The tweet says that these Virginia state government employees were told that their work-from-home option, which was created due to the coronavirus pandemic, was never going to be taken away. They probably also believed that there was no way Virginia was going to turn red. But it did, and Gov. Glenn Youngkin is telling government employees to get back to the office.

WRIC reports:

More than 300 employees from five state agencies have resigned since Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Virginia’s new telework policy in early May, according to records obtained by 8News.

This includes 183 Virginia Department of Transportation employees, 28 of whom cited “telework options” as the reason for leaving. Two VDOT workers who listed telework as the reason did move to another state agency, records obtained by 8News after filing a Freedom of Information Act request show.

On May 5, Youngkin updated the state’s telework policy for all state employees to begin working in-person full-time by July 5, a change the governor’s office stressed would provide “options for and supports the use of telework where appropriate.” Youngkin said it would help “balance the demands of government services with the needs of our public servants.”

More than 300, huh?

So more like 350?

And the original tweet doesn’t include the application process to work from home. Not everyone has to be in the office, but it has to be approved by the governor’s office.

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