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Wells Fargo fires employees for 'simulating' keyboard activity
John Davies

John Davies

  I have to say, I find this rather funny. I wrote a little program for simulating activity back in the late 80s / early 90s. You could effectively sleep at the keyboard and if anyone came over you could just hit any key and it would write code (my job at the time). I could do my week's work in half a day so there was little else to do. This sort of thing is entirely down to the employer, if they're employing people who are obviously not needed and no one notices their lack of productive activity then who's to blame? People will always find ways to be lazy and to get around amateur attempts to monitor activity. Again, surely the measure of productivity is results? This reflects on the employer, not the employees.
Lloyds tells employees to be back in office two days a week
A Finextra Member

A Finextra member

  2 days a week in the office is absurd - if employees are unwilling to work 5 days a week in the office they are clearly uncommitted to thier employer and colleagues. Flexibility is obviously important and desirable, but the default should be 5 days in the office with flexibility to work from home when that flexibility is needed.
Lloyds tells employees to be back in office two days a week
A Finextra Member

A Finextra member

  The pilot is actually to remove compressed working and enforce 5 working days.
Over a third of Covid support loans issued by Starling at risk of default
Bob Lyddon

Bob Lyddon

  This is a disgrace and probably the end of the neo-bank sector in the UK. It is an affront to decent hardworking families. I wonder how the losses compare to the income tax and national insurance paid over by the workforce at an employer like the steelworks in Consett Count Durham for its entire existence - up in smoke!