Backlash after Kirstie Allsopp says office workers should ‘prove their worth’ to bosses

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Kirstie Allsopp faces a social media storm after telling her Twitter followers they should ‘prove their worth’ to their employer.The wealthy 48-year-old TV presenter sparked outrage when she took to the microblogging site on Wednesday to say people employed to work in offices should rush to ensure that their bosses are good at their jobs, after months of people working from home amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Kirstie said she was concerned about rising unemployment as a number of companies have been forced to lay off due to the economic downturn caused by the crisis.

She also suggested that bosses might choose to hire cheaper staff from overseas.



Kirstie Allsopp faces social media storm after telling her Twitter followers they should ‘prove their worth’ to their employer

The crafts expert typed, “If your work can be done from home, it can be done from abroad where wages are lower. If I had an office job, I would be the first in the line to get back to work and prove my worth. to my employer. I am terrified of what could be on the horizon for so many people. ”

Proving that the host’s point of view of location, location and location angered his followers, a number of angry social media users have slammed the Channel 4 favorite and asked her how she thought her post was useful.

An angry person said, “You shouldn’t have to prove your worth to a company that has chosen to hire you. If it then subcontracts, it has nothing to do with your workplace. Plus, working from home is helpful for those of us who have kids who don’t make a fortune, as well as more environmentally friendly. ”

A second echoed: “It’s not that easy. You obviously haven’t tried to do it. Schooling, education, language, culture. They all play a role. To suggest that people can be so easily replaced by cheaper employees overseas is naive at best. “



The wealthy 48-year-old TV presenter sparked outrage when she took to the microblogging site to claim that people employed to work in offices should rush to make sure their bosses do their job well.

A third asked, “Why would my return to work from home, after 15 weeks of working from home, convince any manager of my value?” ”

A fourth laughs: “Said Kirstie who doesn’t work in an office and has no idea if those who work from home need to prove their worth to their employers!” It must be so nice for her to sit in her country pile preaching to others! ”

After the onslaught of anger, she then added: “This tweet is not an ‘attack’ on ‘homeworkers’ it is about the wave of layoffs to come and the fact that many believe it is out of sight. if you don’t think so. You can agree or disagree, but that does not make it an “attack”. ”



Kirstie says she is worried about rising unemployment as a number of businesses have been forced to lay off due to the economic downturn caused by the crisis – and her supporters have not been impressed.

In response, a Twitter user wrote: “You made an argument for firing homeworkers and sending their jobs overseas. I would call it an attack. ”

Kirstie then added, “I highlighted what could happen, it’s an alert, not an attack. ”

Another person blasted, “To say I have to be in the office to prove my worth is an attack. ”

Not backing down, Kirstie said, “No, it doesn’t. This can be an attack on the myopia of some employers. ”

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