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01st Sep 2022

Alan Sugar says people who work from home are ‘lazy gits’ and should be paid less

Kieran Galpin

The billionaires are talking again

As the world moves towards remote working and hybrid schemes, there are individuals and businesses who are still dragging their heels. One such man is Alan Sugar, who believes people working from home are “lazy gits.”

Alan Sugar has taken to Twitter once again to share his thoughts about working from home – and shocker – they aren’t great.

“A large percentage of people who work from home are lazy gits they got to like the life created by the pandemic,” he wrote on August 31. “What about nurses, doctors, cleaners, restaurant staff, builders and decorators, taxi and truck drivers they cant work from home but provide the lazy gits a service.”

While Sugar has seemingly forgotten that those working from home also pay tax, the tweet has garnered quite the reaction.

“Billionaires taking to Twitter to turn the working class against each other,” wrote one Twitter user.

Another said: “Man with large commercial property portfolio wants plebs back in the office. Shocker.”

“It’s amazing how far behind you are with current times, considering you’re a billionaire. People who work from home are more productive, which you’d know if you remove your head out of your backside long enough to see,” reads one reply that seemingly ruffled Sugar’s feathers.

He responded: “Listen scum bag most who work from home watch more TV than work. There are a few exceptions but the majority are lazy gits. When some of my companies recruit the first question asked by some applicants is ‘can I work from home’ They are shown the door.”

It’s not immediately clear where Sugar got his facts from – but then again, the actual facts seem to paint a different story.

A study conducted by Uc Today found that 66 per cent of people reported an increase in productivity, 60 per cent a better work/life balance, and 54 per cent better mental health.

Another set of data collated by Forbes shows that 61 per cent of employees prefer working remotely.

The world is changing, Lord Sugar.

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