Big tech companies are still trying to rally workers back into physical offices, and many workers are still not having it. Based on a recent report, computer-maker Dell has stumbled even more than most.

Dell announced a new return-to-office initiative earlier this year. In the new plan, workers had to classify themselves as remote or hybrid.

Those who classified themselves as hybrid are subject to a tracking system that ensures they are in a physical office 39 days a quarter, which works out to close to three days per work week.

Alternatively, by classifying themselves as remote, workers agree they can no longer be promoted or hired into new roles within the company.

Business Insider claims it has seen internal Dell tracking data that reveals nearly 50 percent of the workforce opted to accept the consequences of staying remote, undermining Dell’s plan to restore its in-office culture.

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    Not necessarily a bad thing. End of last year I moved to a smaller company with better benefits and 30% increase on my salary.

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      Smaller companies are better IMHO. I’ve worked for evil giant software companies (via acquisition) and fairly small companies (~50 employees) and the only thing the big companies do better on is healthcare costs (volume pricing) and believe or not holidays. Maybe companies are just cheapening out but 10 holiday days was the standard. In 2017 I switched jobs and that company only had 6 holiday days a year (and they are terribly cheap in many other ways). I left that job and was back to 10 days. But that company got bought and the place that bought us only has 8 holiday days. At least they gave us 2 additional vacation days to make up for it.

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        Last year the org I worked for was acquired, this year the new org I work for acquired another. So far my experience is the acquired company gets shit on lol.

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          My company was acquired last year and the new company basically gave us extra vacation days to “keep us whole”. They also adjusted our salaries to make up for a slight difference in 401k match, etc.

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        Maybe companies are just cheapening out but 10 holiday days was the standard.

        Holidays? What about vacation?

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        When Putin goes to Hauge(or coffin), I recommend you to look into working in Russia. We have by labour law 14 vacations and 28 vacation days, where each vacation is at leasy 14 days long. Also clarification for americans: we have paid sick days or rather 10 paid sick months, very basic UHC for foreigners and decent(in Moscow) state insurance(works as tax) for residents and citizens.