'It simply seems wrong for Visa employees to be crowding transit systems and roads when we have the flexibility'
Most Visa employees will continue to work from home for the rest of 2020, said CEO Alfred Kelly.
In a LinkedIn post seen by HRD, Kelly said that Visa is planning to reopen offices on a “site-by-site basis in stages”.
However, he expects “majority of our workforce” to tap onto the company’s ability to be flexible and continue remote working till further notice as it’s the “right thing to do”.
“While we will look at bringing employees back into our offices on a site-by-site basis in stages, the flexibility to remain working remotely is the right thing to do for our employees and their families,” Kelly wrote. “It is also the right thing to do for the broader communities where we have offices and where our 20,000 employees call home.”
While Visa employees has been able to work from home safely and support clients effectively, he acknowledged that many have not been as “fortunate”. The decision to encourage the global firm to continue remote working was based on this, according to his post.
“Unfortunately, there are tens of millions of people who can’t work from home, for whom not showing up to work means not getting paid,” he wrote. “It simply seems wrong for Visa employees to be crowding transit systems and roads when we have the flexibility to both continue full business continuity while working from home.
“Those who have to get to their place of work to receive a paycheck should have priority use of socially distanced transit.”