Wells Fargo bank employees fired for pretending to work

Wells Fargo bank employees fired for pretending to work
Wells Fargo bank employees fired for pretending to work

The American bank Wells Fargo fired several of its employees because they allegedly pretended to work on the computer, simulating using their keyboard and mouse, reports the BBC.

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The British media confirms that at least six employees were fired and that another decided to leave the company on his own after being scolded by his bosses.

The multinational says members of its staff were fired or resigned “following an investigation into allegations of simulating keyboard use to create the appearance of active work.”

“Wells Fargo has very high standards for its employees and does not tolerate unethical behavior,” a bank spokeswoman said.

In 2022, Wells Fargo adopted a hybrid teleworking policy allowing its employees to sometimes work from home.

However, faced with the appearance of gadgets and other stratagems allowing them to pretend to work remotely, several companies have equipped themselves with technological tools to monitor their employees, in particular by consulting the browsing history, but also by using screenshots. screen and monitoring keyboard activity and eye movement.

On the other hand, more and more workers have started to buy, among other things, “mouse simulators” which make it possible to give the impression that the computer is being used, even if the employee is not in front of the screen.

Such gadgets are sold for less than $10 at Amazon, which says it sold thousands of them last month.

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