Are employees, particularly those returning from My Work, being monitored for how often they swipe their badges?
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I have an employee who works in the office and is chronically late. I asked our HR partner for a list of badge swipes for the last few weeks and they said no. I dont think they will monitor swipes unless you have been written up for excessive lateness (had 1 employee where that was the case)
We heard this was going to be the next monitoring activity after VPN or being called in from MyWork. Been back in the office 3+ years. There are benefits, boundaries no after hours meetings, it’s up to you to set them. I whined and complained, but going back has worked out better.
Was called into Addison, TX about 3 years ago. Badge swipes and VPN will be looked at in the beginning. Don’t be stupid is my advice.
Many that have been returned from MyWork have handshake agreements with their managers to be in office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Work from home is fine on Monday & Friday. The problem is that many of these people sit next to or nearby people who don't have the same agreements with their managers and/or probably report to other businesses. So you have some folks coming and going as they please and others who were sent back and told they must be in office M-F, 8 -5. Great consistency! Even if any of this is mentioned on the Employee Survey nothing will be done about it. Management no longer wants to hear any feedback or complaints about MyWork. They are over it and consider anyone still talking about it as being a whiner. There are people who are making up ailments and somehow getting their doctors to sign off in order to get medical exceptions "migraine headaches from office lights", "vertigo, unable to drive", etc. Some people who live far away are being given a choice of move or quit. While others who may work for a different business are allowed to remain in the program. Apparently each business is able to run the program as they see fit. However, employees see it as favoritism or bias and it causes hard feelings across the organization. I know of B3 who is MyWork and has a team of 7 directs who are all MyWork. Yet someone who just tried to post into this team was told they would need to go into the office. Shame on Bank of America. They would never have a different vacation policy or different health benefits by leader. MyWork is the big exception that is a mess.
Badge swipe monitoring and vpn monitoring are definitely happening but it depends on your LOB. The number of days you need to swipe in also depends - I’ve heard between 10 and 14 / month (with alternative work locations not counting)
I work from work and don't do sh--
Working from home is from a time gone by when technology was cool and actually contributed to productivity. Now everyone has technology and working from home is just another area where your manager wants to be hovering over your shoulder making sure you are working because that's his or her job. This is a management company and managers manage by making sure workers are working. Working from home just doesn't make sense especially to the old big investors that made their money investing in the last century style.
Yes!!! They are making sure folks are actually in the office. also counting vpn hours on days you work from home if lucky enough to get to. Mainly due to having to work weekends for projects and being on call at night. Bank of America HATES its employees TRULY. Maybe not as much as their employees hate them, but... they want to get rid of teleworkers (especially older folks) without offering a severance package (have to pay the big man at top, right?) so making us miserable in the office hoping we quit. but I can't quit yet so wearing my big boy pants and sticking it out in traffic 3+ hours a day.
If your manager hates you yes.