Boris Johnson confessed that he’s rubbish at working from home and admitted that he spends lots of his time wandering around, making cups of coffee and nibbling cheese.
Members of the Prime Minister’s government have long rallied against home working, especially with the likes of Jacob Rees-Mogg coming out repeatedly against it.
And now we finally might know why as their boss, Johnson, admitted he was pretty poor at working from home without the supervision of his employees.
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Mail, the Prime Minister said that his personal experience of working from home had convinced him that it was wrong for absolutely everyone else.
The lure of cheese was too strong for the prime minister to work effectively from home and he said he ended up wasting time walking around and forgetting what he was doing.
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Talking to the Mail, he said: “My experience of working from home is you spend an awful lot of time making another cup of coffee and then, you know, getting up, walking very slowly to the fridge, hacking off a small piece of cheese, then walking very slowly back to your laptop and then forgetting what it was you’re doing.”
Because of the prime minister’s propensity to nibble on cheese when he should be responding to emails he said getting everyone else back to the office would boost productivity.
He added he was determined to get millions of Brits back to their desks.
Johnson said: “I believe in the workplace environment. And I think that will help to drive up productivity, it will get our city centres moving, in the weekdays.
“And it will be good for mass transit. And a lot of businesses that have been having a tough time will benefit from that.”
Johnson’s comments come days after fifty additional fines were issued for lockdown ruler breakers in Downing Street.
This means over a hundred fines have been issued to Johnson and his co-workers who partied during the pandemic in their workplace.
Johnson didn’t comment on whether he thought partying helped productivity in the workplace in the wide-ranging interview.