Roblox joins the growing list of companies, including Google, Amazon, and JPMorgan, that gave their employees an ultimatum.
Employees who don’t want to work at the gaming company’s physical office at least three days a week will need to find a different job.
David Baszucki, Roblox’s founder and CEO, said the company “will be asking a number of our remote employees to begin working from our headquarters in San Mateo by next summer and transitioning away from remote work at Roblox,”
Employees have until January 2024 to decide: they can either work from Tuesday to Thursday in the office, or take a severance package.
Those who decide against relocation will have until April 15 next year to transition out of their full-time roles.Those who decide to stay will have to make the move to San Mateo by next July.
But why is Baszucki changing their 2022 remote work policy? Apparently, virtual work tech just isn’t good enough yet.
“This is an extremely difficult decision because where we live is a personal choice and it affects all aspects of our lives,” Baszucki said.
“We have done everything we can to make this process as systematic and fair as possible. Unfortunately, I know that some employees will decide not to join us at headquarters.”