Now that the company I work for has gotten a PPP loan, we're bringing back people who were furloughed, laid off, and bringing part-time workers back to full-time.
Normally I'd think this is good news for those workers, but I and other colleagues are being asked by our directs questions like "what about my unemployment benefits?" Basically, people want to play games about coming back because they've been enjoying the deal they've been getting for unemployment benefits since this Covid-19 situation started. In March they were worried about being laid off. Now that it's May, they're worried about being asked back.
My conversations have generally been restating that if they don't want to return to full-time employment, then it's a voluntary quit, and they're not getting a pay-cut by being offered their job back since those benefits were never meant to be the new normal. They were meant as a way to keep people afloat during times of uncertainty.
So we end up having people begrudgingly come back to work. I guess in the short-term that's fine, but in the long-term I now know that this isn't the right hire and if we get through this thing they ought to be replaced.
How have other Manager-Tools managers been handling these kinds of situations?