Adina Letiția Negrușa, Elisabeta Butoi


Suddenly and unexpectedly, many workers had to change their work location to home during the COVID-19 pandemic that emerged at the end of 2019. Swiftly, the line between work and personal life got blurred and the home became a working and an educational place. These changes had a thumping impact on the employees’ way of living and working. The new way of working from home challenged Romanian employees’ capacity to sustain their job satisfaction, the efficiency of work, and work-life balance. The study presents and analyses official results of two surveys by the “European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions” regarding Romanian employees’ attitudes and perceptions about working conditions, performance and job satisfaction, subsequently experiencing telework activities during the pandemic crisis. The research findings reveal that even if the working hours increased a lot in the remote system, the respondents displayed their overall satisfaction and willingness to continue working from home.


employees’ perception, job satisfaction, telework, work efficiency, work-life balance.


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