Michael Bloomberg is once again calling for an end to remote work — this time accusing employees of slacking off by hitting the golf course when they should be at their desks.
"I will say we are paying our employees for five days a week of work," the former New York City mayor and billionaire businessman told CBS Sunday Morning in an interview that aired Sunday. "Now, if you think that those can be done at home, I don't know. But every golf course that I've heard about in the last three years has had record summers, okay? It is funny, but it's tragic."
A March study by Stanford University researchers found that remote work "powered a huge boom in golfing," with visits to golf courses surging on weekdays and mid-afternoons compared to pre-pandemic times.
"The most likely explanation is employees are golfing as breaks while working from home," the researchers, Nick Bloom and Alex Finan, wrote.