Over the last year, work -- and our ability to do it from home -- has endured a transformation and a redefinition.
Some have found it a very pleasant experience. They would be bosses, according to Microsoft's research. Others have found it an enormous strain, having to manage a lack of space, children, pets, and spouses -- perhaps all at the same time.
Indeed, as one respondent Twittered: "Rich people get to do that. Most people have a schedule what their boss asked them to."
Rich people, aka the bosses, those who say they're actually thriving during this Covid time. (Those who don't make the decisions say they're thriving 23% less.)
Some Twitteres even took their pain further. Said one: "Hey... great advice Microsoft... Thanks a lot... But... I still have a question... What will we do if we run out of food? any advice for this issue?"
Microsoft didn't reply.
Not every joke lands. Not every joke should have taken off. But as businesses slowly begin to readjust to the latest new world, one in which masks begin to disappear and behavior becomes a little more free, perhaps some companies will get a reminder of how important those who do so much of the actual work can be.
Those companies may receive messages such as: "Reminder. You treated me dreadfully during COVID. I quit."