There has never been a time when more Americans are working from home. Everyone who typically finds themselves working in a cubicle or out in the field has spent the past month or so at home as non-essential workers make way for the frontline workers.
As a result, the online chat service, Slack, has been an integral part even more so than it typically was before the coronavirus pandemic. A wrench, though, was thrown into the situation when the service went down for about an hour on Tuesday night. With the network coming to a halt, many workers were left scrambling without any way of communicating with their team.
This led to a large amount of Slack users taking to Twitter to voice their frustrations over the outage. One user in particular wrote, "Did you hear that screaming? That is every tech employee working remote while Slack goes down." This message was just one one of a handful of tweets regarding the situation. Here's a look at what some other Slack users had to say when the service went dark.
And then slack went down and they were certain the world was falling apart.— Jonathan Hirsch (@jonathanihirsch) May 13, 2020
Slack going down when everyone is working remote pic.twitter.com/0z4bqP8LM3— Adam Foster (@AJFoster916) May 13, 2020
Is Slack down? Are we free?— Mat Honan (@mat) May 12, 2020
You're not imagining it: Slack is down.— Laurie Voss (@seldo) May 12, 2020
Checking my computer to see slack is down like. pic.twitter.com/ctQFZmdr79— Sydney Glide (@TheSydneyGlide) May 13, 2020
slack's down? no problem, i'll just walk over to their desk-
...oh— Dave Jorgenson (@davejorgenson) May 13, 2020