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More than 60% of Silicon Valley employees report remote burnout

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More than 80% of Facebook employees surveyed reported that they became more tired on the remote than in the office. Stress is on the rise due to extended working hours, difficulty finding work-life balance, and fatigue from video chats
More than two-thirds (68%) of Silicon Valley employees surveyed said they felt more exhausted than working in an office before the pandemic. This was reported by the Business Insider portal with reference to a survey of the Blind service.
More than 3,000 employees from companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, Google and Facebook participated in the survey. Compared to the February survey, the proportion of respondents who reported burnout at work rose from 61% to 68%.
Most of those who reported that they became more tired than before were among the surveyed Facebook employees – 81%. Slightly fewer of these on Google – 79%.
Although remote control removed some of the problems associated, for example, with daily commuting to work, it added stress at the same time, the portal notes. In particular, half of the surveyed employees of Google and Facebook, as well as 67 and 70% of respondents from Amazon and Microsoft, respectively, reported that they work longer remotely, according to the Blind survey.
In addition, respondents named difficulty in finding a balance between work and personal life and fatigue from video chats among the problems that arose at a distance.
“Before there was some kind of distinction between work and family life, now it has disappeared. I don’t work from home, I just live at work, ”wrote one of the interviewed Google employees.
Due to the threat of the spread of coronavirus, Google in mid-March recommended that employees switch to a remote format, promising to “look for new ways to support users, partners, customers and communities.” Then the company offered workers to stay at a remote location, first until the end of the year, and then completely extended this regime until July 2021, The Wall Street Journal reported.
Facebook did the same. Online retailer Amazon has stretched telecommuting for workers until January 8, 2021, according to GeekWire.

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