The transport app company ‘Uber Technologies Inc’ commonly known as ‘Uber’ will allow its employees to work half their hours from anywhere as part of its updated return-to-office strategy, planning to announce on Tuesday, according to a source.
So far, one of the most flexible rules offered by a big U.S. tech company owing to the ease in COVID-19 pandemic, Uber plans to announce that those employees working in offices should spend at least 50% of their time there.
But according to the sources, the policy does not mean to work at least three days per week in the office, unlike many other companies. Instead, employees can work five days one week in the office and zero the next.
The plan is opposite of April’s policy when Uber stated that from September “personnel can work from home for a maximum of two days a week with a clear expectation that they also come to the office three days a week.”
In the case of working remotely, employees can be wherever they want, including with family or friends, at home, or even at more exotic destinations. They will be encouraged to try fulfilling their job tasks away from their regular home for four weeks a year, as per the source.
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On Tuesday, the company is also expected to announce that it will start permitting more staff to work remotely all the time.