Please help us. Everything has changed in this last year. We have changed. The company can benefit from being more flexible with us. Could we be home 2-3 days? We are productive at home. We work during time that would be commute time. We start our day earlier. At the same time, we have flexibility and are much happier. Happy=Productive. The upper echelon has always had stay at home spouses. Many of us are single parents or are dual working families. Being home has given us the gift of more time with family and flexibility to get things done In our time. The past 8 years have all been about taking things away from us like ESPP and LTI. This is a non-monetary solution to give us something back. We have been loyal servants to Denbury and will continue to be loyal. Please think about a real work from home policy.
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Same reason he made the town hall questions not be anonymous anymore. They know people are less likely to ask the tough questions.
Haha I watched the “WeWork” documentary on Hulu last night and couldn’t help but think about Denbury!
I remember when we filled out a survey. Chris kringle came up and told us if we didnt like it we should leave. Management does not handle the truth. They make excuses and just say the employees are the problem. I dont think they will ever be able put themselves in our peasant shoes.
Commuting to work is also counterintuitive to our branding that we help reduce atmospheric CO2 emissions. Management in this place really needs to get a pulse on the morale around here – probably explains why we’re no longer asked to complete annual employee surveys – they don’t want to hear the truth!
Day in and day out, from the office, from home, weekdays, weekends, nights, early mornings...I go the extra mile. Even when all benefits and incentives are stripped away. Because that’s who I am. But this company never reciprocates. It’s getting really, really old.
Yes, I will soon seek employment that allows more flexibility. I’m not pleased at all with the 2 days a month from home policy.
I remember when the pandemic first started and Denbury announced we must work from home I thought it would be an extremely difficult transition! Now, the thought of going back to the office seems archaic! The amount of time spent driving, parking, social interaction etc. seems like such a waste! And for what reason? Why take a hour to drive into the office just to sit down at a cube to do the very same thing you have doing at home the last year? What purpose does it serve? I personally have been very busy and probably work more hours than ever working from home! It is hard to "turn it off" when there is so much to do. I find myself checking emails at night which can lead to a couple hours of work right there in itself. But that is my choice. Having to spend the time and the stress of rushing around to get ready for work and commuting, then all the social interaction at work, should be a thing of the past. Don't get me wrong, I definitely want and think it is important to spend a day or two at the office to maintain a connection. But I think working from home this past year has been a big success! (I give a big cudos to the IT department). We have done a good job maintaining high productivity and job excellence!! And, at the same time, I think we have found that working from home allows us a better balanced and better quality of life. I think more and more people will seek out employment that allows work from home in the future.
So agree with this post! Pathetic WFH policy following a sorry raise after all we are doing!? More hours working than ever.
Not having a stay–at–home spouse makes this benefit mean so much even though putting in more hours overall. Taking 10 min to pick up a kid from school instead of being an hour away from the office, plus the expense of tolls and gas that makes it prohibitive.
Please get with the times.
Work from Home Wednesday!!
I have to agree, the raises were bad. Nothing for the majority for 2 years and then you get a few dollars per check. In comparison to how much bonus some received before and after bankruptcy, it has done nothing to boost morale.
I agree with the original poster, allowing us to work from home doesn’t cost a cent and could have even saved money on office space.
If Denbury wants to be a progressive company in our business offerings, it should include progressive thinking around work/life balance and other areas. This industry is turning around and Denbury isn’t the only company to work for.,..if you value your employees and the value we bring to the company, please re–consider the current policies.
The 20 WFH days they gave us should be permanent or at least 10–15 of them then add that to every other Friday and we'll have a good starting point
You are not alone wanting more flexibility. Everyone I hear from and talk to wants the same thing, more than one day every other week. Come on. Kind of a one two punch from The company with the raises and joke of a work from home policy rolled out.
Agree with original poster.
Trackers are for safety.
If there was a reason for tracking, then there is a reason for everyone to get their a–s back to the office..
you think IT cant monitor if we use our computers? If tracking was done there was a reason.
Meanwhile the field personnel have 4 tracking devices making sure they arent screwing off and utilizing every minute of the day. Such different worlds i guess
I find it ironic you posted this during the work day, while at home.