In 2020 in Mexico, 72 percent worked at home.
In Mexico, 408,000 employees work remotely.
93 percent of people consider that the period of working at home was effective.
The trend of home office o Hybrid work continues to be applied in many companies around the world. But before that, more doubts have arisen about the control that companies can have over their employees, where recently The story of a person who was fired from his remote job for using software that moves the mouse cursor every so often, simulating that someone is sitting in front of the computer screen, has gone viral.
According to data from AMIPCI and OCCMundial, in 2020 in Mexico, almost three quarters of those interviewed online, 72 percent, worked at home at some point during the three months prior to the survey. Only 27 percent of those surveyed did not move their office home during the lockdown period.
Control of companies?
The story of a person who was fired from his remote job for using software that moves the mouse cursor from time to time, simulating that someone is sitting in front of the computer screen, has gone viral on social media, as a again the discussion about the control that companies have over their employees.
According to the story of a Reddit user, he shared his own experience with the rest of the Internet users, generating a massive debate on the platform.
The story has drawn attention because this type of control by organizations of their employees would have become very fashionable since the Covid-19 pandemic. These control software can not only monitor the screen of the monitors, but also have remote access to computer systems, and even cases of spying through webcams have been reported.
The user explained that he would have installed an application known as “mouse jiggler” on the computer, which consists of a movement simulator, that is, the program automatically moves the cursor, giving the impression that someone is using the computer. .
Likewise, in his report he added that the platform tells that the company’s cybersecurity team were the first to identify the application on the corporate computer, who then went to comment on the finding to the organization’s directors.
Next, his boss contacted him and demanded in an inquisitive tone the reason why he had downloaded this application on his computer, “he asked me if I had a business purpose for this and I was speechless”.
The story has become so viral that it has reached TikTok users, where in the comments you can read that they do not recommend installing any program on the corporate computer because companies can know everything that is done with it.
@tech_kody #stitch with @gabrielle_judge @Overemployed #job #Work #Multiple #OverEmployed #Reddit #Discord #Community #OE #J1 #J2 #mouse #jiggler ♬ Oblivion – Grimes
Meanwhile, other users have recommended using the “Mouse jiggler” as hardware on the computer, that is, it is not an application, but a device that is connected to the current and placed on the mouse, moving it mechanically every so often. weather.
Other Internet users mention that they should never accept a job offer that forces workers to use their own computers, and much less, if they are asked to download a program, because the equipment could be intervened.
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