Out of Office Working Banned

Baby1M

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For workers, this is definitely... what a news!!! Is Singapore workers burnt out yet?

Germany's employment ministry has banned its managers from calling or emailing staff out of hours except in emergencies, under new guidelines intended to prevent employees from burning out.

The guidelines state that ministry staff should not be penalised for switching off their mobiles or failing to pick up messages out of hours.

The move follows similar restrictions on out-of-hours email imposed by German firms including Volkswagen, BMW and Puma.

VW stops forwarding emails to staff from its company servers half an hour after the end of the working day, while other firms have declared that workers are not expected to check email at weekends or in their free time.

The labour ministry's rules only allow contact if the task cannot be postponed until the next working day. Managers should apply a principle of "minimum intervention" into workers' free time and keep the number of people whose spare time is disrupted as low as possible.

The code is part of a broader agreement covering remote working. Ursula von der Leyen, the labour minister, told the Sueddeutsche Zeitung the rules had been drawn up to protect workers' mental health. The minister said that it was important for remote workers to know: "When they have to be available, and when they don't. They now have this clarity in black and white."

LINK TO ARTICLE: Out of hours working banned by German labour ministry - Telegraph
 
Re: Out of Office Working Banned

It's legislated but most major MNCs there are unionized already and the anti-burnt out policies have been in place for years.

I can't get the guys there to take a call after hours even though its an emergency -

The union would excommunicate him if he followed up outside of his working hours he said.

That being said their precision and process excellence is far superior that any Singapore methodologies. That one call I mentioned happened only once in 4 years so that can do this.

Workers here ..... Forget it. They can always keng MC as usual. After all - can claim medical so why not.
 
Re: Out of Office Working Banned

Red_Bean_Bun;1029196 said:
Workers here ..... Forget it. They can always keng MC as usual. After all - can claim medical so why not.

But the fact is even you MC they will call you and expect you to work at home
 
Re: Out of Office Working Banned

ody_2004;1029209 said:
But the fact is even you MC they will call you and expect you to work at home

Tell boss to pay for phone, router and Internet access first then talk........after that they will leave you alone.
 
Re: Out of Office Working Banned

Red_Bean_Bun;1029210 said:
Tell boss to pay for phone, router and Internet access first then talk........after that they will leave you alone.

Errrr.. my co. phone.. LL

Worst is getting call for non urgent stuff.. i am a trainer.. nothing is urgent to/for me..

Beside bosses don read email even they in the loop.. call for conveniences..

Anyway just received a call when i should be resting as I on mc..
 
Re: Out of Office Working Banned

Feel bad for you ..... But kudos that you do have high work ethics though.


ody_2004;1029238 said:
Errrr.. my co. phone.. LL

Worst is getting call for non urgent stuff.. i am a trainer.. nothing is urgent to/for me..

Beside bosses don read email even they in the loop.. call for conveniences..

Anyway just received a call when i should be resting as I on mc..
 

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