'll be happier being around people who aren't idiots.
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