The era of happy tech workers is over as a growing number of employees in the industry are speaking out against workplace conditions and demanding change. In recent years, tech companies have faced increased scrutiny over their treatment of employees and contractors, with issues ranging from long hours and lack of work-life balance to exploitation and lack of diversity. The COVID-19 pandemic has only exacerbated these problems, as remote work has made it even more difficult for employees to disconnect from work and maintain a healthy work-life balance.
Additionally, the growing realization of the impact technology has on society and the environment has led many tech workers to question the ethics of the companies they work for. This has resulted in a growing number of workers engaging in activism and advocating for change from within their companies. The era of blindly valuing success and growth above all else is over, and tech workers are demanding a more ethical and responsible approach to business.
It's time for tech companies to listen and make changes to support their employees and the wider community. The era of happy tech workers may be over, but a new era of empowered and responsible tech workers is just beginning.
Source: NY Times, Straits Times