Thread regarding State Farm Insurance layoffs

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Still didn't answer the question on what results you are producing. You are WFH with no one making you accountable for Results. This will continue and SF will be #3.

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Post ID: @cros+15dRVTBl

God I really hope so. I have become a much better, more productive employee over the last three months. My anxiety is much improved, my mental health is much better. This is the most content I’ve ever been in my entire working life.

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Post ID: @cjtl+15dRVTBl

The head farmers fired all remote workers within the past 1-2 years because “it didn’t work”.

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Post ID: @cpej+15dRVTBl

@bpry - What results are producing for SF? Are they on target and moving the company forward?

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Post ID: @bibd+15dRVTBl

I hope WFH is here to stay. Going in to the office every day has never been who I am or a part of my identity. Office life actually suppresses me and my personality. Working from home has allowed me to connect with what I really want and really value. Recapturing many hours a day in time that used to be wasted on getting ready for work, getting to and from work, and being stuck at work for lunch. I finally feel more like myself, and my mental health has improved greatly. Obviously the pandemic is horrible, but disposing of the traditional workday has turned out to be the key that finally lets many of us see who we truly are. I dread the day we are ordered back, especially if we just have go there just for the sake of being there while we all wear masks and never meet face to face in any meeting rooms anyway. Sounds really dumb to me. I do not miss the nonsense, the interruptions, sharing communal spaces, catching the illnesses that people bring to work (um, hello!), and I could go on.

Regarding the previous post below, it’s likely WFH makes some people neurotic about their jobs because the function and purpose of their job is neatly distilled on a computer screen. There's a lot of psychological machinery creating an illusion that being physically at the office is work in and of itself when it's not. Just being physically at the office and having to walk around and talk to people feels busy, but this isn't concrete or tangible output; it's not a result in and of itself.

WFH really puts into perspective how much work a person is actually doing, or not doing. If you are doing a lot of work, things stay the same (i.e. claims folk who are always busy and micromanaged whether they’re in the office or not). If your job relies on some form of psychological illusion, WFH will expose your job for what it is, and people whose job prestige relies on physical presence, such as many office management jobs, will be threatened by this work model, because it shows how much clothes the emperor does or does not have.

So the next time someone wants to complain about WFH, ask yourself "what about this person’s job relies on physical presence to maintain some perception of high status or high value, and how might this be threatened by a WFH model?".

I’d bet a lot of management are feeling pretty useless at home. Too many of them love to literally look over people's shoulders and make a big deal about stupid small c-ap such as when someone arrives back from lunch a few minutes late. These people make themselves feel important by having countless confrontations with often very smart, competent people, who happen to be human and don’t do everything perfectly all the time.

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Post ID: @bpry+15dRVTBl

Saw a marketwatch article warning of mass white collar layoffs. ..how so many middle management people are “exposed”, “revealing which workers are actually doing the heavy lifting”. And the company has 7000 in leadership positions per an email.. thoughts?

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Post ID: @buar+15dRVTBl

Stop giving the money away!! How can you see the benefits to increase results.

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Post ID: @6rfm+15dRVTBl

now that we are the official sponsor of the NAACP, 1 Mil donation, brick and mortar will only draw more attention.

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Post ID: @6red+15dRVTBl

It’s all a numbers game with Tip-of-the-sword and he’ll do whatever he can to save a buck. If letting people WFH saves even a nickel more than having them in the office, then that’s what he’ll have us do.

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Post ID: @3ghh+15dRVTBl

I wish they would. I have dedicated my career to this company; the idea of an office closure looming over my head paralyses me at night. Can’t quite, can’t retire, family can’t afford pay cut especially in these times.

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Post ID: @3ail+15dRVTBl

state farm ceased to be a "relationship" based company about 15 years ago with the move to the contact center concept.

agents don't know who they'll get when the call for help. accountability is no longer.

teams are spread out across at least four hubs and smaller offices and use skype to communicate. with the internet and laptops buildings have been rendered useless.

a building is so pre-internet and shows the leadership is still stuck with a brick and mortar mindset as geico and progressive make the smart moves and are gaining and will pass state farm.

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Post ID: @2ulb+15dRVTBl

Nationwide Insurance moved to a WFH model. Why can't SF?

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Post ID: @2zel+15dRVTBl

They’ll claim that SF is “relationship based“ to mask the lack of trust and ability to micromanage and get people back in the office

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Post ID: @1mey+15dRVTBl

Do not believe what you are told. Believe what you see.

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Post ID: @1dmg+15dRVTBl

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