So this posted this morning. Huge thanks to @SarahTtheWriter for an amazing chat and for taking so much care with my story.
Disgusting intrusive surveillance.
Remote working is a flexibility and trust. The office gives managers the illusion of control - but to every manager considering this software: if you’ve hired staff you can’t trust, that’s on you. https://twitter.com/lindamciver/status/1263593326755770376
Sure, sometimes when billing clients by the hour, you need to have some idea of how many hours to bill (and I don't have a good low-stress solution for that), but for "performance tracking", they're completely the wrong approach my opinion.
When it comes to office work, it can be too neurologically intensive to focus on every minute of the day, and social time with colleagues is also important.
Time tracking tools are the enemy of productivity. I get super stressed when using them.
"Research suggests that in an eight-hour day, the average worker is only productive for two hours and 53 minutes."
Sometimes you need you take a break from what you're doing for a few minutes to switch from focussed to diffuse thinking modes. Sometimes you'll have ideas during your lunch break while you're "off the clock".
This isn't how working works. Expecting office workers to work every minute of their 8 hour day, regardless of if they're in the office or remote, is an exercise in futility and naivety, and this approach demonstrates lack of trust, and will *reduce* productivity.
holy moly. ethics, anyone??
These programs monitor your every keystroke as you work from home — and report back to your boss
Yeah nah, fuck this. Do Twitter actually honestly believe that someone saying fuck is worse than someone calmly and politely advocating for genocide or something, or do they just have their heads so far up their own arses they have no idea how their platform is used? https://twitter.com/dhh/status/1263634060145856517
So we accidently ran an experiment where we did the most any individual can do to reduce carbon emissions and it’s not enough. https://twitter.com/mckinleaf/status/1255413545447108609
Hey @ABCTV, Hey ABC TV + iview, it’s great you’re showcasing all the comedians from the big three management companies. This commitment to gatekeeping in the arts is really coming along in this mean-spited parody PSA. https://twitter.com/abctv/status/1263064928639832065
Whoa, I feel unexpectedly seen by this blog post https://stuffupyourlife.com/2020/02/12/stuff-an-introduction/ #STUFFupyourlife (H/T @astarlia, @elisekumar)
oh nevermind it just crashed, and then took its time, and the tabs eventually appeared on my desktop, surprising the hell out of me after i'd copied them over manually
Microsoft: we were wrong about open source https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/18/21262103/microsoft-open-source-linux-history-wrong-statement (I have no words.)
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