Roblox Corporation, the developer and publisher of the online game of the same name, is looking for employees to start working at the company’s headquarters in San Mateo, California, USA. This is stated in an email from Roblox CEO David Bashutsky to employees, according to The Verge.
Like many other companies, the developer is planning to switch to a hybrid work format: employees will work in the office three days a week and remotely two days a week.
Roblox employees have until January 16, 2024 to agree or refuse to accept the new work rules. If they agree, they must start working in the office by July 15 of the following year.
Those who do not accept office work will be able to work at Roblox until April 15 next year. The company will offer severance pay to those who decide to quit.
However, such conditions do not apply to all employees. For example, employees of data centers and call centers will be able to continue working remotely.
Roblox fully switched to remote work in March 2020. But it decided to bring employees back to the office after numerous discussions.
The CEO of a corporation believes that the virtual work environment is still inferior to face-to-face meetings. However, he recognizes that it will still be as effective as the physical one.
As a reminder, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to change the way they work and work from home for long periods of time. After the pandemic is over, many companies are encouraging employees to return to their offices.
For example, Zoom asks all employees within a 50-mile (80 km) radius of the company’s office to work at least two days a week on a blended schedule.