Thread regarding Bank of America layoffs

MyWork is a mess

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.

Originally posted by @YLMPH2A-4jzn.

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I work from home and want a severance package. Please offer me a severance so I can go to another firm, make more money and be appreciated and happy!!

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Post ID: @YQdltOY-Hpve

If not officially MyWork, the assoc doesn’t have dedicated equipment at home and shows up on a VPN report that goes to more than just the mgr. I am worried about when this goes away but am sure I’ll find something else. I’m more than 50 miles from even a branch and get SO MUCH more work done out of my home office than I ever did going into the office.

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Post ID: @YQdltOY-7ghg

So during a marketing town hall we were told everyone who is my work is coming back to the office over the next 2 years and starting with band 3 and managers. Wait didn’t they say this same thing 2 years ago and some came back and others ignored and got away with it? Or they got out of the my work program on paper so it doesn’t show up in flagscape. They have an office here but show up about 3 times a year for holiday and team outings or when vpn is down. This time the tone of the call was firm. For some, this was the first tome they heard this and even their managers weren’t given a heads up. Time will tell.

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Post ID: @YQdltOY-6sok

No VPN tracking nor badge swiping report.

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Post ID: @YQdltOY-6ycp

You hit the nail on the head. People who were active in sports and jogging suddenly get doctors notes that they cant work far from a bathroom or can't deal with office HVAC so they are right back on MyWork. Another was kicked off MyWork and made to come into the office, but she is the only person on her team who is not WyWork now. She was the only one within 50 miles of an office, so they make her commute to 'collaborate' with people, but she works 100% of the time with people who are MyWork and rarely interacts with anyone else at all. The whole elimination of the program is a way to get people to quit, or a management power trip, nothing more. They don't care that people are put in difficult or awkward positions. Like it, or quit. If this is a Best Place to Work, the other places must truly s---.

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Post ID: @YQdltOY-4doi

I happen to disagree. I work from home and couldn’t be happier or more productive. If fact, while folk in the office are playing office games, I’m quietly and efficiently churning out the work. I’m sure it will all come to an end at some point, resulting in a mutual loss for the company and me.

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Post ID: @YQdltOY-3kct

Yep person in front of me, on my direct team, was pulled back to the office. So now they come in on Tuesday and Thursday, the rest of the week they work from home. Meanwhile I come to the office everyday.

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Post ID: @YQdltOY-2hjk

I agree with you. That is all true and it is not consistent across managers. It’s right in the faces of people that work together. Not fair? Yeah well life is not fair but this is a big company. Be consistent. For the other person who claimed we are whining and should just leave, well it’s obvious that you are one of those barely working employees that talks a big game and gets away with it.

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Post ID: @YQdltOY-1kwy

@YQdltOY

You sound bitter, must not be allowed to work from home. You don't know what people's ailments are to comment, nor are you HR to be given that information. If you don't like it, the door swings both ways. Jealousy is ugly, if you want to stay in your pajamas all day, find a new job and stay home.

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