Return to Office Called Into Question as 42% of Developers Consider Quitting

The global pandemic that started around two years ago was a boon for most tech companies because of the fact that this is the sort of thing that could potentially end up making consumers more reliant on their products and services. However, an unexpected drawback of the pandemic is that it sparked what many industry leaders are calling the Great Resignation, with record numbers of tech professionals leaving their jobs due to poor working conditions and a general desire to live better.

The pandemic is now receding, and tech companies are trying to call their employees back to the office. With all of that having been said and now out of the way, it is important to note that almost 42% of developers stated that they might quit their jobs if they are no longer allowed to work from home. Surprisingly this requirement to return to the office is not predicated on low productivity, since studies show that productivity remained stable and even went up during the period of widespread remote work.

In spite of the fact that this is the case, the controlling nature of tech companies is making this a hard pill for them to swallow. This is leading to a clash between employers and employees, and with 27% of developers having gotten new jobs in the past year it’s clear who I on the back foot with all things having been considered and taken into account.

Around 28% of the people who are thinking of leaving their tech jobs are doing so because they want higher compensation, and 27% of tech workers that recently started new jobs gave this reason as well. The second biggest reason for wanting to quit is the desire to work from home, 21% of developers who are considering quitting stating this as their primary motive. Tech employees are quickly realizing how futile working from an office is, and the Great Resignation is unlikely to abate unless major tech corporations come to terms with this brave new world that has emerged in the fallout from the pandemic.


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