Unlike many tech companies, T-Mobile wants employees back in the office by October 15.
Many companies have postponed their initial plans to bring employees back into the office as a result of the Delta variant. Many companies have pushed their plans back to the beginning of 2022, while Microsoft has said it will stop projecting a return-to-office date altogether and simply let science and data dictate the date.
T-Mobile, on the other hand, only pushed its return-to-office date back by one month, and wants employees in the office — at least part time — no later than October 25, according to The Seattle Times. Even then, the company would like vaccinated employees to return sooner. The company has taken a number of steps to ensure employee safety and peace of mind.
“Because we’re taking this big step to ensure your safety at our offices, I’m also urging employees to stick to our planned September 20 or earlier date for returning to the office with your flexible resident or hybrid schedule,” Mike Sievert, T-Mobile CEO, said Aug. 31 in an internal email seen by The Seattle Times. “Our spaces are open and ready for you, and it is time to come back regularly.”
Employees of Apple, Google and other companies have pushed back on efforts to return to the office, especially when those efforts seemed premature. It remains to be seen how much T-Mobile employees will object.