I am a software engineer and I am finally taking the plunge to work remotely full time.
I've been working for the company for just under 2 years and have never had any issues whilst working there. My performance reviews have always been fine and I have never blown anything up so to speak.
I informed the company that I was planning to leave the country (UK) shortly after I joined and management were fine with it for many months. There are already lots of remote workers all over the world and more employees have transitioned to remote working during the period that I have been working there so I foresaw no issue until...
A few months ago, the person who had approved my working from home was sacked (it came out of the blue) and apparently they did not have the authority to approve remote working requests (despite having done so for many employees previously) now the new manager does not seem happy with any more employees working from home and I've had to submit another remote working request to be approved again.
I suspect this will not get approved as I've seen signs that they are trying to crack down on remote working so to speak - new jobs listed by the company have specifically included the line 'remote working will not be considered'.
Up until this point, I was operating under the pretense that everything was fine and it is now less than a month till I leave and my flights are booked but my notice period is 2 months.
So I am just wondering where I stand with this as I've never encountered this situation before. Can they sack me for this reason if they reject my remote working request? Should I start looking for a new job at my new destination now?