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Linked: Work invading your private life? EU politicians want to give employees a right to disconnect

I suspect the fact that someone in the EU felt a need to suggest this as a law says some really bad things about workplace culture. I wish I could honestly not say the same, if not worse, about US workplace culture, but let’s be honest, will we eventually need something like this too?

“The resolution seeks to end the unhealthy ‘always-on’ culture associated with teleworking where organisations expect their employees to be reachable at all times, and help ease the strain on remote workers struggling to define boundaries between work and home life.”

In my own opinion, we shouldn’t need a law like this. Any workplace that doesn’t get why this is an issue should justly be met with a worker exodus.

Alas, not every workplace does get it.

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