State-run VTsIOM agency poll: more than half of the employees are dissatisfied with the "remote"
Before the coronavirus pandemic, 2% of employees worked remotely, now 16% work in this mode.
Such data are presented in the report of VTsIOM and Social Buisiness Group. According to the survey, amid the coronavirus pandemic, specialists with a higher education in the public sector switched to a remote mode of work. Among residents of Moscow and St. Petersburg, 29% of employees began to work remotely; in cities with population over one million people, the figure is 21%. In villages, only 10% switched to «udalenka’. 54% of Russians do not have work.
74% of workers continue to work in enterprises or offices as usual, as 63% of employees without higher education (secretaries, clerks, laboratory assistants), as well as 28% of specialists with higher education.
61% of respondents admitted that they are dissatisfied with the new format of remote work. A third of respondents explain their dissatisfaction with the fact that they must communicate with people according to the specifics of their work, 15% said that they could not concentrate on work while at home, 10% were simply tired of sitting “in four walls”. Too much work was complained by 8% of respondents, and 7% complained about the slow Internet and weak computers.
18% of respondents who went to the "remote", admitted that they did not have to learn new skills. 47% of the respondents said that they mainly mastered new software products, 17% first got acquainted with the Zoom program, 14% of employees learned how to use a computer, and 13% had to get used to messengers.
Moreover, correspondence in messengers, along with photography and searching for information on the Internet, turned out to be in first place in the skills mastered by Russians. Worst of all, employees were given video editing and presentation preparation. 47% and 46% admitted that they are completely unable to do this.
We recall, Rostrud (Federal Labor and Employment Service) previously stated that employers do not have the right to lower the salary of a remote employee if he performs the full amount of work. The head of the Independent Trade Unions of Russia (FNPR), Mikhail Shmakov, explained why it is impossible to dismiss an employee who had gone to work remotely for drunkenness.
It should be noted that the Russian Labor Corporation (KTR) recorded an increasing number of complaints from employees who complained about non-compliance with their rights.