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(Mother Jones)   Good news if you weren't looking forward to going back to the office after Labor Day   (motherjones.com) divider line
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1362 clicks; posted to Business » on 31 Jul 2021 at 8:35 PM (7 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-07-31 5:30:01 PM  
That's "Good" news.
 
2021-07-31 7:47:56 PM  
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2021-07-31 8:50:09 PM  
We are not in lockdown yet, but things in the USA are headed that way.  Oh well, I could use a few more bailout checks.
Thankfully red states limited medicaid, it would be a darn shame if their system were overloaded with long haul covid survivors who can't work.  If only there were some federal program to expand Medicaid.
 
2021-07-31 9:09:27 PM  
Our "return to office" day when everyone is supposed to be back is September 13th. I don't think we're gonna make it.
 
2021-07-31 9:11:07 PM  
Well, I wanted to stay remote, anyway. Woo!
 
2021-07-31 9:19:12 PM  
I've been going in regularly since after the 4th of July holiday, and the office is a friggin ghost town with so many people switching to fulltime remote work. I'd like to go back into WFH mode until this Delta crap is under control, what with the significant uptick in breakthrough infections, but somehow I don't think that is going to happen.
 
2021-07-31 9:39:13 PM  
Google and Facebook are giving people a choice:
A. Get vaccinated and start coming into the office
B. Don't get vaccinated and continue WFH.
C. Lie about not getting vaccinated and WFH.

C is not an official choice, but we have faith in FARK.
 
2021-07-31 9:47:46 PM  
Here's apples plan, googles, then Lyft?

How many people can Lyft actually employ ( not counting ripping off "their" drivers)? Their whole thing is essentially a database app and some way to pay people. Their head count shouldn't be more than 100 people
 
2021-07-31 10:08:35 PM  
I'm already in the office.
 
2021-07-31 10:58:19 PM  
I start a new job Sept 27th.

"Start."

Who know if they'll still bring me on in 2 months when this is blowing up again.
 
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2021-08-01 12:10:52 AM  
my company changed the return to the office to be completely voluntary since we've got some people with real awful work situations at home, and it sorta looks like we'll end up locking down again since my provinces leaders are dumb.
 
2021-08-01 12:59:36 AM  

AsparagusFTW: I start a new job Sept 27th.

"Start."

Who know if they'll still bring me on in 2 months when this is blowing up again.


Good luck. I start my new one Monday. Vaccine status required. shiat, they vaccinated me for shiat my mom didn't do in the 70s.
 
2021-08-01 9:27:19 AM  

mybluemake: AsparagusFTW: I start a new job Sept 27th.

"Start."

Who know if they'll still bring me on in 2 months when this is blowing up again.

Good luck. I start my new one Monday. Vaccine status required. shiat, they vaccinated me for shiat my mom didn't do in the 70s.


And there wasn't much or many your mom didn't do in the 70's.

/I kid, low hanging fruit and all
 
2021-08-01 9:59:23 AM  
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2021-08-01 10:07:34 AM  
I should note: My "team", up until a few weeks ago, was made up of six people. As of a week ago, we are down to three people due to people transferring to different programs, rotating out, etc. The three left sit in close proximity to each other in a cube farm. They are:

a) Hard core RWNJ who will NOT get vaxxed. He also has two children under the age of 2.
b) A guy is vaxxed and wants nothing to do with coming back. He is taking care of his mother who is elderly and immuno-compromised, and suffers from many ailments.
c) Vaxxed and doesn't want to take a chance giving/getting Covid, especially to/from (a) above.

Funny thing is, (a) is the only one of us who has been going back into work about 1/2 time. (b) and myself are avoiding it like the plague.
 
2021-08-01 10:25:22 AM  

Priapetic: mybluemake: AsparagusFTW: I start a new job Sept 27th.

"Start."

Who know if they'll still bring me on in 2 months when this is blowing up again.

Good luck. I start my new one Monday. Vaccine status required. shiat, they vaccinated me for shiat my mom didn't do in the 70s.

And there wasn't much or many your mom didn't do in the 70's.

/I kid, low hanging fruit and all


Thanks. We will see how it turns out. Im 80/20 on it. In Michigan here where people are not too insane.
 
2021-08-01 10:29:34 AM  

Thosw: Our "return to office" day when everyone is supposed to be back is September 13th. I don't think we're gonna make it.


Ours was Sep 8. Friday they pushed it out to Oct 11. Not sure what they expect to get better in that month. I think a more realistic date in Jan 2022.

For folks who need to plan child care, transportation, etc, they should be planning quarterly, not monthly.
 
2021-08-01 10:50:35 AM  
What kind of beatdown masochistic wage slave wants to go to back the office? Is this a joke?
 
2021-08-01 10:53:03 AM  
I work for a large company with 40k employees nationwide.  They were supposed to reopen our offices nationwide on 8/6. We got an email on Friday stating that return to the office would now be voluntary through the end of the year and if you did come back that you'd have to wear a mask full time regardless of vaccination status.

I asked my supervisor and she said they were already making plans to keep the offices closed and to not to expect to go back until summer next year...

I've really enjoyed working from home and thankfully my position is mainly in the field so I'm not stuck in the office like most but I know some of my colleagues have really struggled due to space constraints, children at home, and mental reasons. At this point I say just keep the offices closed permanently and sell the real estate but we all know that won't happen because the suits need to watch over us peons to feel important.
 
2021-08-01 1:02:59 PM  
If like to go back to the office...part time at least. Which is what I was doing before Covid. It forces my fat ass to go to the gym at least a couple days a week.
 
2021-08-01 1:32:24 PM  
Where I work they said "late September to mid-October," but that was before Delta started really blowing up and at the time they qualified it with, "but anything could happen with these variants and if there's one thing we've learned it's how unpredictable this virus is."

I'm not in a big hurry to go back, anyway. I'm so much more productive at home both professionally and personally because I can clean house during my lunch hour.
 
2021-08-01 3:11:51 PM  
How do these companies even justify going back into the office? We've been doing this more than a year. By nearly every measurement it has been positive at best or neutral at worst for the vast majority of companies. Stop letting them lie into our faces about their motivations.
 
2021-08-01 3:13:22 PM  

natazha: Google and Facebook are giving people a choice:
A. Get vaccinated and start coming into the office
B. Don't get vaccinated and continue WFH.
C. Lie about not getting vaccinated and WFH.

C is not an official choice, but we have faith in FARK.


So ... punishing the vaccinated. This is a great idea.
 
2021-08-01 4:33:41 PM  

natazha: Google and Facebook are giving people a choice:
A. Get vaccinated and start coming into the office
B. Don't get vaccinated and continue WFH.
C. Lie about not getting vaccinated and WFH.

C is not an official choice, but we have faith in FARK.


At my company, they've asked you to register your vaccination with their database to take off your mask at work.

People have said "input your data but lie about it." Ive decided to not inform them I'm vaccinated in the case that something like these three options will come up and I'll need to lie about not getting vaxxed.
 
2021-08-01 9:24:25 PM  
Most of the people in my line of work who want to go back to the office are dads who really just want an excuse to get away from the kids.
 
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