Australia’s richest real estate developer says bosses who let employees work from home are ‘parasites’
Australia’s richest real estate developer avoids working from home, says bosses who allow it are ‘parasites’
- Australia’s richest real estate developer called on bosses authorizing WFH ‘parasites’
- Meriton founder Harry Triguboff commented at industry breakfast in Sydney
- Mr Triguboff, 88, said working from home will cut productivity in half
Australia’s richest real estate developer has called bosses who let their employees work from home a “parasite”.
The founder of hospitality giant Meriton Harry Triguboff criticized companies for offering flexible working arrangements at a business breakfast Wednesday in Sydney.
The 88-year-old said employees “ only work half the time ” from home during an industry breakfast on Urban Task Force migration.
Australia’s richest real estate developer Harry Triguboff (pictured) has slammed working from home
Real estate developer Mr Triguboff said remote working wasted office space in the city, slowing Sydney’s recovery from Covid, the Daily Telegraph reported.
“We also need to stop this work from home,” Mr. Triguboff said.
“The bosses of the banks can no longer tell me that they are very careful, that nobody gets sick.
“ No one is sick and no one has gotten sick in their lousy banks, so just forget about it. They should stop being parasites – they have to work.
A June survey last year found 86% of Australians wanted to work from home (Stock)
A survey by business communications firm Redback Connect from June last year found that 86% of Australians want to work from home at least part of the time.
Of the 1,000 employees who spent at least some time working from home during the pandemic, 28% never want to return to the office.
Another 39 percent want to work from home one or two days a week, and 20 percent want three or four days a week.
Staff were confident they could do it, with 73% believing their employer would be open to working from home.
Younger workers were more worried about raising issues and for good reason: only 15 percent of employees under 30 were offered this option, while double that number over 50 did.