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(NBC News)   Twitter will allow employees to work from home for as long as they want. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey told his employees Tuesday that many of them will be allowed to work from home in perpetuity, even after the coronavirus pandemic ends, according to 1/2   (nbcnews.com) divider line
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2020-05-12 3:22:16 PM  
In no way will they find reasons to terminate stay-at-homers before long, no sir.
 
2020-05-12 3:36:44 PM  

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: In no way will they find reasons to terminate stay-at-homers before long, no sir.


saves them money. There are benefits to a work from home workforce.
 
2020-05-12 5:29:15 PM  
What a benevolent white supremacist!
 
2020-05-12 5:31:59 PM  
His policy on racism and sexism on Twitter remains unchanged: He's fine with it.
 
2020-05-12 5:36:04 PM  
Quality headline, submitter.
 
2020-05-12 5:47:23 PM  
It's just the the endgame:

private office -> private cubicle -> shared cubicle -> open floorpan -> work from home
 
2020-05-12 5:56:19 PM  

Ambivalence: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: In no way will they find reasons to terminate stay-at-homers before long, no sir.

saves them money. There are benefits to a work from home workforce.


Twitter has over 600,000 sq ft of office space in San Francisco. At $80 sq ft, Twitter might be paying $48 million a year just for rent.
 
2020-05-12 6:20:32 PM  

iamskibibitz: It's just the the endgame:

private office -> private cubicle -> shared cubicle -> open floorpan -> work from home


-> Offshore to the lowest bidder
 
2020-05-12 6:34:47 PM  

mcreadyblue: Ambivalence: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: In no way will they find reasons to terminate stay-at-homers before long, no sir.

saves them money. There are benefits to a work from home workforce.

Twitter has over 600,000 sq ft of office space in San Francisco. At $80 sq ft, Twitter might be paying $48 million a year just for rent.


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The desire to be a micromanaging in-your-face-at-all-times manager so far has trumped saved millions for a lot of companies.  Hopefully now that this has forced everyone to work from home and the result has been (at least for me) just as good results-wise, they'll suck it up and save the office money.

I doubt companies will get rid of offices entirely.  Still need to maintain your servers.  Still need a place to gather together for important meetings that things like zoom and teams are not yet up to the task for... but beyond that?  Get rid of it.  Not needed.
 
2020-05-12 7:48:26 PM  

iamskibibitz: It's just the the endgame:

private office -> private cubicle -> shared cubicle -> open floorpan -> work from home


What about those of us with a private office that also work from home we we want?
 
2020-05-12 7:52:30 PM  
Just imagine if all those office jobs didn't require an office building, how much more space there would be for homes, and how much less people would have to commute. It'd be a hell of a contrast to the present situation after all the changes happened.

Obvious downside: Imagine how long it'd take most households to normalize not bothering someone while they're on the clock, especially in a household with children. "Bitter" would likely be an understatement for a lot of families. That's hardly an impassible hurdle, but it'd be a pain in the ass.

Obvious upside: SPEAKING OF ASSES, pants would be optional.
 
2020-05-12 8:12:57 PM  
We got an email from work. They will start with a few people on Monday. IT will remain working remote for the near future.
So, yay me I guess.
 
2020-05-12 8:49:08 PM  
F*ck working from home. I learn about so many things happening in the company by overhearing calls or other conversations. I'd be out of the loop on damn near everything if I had to wait for directly being told.

Plus it leads to fewer connections with people and I generally don't like going out and talking to random people. Going to work is the perfect amount of social interaction for me. Get to talk to people with no expectation of ever hanging out together in the evenings or on weekends. And there's usually even something productive to get out of the conversation.
 
2020-05-12 11:04:11 PM  
To many distractions at home. I'd be happy to go into the office a couple days a week.
 
2020-05-12 11:26:55 PM  

IAmRight: F*ck working from home. I learn about so many things happening in the company by overhearing calls or other conversations. I'd be out of the loop on damn near everything if I had to wait for directly being told.

Plus it leads to fewer connections with people and I generally don't like going out and talking to random people. Going to work is the perfect amount of social interaction for me. Get to talk to people with no expectation of ever hanging out together in the evenings or on weekends. And there's usually even something productive to get out of the conversation.


ImmutableTenderloin: To many distractions at home. I'd be happy to go into the office a couple days a week.


These two comments go hand-in-hand. Go into the office, but less times a week. Open offices might actually work because one can use communal space when in the office and work from home/coffee shop/library when they need concentration time. Half-days might become the norm: No reason to chain someone to their desk until 5PM when there is nothing to do or if someone is more productive 9-12 (AM or PM).
 
2020-05-13 12:12:57 AM  

Nullav: Just imagine if all those office jobs didn't require an office building, how much more space there would be for homes, and how much less people would have to commute. It'd be a hell of a contrast to the present situation after all the changes happened.

Obvious downside: Imagine how long it'd take most households to normalize not bothering someone while they're on the clock, especially in a household with children. "Bitter" would likely be an understatement for a lot of families. That's hardly an impassible hurdle, but it'd be a pain in the ass.

Obvious upside: SPEAKING OF ASSES, pants would be optional.


There's going to be an overall population decline as less folks have kids.
 
kab
2020-05-13 1:34:55 AM  
There's no practical reason for anyone in that company to work in an office.

Just like most IT shops at this point.
 
2020-05-13 1:42:23 AM  
We were called back in as of Monday. The office I was at today, I was the only one wearing a mask and (trying to be) practicing distancing. Everyone else is full up back to just like in January.

Going to the other office tomorrow so that I can be where people are required to mask up and stay away.
 
2020-05-13 2:56:46 AM  
Would be happy if the wife worked from home a few days a week. And was out of my hair the rest of the week. Would not be happy if wife's work turned into full work from home.
 
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