Grindr lost about 45 percent of its workforce after requiring them to return to personal work, because most of them live far from the office located in Hollywood, California.
The employees, recently joined the Communications Workers of America union (CWA for its acronym in English), announced their decision to the public in a statement in which they criticized that they were “forced to move to the city or be evicted.”
At least 80 people, out of 178 hired by the dating application, expressed their disapproval of the new policy that forces them to work two days a week in person.
The dissident group accused the app, which is focused on the LGBT community, of “trying to silence them about their working conditions,” in the statement.
The company has reduced mobility
The CEO of Grindr, George Arison maintained that the resignation will benefit the company because it will reduce costs, in a speech given to investors from San Francisco.
“The team will be smaller than before and that’s what we want. Because obviously it will have a positive effect in the short term. But I also think it shows that you can use it as a business, because you don’t a big team is needed. to achieve our goals. goals”, considered according to Los Angeles Times.
It’s worth remembering that Grindr not the only digital company that experienced this kind of change, because the staff from AT&T (telephony), ProPública (news agency) and Google (internet search engine) also issued a similar positioning in CWA.
Companies want to “return to normality before the pandemic”, so they call on their workers to go to personal work one or two days a week.