ABK Workers Alliance responds to Activision Blizzard ending hybrid working Eurogamer.net | Makemetechie.com Summary
- The Alliance noted vulnerable employees will be left behind by the decision to return to office - "especially disabled and immunocompromised employees, many who have had their work from home accommodations requests denied with inadequate reasoning"..
- UPDATE: Activision responds.UPDATE 19/12/23: Activision has today provided Eurogamer with a statement discussing the end of hybrid working for the company's QA testing teams - which it says work better together in person - as well a statement discussing the company's support for accomodating employee needs..
- QA employees in Minneapolis, Austin, and El Segundo are affected, with "many employees being forced out of the company in a soft layoff"..
- It is our belief that the removal of hybrid work will result in many, many more employees being forced out of the company and into a desperate situation.".
- "The job security of many QA employees was already on shaky ground due to the announcement of hybrid work earlier this year," reads the ABK Workers Alliance statement..
- On November 30th, Activision QA employees in Minneapolis, Austin, and El Segundo received an email announcing that hybrid work will be ended in January for QA employees..
Activision Blizzard is ending hybrid working for its QA testers in January, meaning employees are expected to work fulltime in offices.The impact of this decision has been highlighted by the ABK W [+3089 chars]