April 19, 2024 at 10:31 pm

How Much Is It Costing An Average Employee To Return To The Office? This Woman Has Done The Math.

by Matthew Gilligan

Source: TikTok/@resumeofficial

Lately, some of my friends have been forced to go back to work at their offices after working from home for the past few years.

Honestly, I feel pretty bad for them.

I’ve worked from home for years now and I don’t think I could ever commute and work in an office ever again.

According to a TikTokker named Morgan, there are a lot of negatives to workers returning to the office – and how much money it’s costing them is a big one.

Source: TikTok/@resumeofficial

Morgan talked to viewers about Fortune article titled, “Employees are spending the equivalent of a month’s grocery bill on the return to the office—and growing more resentful than ever, new survey finds.”

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Morgan cited the article:

“Executives have admitted they don’t have data to support going back to the office, but they’re still comfortable having you spend $561 a month on it. Usually, when we see a return office mandate, they talk about the culture. But here’s the thing. When you take away people’s flexibility and have them start spending more money on a commute, they end up more burned down, stressed.”

That’s a lot of money!

Source: TikTok/@resumeofficial

Check out the video.


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♬ original sound – Morgan – Resume Writer 📝 ✨

Here’s what people had to say.

This individual doesn’t feel sorry for folks who have to go back to their offices.

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Another viewer thinks it’s a bad idea.

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And one TikTokker shared their own story.

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I have a feeling this story is going to resonate with a lot of people.

I doubt it will make a difference, though.

If you liked that story, check out this one about a 72-year-old woman was told by her life insurance company that her policy was worthless because she’d paid for 40 years. 🙁