Jacob Rees-Mogg has divided the internet after leaving 'passive aggressive' notes for 'civil servants who aren't at their desks'.
Some are all for it, while others have dubbed Mr Rees-Mogg as a 'nasty patronising man'.
Printed on government paper with Mr Rees-Mogg's title, the notes had the message: "Sorry you were out when I visited. I look forward to seeing you in the office very soon."
Jacob Rees-Mogg is leaving this note for civil servants who aren’t at their desks… pic.twitter.com/7KzBcGKVJP— Dino Sofos (@dinosofos) April 22, 2022
One user thought: "This is what workplace bullying looks like."
While another wrote: "I wouldn’t blame anyone working from home with the Grim Reaper going from work station to work station."
A third slammed: "Hasn’t @Jacob_Rees_Mogg got more important things to be doing than pottering around leaving creepy notes for public servants?
"We’re not in the 18th Century now. There’s a #CostOfLivingCrisis. But perhaps he hasn’t noticed?"
I guess they don’t have Zoom where Jacob Rees-Mogg is from (the nineteenth century) https://t.co/NqOtFPtQh3— Matt Green (@mattgreencomedy) April 22, 2022
Another added: "I guess they don’t have Zoom where Jacob Rees-Mogg is from (the nineteenth century)."
Chris Bryant, the Labour MP for Rhondda, wrote on Twitter: "What a nasty patronising man he is."
However, the Prime Minister's sister Rachel Johnson says she agrees with Jacob Rees-Mogg's attempt to put a stop to people working from home.
Speaking on LBC, Johnson said: "I'm quite happy to have a bit of hybrid working and a bit of flex in everybody's schedule but I think I essentially agree with Jacob Rees-Mogg.
"I'm in the middle of an administrative, bureaucratic nightmare to do with probate and the delay for probate because people are working from home I think is up to a year."
She added: "It's holding up people's lives because people are sitting at home working from home.
"They're on their pelotons, they're not on their bikes trying to find jobs, they've got jobs, but they're on their pelotons, they're watching Netflix and they're home working."
Johnson also had some sympathy for why WFH would suit certain individuals who have family and loved ones to look after.
She went on to say: "I know there will be people that say it's much easier to combine childcare or caring for elderly parent with home working and I take that point.
"But I do think Jacob Rees-Mogg is probably right on this and if you have taken a job on the assumption that you will be in your department, you will be having face-to-face meetings, you will be doing all the things you used to do in person... then I think you are contractually bound to do that."
LADbible has contacted Jacob Rees-Mogg for a comment.
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