Slack — the worldwide business communication tool — experience slowdowns Monday morning as many Americans returned to work from the holiday break.

What’s going on?

The American workforce received a little surprise when it returned from the winter holiday break — Slack wasn’t working.

Slack confirmed in a statement to Twitter that it was experiencing issues.

  • “Customers may experience issues connecting to Slack to loading channels at this time. Our team is on the case and we will keep you posted. Apologies for any disruption.”

Downdetector, a website that tracks internet disruptions, showed a spike in reported problems with Slack at about 8 a.m. MT, according to The New York Times.

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Many people reacted to the news on social media, saying the workplace return should be delayed. Others joked that everyone will start using email again.

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