When you think they’ll make us go back to the office?
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As many companies are abandoning brick and mortar where they can due to the positive results from employees working from home, lowering their costs and becoming more competitive, this company will likely be forced into taking similar action to stay competitive. Just because some local management wants the employees back in the office, it doesn't mean their stance is in line with what upper management might be planning.
- look at the cities, like NYC where many companies are abandoning the cities altogether as they find that working from home is a viable and often safer (possibly due to riots and other crimes) solution which has a much lower cost.
- Of course, maybe they will just do more layoffs for a while until they cannot anymore. It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out.
That’s not the message we’re receiving. We’ve been told to stay home until October 1. I’m sure it will be extended again.
I wouldn't be surprised if they make you all go back just b/c some companies can't disconnect from the idea of herding people into buildings represents "working." This old way of thinking and not embracing/encouraging working from home for staff is kind of a contradiction coming from a software-based company. Who cares where the job is being done as long as the employees are being productive and getting their jobs done? I heard from a friend who still works at Intrado that they were losing their minds he wasn't in the office b/c that's where he should be. They want him back in there ASAP. Dumb.
Hopefully they will realize that all the money they are spending on buildings and leases and rents is just wasted money. They want to save money, then continue to let everyone work from home and unload all of these expensive rents and leases and save the company some money. Maybe they could save enough to stop the RIF’s for a while.