The end of end times

Work from home isn’t actually over. In fact, it may have only just begun.

01 November 2023

How the internet chuckled with the Schadenfreude of it all: Zoom was recalling employees to the office. If the company that had done so much to make remote working possible was giving up on it as a concept, then surely the end times for the pesky quest for a better work-life balance was over.

Killjoy bosses the world over rubbed their hands at ordering entitled millennials back to their desks, rejoicing at the return of the natural order. With a reaction akin to that of a tweed-jacketed, septuagenarian headmaster who has just learned that the cane is to be brought back into service, many took to social media to celebrate that their authority could once again be recognised in a physical manner.

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