During a recent interview with Footwear News (a fashion news portal), Martha Stewart, the popular American businesswoman, writer, lifestyle icon, and TV host, expressed her disapproval of the hybrid work model. During the interview, she revealed her true feelings about hybrid jobs despite it being about her new Sketchers collaboration. In fact, she has gone on record as saying that the United States will “go down the drain” if corporations continue to enable their workers to work hybrid and encourage them not to go back to work.
Martha Stewart should go back to jail. pic.twitter.com/5AfrLt5UMW
— Jonathan Hansen (@HANSEN_SOGROOVY) June 7, 2023
The 81-year-old Martha Stewart Show host received an almost instant criticism on social media. Netizens were outraged and chastised her for her hypocrisy. The user even said: How is it possible for employees to do everything they need to do in the office three days every week and work remotely two days a week? After contrasting American and French production levels, she criticized Americans for adopting the French work culture, claiming that France isn’t a successful country. Martha Stewart’s statements that she was on a “rampage” to get American employees to return to working from home caused quite a stir on social media platforms, particularly Twitter.
Martha Stewart is asserting America will “go down the drain” if companies continue to allow its employees to work from home.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but hasn’t Martha spent the majority of her career [essentially] working from home ❓🤔🧐😒
— Elgin Charles (@ElginCharles) June 7, 2023
Martha Stewart expands on her comments about remote work and working only 3 days in office: “I just don’t agree with it, I just don’t.” pic.twitter.com/C84SPnmH4i
— TODAY with Hoda & Jenna (@HodaAndJenna) June 7, 2023
Martha Stewart Comment About Remote Work Sparks Backlash Online
During a recent interview with Footwear News (the fashion news site), Martha Stewart, the prominent American entrepreneur, writer, lifestyle icon, and TV programme presenter, expressed her dissatisfaction with the hybrid work model. While the interview was supposed to be about her new partnership with Sketchers, it ended up revealing her actual opinions regarding hybrid jobs. In fact, she went on record saying that the United States will “go down the drain” if corporations continue to let their workers to work hybrid and encourage them not to return to work. The 81-year-old Martha Stewart Show host received an almost instant criticism on social media. Netizens were outraged and chastised her for her hypocrisy. One user even responded, suggesting that staff can’t possible get everything done while working three days a week in the office and two days remotely.
She went on to compare the production levels of the United States with France, and she chastised Americans for adopting the French work culture, claiming that the latter is “not a very thriving country.” It caused quite a stir on social media platforms, particularly Twitter, when Martha Stewart declared she was on a “rampage” to encourage American employees to work from home again. In fact, this current story has overshadowed Stewart’s recent appearance on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit for 2023, alongside Megan Fox, Brooks Nader, and Kim Petras. Aside from being on the cover of a highly desired magazine, she was recently interviewed by the American weekly People, where she said unequivocally that she does not take time off to rest. She went on to say, “My life is about doing things, learning things, and teaching things.” She went on to say that she has no plans to retire and that she enjoys doing new things “in different places in different ways.”
Convicted criminal #MarthaStewart should STFU. It’s been three years for a lot of people and productivity has not been lost.
Also, we need to stop letting people that will be dead relatively soon tell us what our country should be after they are gone. pic.twitter.com/OxVrrsqAu3
— Michael Ross (@RealMessiah29) June 6, 2023
They’re REALLY pushing hard for everyone to go back to offices, aren’t they? What are they so afraid of? What did mandatory attendance at an office building not allow us to do that remote work would? Are they saying we should unionize to keep remote work?
— 💙Erin 🏴🇮🇪🇫🇮💙 (@EasyLifeguard79) June 7, 2023
Martha is wrong.
There’s a thing called “physical proximity”.
If the worker’s tasks don’t require them to be around their co-workers to get the job done, remote work stimulates productivity.
Obviously a hospital worker requires close “physical proximity”.
— Joel Keith (@MayNotBeJoking) June 8, 2023
It’s about commerce. In other words, she wants people to leave their homes and go to the office because she believes they’re more apt to buy the goods and services she sponsors. It’s merely just about her but I think most Americans aren’t surprised and view Martha Stewart as a…
— Matthew Lauseng (@MatthewLauseng) June 7, 2023