IMPACT OF WORK FROM HOME ON PRIVATE SECTOR TEACHERS IN ERNAKULAM DISTRICT
Keywords:Pandemic, Work from home, Private sector teachers, Stress and Compensation.
The pandemic outbreak from the late 2019, put the world in the shackles of fear and worries on their health. the authorities and the government had to take strict actions to prevent from further spreading, as a result there were many protocols and restrictions which we had to abide. It reversed quarantined people restricting their free movement. Even though for some period of time, most of the economical human activities were ceased, it was not advisable to carry forward so. Thus most of the sectors began introducing the work from home strategy, with the help of the novel updates and innovative technological means. This helped people to work from where they were.
The work from home was also implemented in the academic field which enabled the students to continue their education using the online educational platforms. This pattern of hosting classes online had its own advantages and disadvantages to both the teacher and to the student as well. In our study we emphasis on the teaching staff community in the private sector in Ernakulam District. Some argue that the work from home strategy have made things easy but for some it is a nightmare. In reality, the work from home strategy affected those who lacked the technical know-how regarding the usage of computers and internet. The pandemic period made people economically weak, as a result the government had to force the institutions to reduce the fees, so they were put in a situation to reduce the manpower to balance their cost and profit. However, government and aided teachers did not have such an impact. In this study we focus to learn about the stress level of the private sector teachers in Ernakulam District and to know about the compensation that they have been provided with during the times of pandemic.