- 11:06, 21 Sep 2021
- Updated: 12:39, 21 Sep 2021
A BUSINESSMAN who claimed people who work from home are “lazy” and just want to watch Loose Women has been blasted online.
James Cox, 35, said those who still refuse to commute are “spoilt and entitled” since Covid restrictions were lifted UK-wide on July 19.
James Cox, 35, is a recruitment company boss from PutneyCredit: Kennedy News
He shared the post on LinkedInCredit: Kennedy News
The recruitment company boss from Putney, London, said WFH job candidates just “want to doss on the sofa with your laptop in your dressing gown/PJs”, in a lengthy LinkedIn post.
He said he is “sick and tired” of hearing interviewees refuse to be put forward for office-based roles
James wrote: “I’m so sick and tired of hearing candidates tell me they want to ‘work from home’.
“I’ve even found out that there is even an abbreviation for it now! WFH!!
“I’ve done this job for 15 years and before Covid, I had never heard anyone ever say to me that they want to work from home, the world experiences an awful pandemic and all of a sudden we’re all entitled to work from home!!
“You want to work from home! So you don’t have to get dressed at 6am? So you can save money on travel? So that you can watch Loose Women on your lunch break?
“I am so tired of hearing people tell me that they don’t want to go forward for a role because it does not allow them to work from home!
“Come on everyone, let’s pull together, stop the working from home nonsense and let’s get Britain working again!
“Working from home so that you can feed the squirrels at 11am in the garden!”
He was swiftly blasted for his comments, with LinkedIn users calling them “dated, old drivel”.
But despite the outcry – which included prank calls from angry readers – James insists he stands by his beliefs.
James said: “Unemployed people are turning down offers because they have to go into the office five days a week.
“I don’t know what they’re thinking, they’re unemployed and have no income.”
On March 16 last year, the Prime Minister urged Brits to “start working from home where they possibly can” as Covid cases rapidly spread across Britain.
The measures were a bid to make public transport exclusive to essential workers – including those with the hard-hit NHS – and to stop coronavirus spreading in workplaces.
Restrictions were lifted on July 19, meaning working from home is no longer a requirement.
But Boris Johnson this month warned that Brits could be asked to stay out of the office again under the Government’s Winter Covid Plan.
The PM unveiled a “toolbox” of tough contingency measures that could be imposed at short notice to wrestle down a fresh spike last week.
James said those who still refuse to commute are “spoilt and entitled”Credit: Kennedy News
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