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The Coronavirus crisis has had drastic consequences for employees of the University of Groningen (RUG) Fourty percent of employees (including student assistants and PhD students) are mentally suffering.
Reasons given include an increased workload, the lack of colleagues and uncertainty about the future, reports OOGTV.
Employees also say that they suffer from a lack of motivation, listlessness, depression and sleeping problems. In addition, employees are concerned about their own health or the health of their loved ones because of the Coronavirus.
Working from home is disappointing for many employees. 40 percent do not have a good workplace at home, such as a good chair or computer, and many complain that it is also not quiet enough at home. At the same time, there is the pressure from colleagues or supervisors to continue to work in their spare time.
Some of the respondents think it is better this way. For example, they can now organise their days better, have to travel less and have more time, partly due to online meetings. The information has come from a survey, and based on the preliminary results, people will be able to borrow office furniture for use at home.