Half Of Workers Would Quit Their Job Rather Than Return To The Office

A poll by Morning Consult has found that 55% of workers would consider quitting their job if asked back to the office.

Workers have grown comfortable working from home and are uncomfortable about heading back to the office and are now much more likely to consider quitting if their employer demanded they return, a sign that companies’ efforts to get people back faces strong resistance.

More than four in 10 workers (40%) felt unsure about returning to the office, compared with 35% who said so in December.

The findings come as Facebook parent company Meta Platforms (FB) and other companies once again delay plans to bring employees back to their desks as the Omicron variant spreads globally.

The surge has led to staffing shortages with millions of people calling in sick, on top of those who have already quit, sapping the economic recovery.