A year into the pandemic-spurred shift to telecommuting, many remote workers in the U.K. still don’t have basic work equipment at home, according to a survey.
While four in five (81 percent) people in the country were asked to work from home last year, 24 percent don’t have a desk to work on and a fifth don’t have a computer screen, the poll by British electrical retailer Currys PC World and the Japanese electronics maker Canon found. It surveyed 2,000 office workers.
In addition, about two in five (38 percent) don’t have a printer, which was found to be the most missed office hardware.
Working conditions also are less than ideal, the survey showed. About 27 percent of remote employees are working from the living room, while 10 percent said they are doing their work from the kitchen.
Nevertheless, the poll found that 75 percent of workers would like to work remotely indefinitely, at least on a part-time basis.