Looks like Sony’s PlayStation gets it. According to a leaked memo obtained by Waypoint reporter, Patrick Klepek, the employees in both Europe and North America has insisted all staff to work from home through 30th April. They also will be providing full pay “regardless of ability to perform remote work due to job function or responsibilities.” Which effectively means if you’re sick, tired, or just not feeling it, they’d support you. Which I think is great. And the support doesn’t end there.
The Japanese electronic giants also said they would be accomodating their employees with a one-time striped of $1,000 (RM4327) go purchase equipment they may need. And considering the wide roster of responsibilities PlayStation employees have, this could mean essentially anything that can get you the job done. Stuff like laptops, design software, a new chair?
The memo also states that this package applies to all Worldwide Studios workers. External contractors will continue to receive full pay during this time. If the memo is to be believed, I think it’s great that PlayStation are doing accordingly. It’s a transition for many, as some wouldn’t have the proper equipment at home to do their jobs, or they might not have the software needed to design, code, etc. If only more company’s adopt the same in Malaysia.