There has been a lockdown for close to two months, forcing office-goers from all over the world to work from home. In such a situation, companies and employees are facing some issues. One such company is Google. According to a CNBC report, the company headed by Sundar Pichai has told employees that equipment such as laptops are in limited supply. The report also said that Google has canceled all laptop upgrades for its employees. Due to which the employees have a big problem.
The CNBC report cited documents that have been shared internally by Google. According to CNBC, one document read, “Remote onboarding is not a scalable process and the necessary equipment is not readily available in many places.” The company told its employees that “We are trying our best to get as many laptops as possible, but at present it is not possible to equip everyone with laptops”.
Google also said that employees should not think this is intentional because it is trying too hard to help more and more Googlers in this uncertain time, and understand that because we are moving so fast, We can remember some usage. “
The employees who are most affected are on contract and temporary employees. These employees, according to CNBC, make up about half of Google’s total workforce. Employees being given priority are “Nooglers”, who have recently been hired full-time by Google. Those whose devices have been lost, stolen or completely broken, are also being given priority for hardware equipment.
CEO Sundar Pichai said last week that Google will start bringing its employees back to offices from June but will work in a phased and careful manner. Initially, Google will only call offices that cannot work remotely or whose jobs cannot be executed from home.