What a f—ing waste of time that is. Anyone who needs to be trained on that sh– is an absolute mo–n and lacks the skills to be an entry level employee at a mom and pop convenience store. Met is doomed to fail if this was supposed to be some innovative new way forward. F—ing dimwits
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Listen up Metlife. I can’t sit inside a Starbucks to drink a coffee and converse with a friend. Why do you think I will sit on public transportation for a flex work schedule? Nope. The k–ler virus 🦠 is still among us and returning to work in the office is too high of a risk.
OMG $50 for the Covid emergency shot! Blow me. Senior Leadership is so out of touch. My religious beliefs prohibit me from getting the shot, sorry, wouldn’t be getting on public transportation for the flex work schedule.
There are no security concerns. It is just the prepared message to push the narrative. They will face push back as many will not get the experimental emergency use "vaccine".
Notice how on every story there is only a thumbs up. To get the real pulse, there should be a thumbs down as well.
How much $ ..?
50 bucks. Same as a flu shot with the wellness incentives.
Security concerns ...
Yeah, what security concerns? Pre-pandemic most office workers that I know VPN'ed in on some nights or weekends. So whatever insecurity there is, it was there then. But now, things are locked down much tighter. I think it's a CYA concern. Now the Risk guy can say, "well, I told you I had concerns ...". Bah. Be specific on what the issues are and FIX them.
How much $ do you think ML is going to pay employees to get the Covid shot? Whatever the amount, it is not enough $ for me to get it. And it is pathetic they are incentivizing people. There will be a lot of push back if employees have to be in the office-there’s no need to be in the office with the exception of a couple of times a month. Security concerns...hmm..has there been a problem the past year? I can’t be bribed to get the vaccine as it is only effective for about 4 months. I am not risking my life to be jammed on public transportation to be in a seat in NY.
It would be great if everyone said– NO, we are working from home.
1 hour of double speak. People have been working for over a year now with success. In fact, engagement has been better. There has been no degradation whatsoever. This is a flNOTex schedule at all. In a nutshell, those who worked from home before Covid will continue to do so, the rest of the company will be in 4/5 days a week at your managers discretion. So all the talk about being flexible, agile, and all the other hot business words, Met remains in the dark ages.
Yep. Thing is, MetLife has an interest in commercial real-estate. Owned or loans. So, if it tanks due to many companies reducing their space, it won't be good for the company. It won't put them under or anything, but it won't be grand.
It was a very mixed message. Michel seems to be more "pro" remote than Susan. Someone asked whether managers would make the decision and the answer was so convoluted I can't tell you whether it was a yes or no. I get the feeling they really don't know what they are doing.
Really, they'd just like to have everyone in the office as before. Unfortunately, market pressures might not make that possible. Young job seekers will have a choice of flexible company A or rigid company B, and will pick company B. So, MetLife has no choice but to be flexible.
I do think the culture has frayed, but a good part of that is due to offshoring.
They have many months of experience and evidence on what does or does not work when we’re remote—saying they need more input is pure b——s——
It could save them money by having a more remote model. Rent the buildings out they rent now...
Anyone surprised by the NOTHING BURGER Flex Work announcement at the last LTL? Executives spent months "researching" and "considering" and yet no solid plans to announce.....maybe spend less time pushing the imaginary astronauts and asteroids.
Is Darla Finchum going to be apart of Winning????
I'm dreading this.
I'm sure they have lots of little activities to make sure that we're still there and paying attention.
How long before the board of directors finds out about this and asks, "what's this about putting cover sheets on your TPCL reports?"
Imagine the raises we could have gotten had an enormous amount of money not been spent on the Winning the Future indoctrination sessions.....oh what could have been. Instead, we were tasked with protecting fictional astronauts and their families.
Couldn't agree more!!! Asteroids? Astronauts? What are we 5? And every new initiative is the same as the last. Nothing "forward thinking" here. More like, we have nothing to offer so give us your best ideas so leadership can be kept in the style they've become accustomed to off the backs of the minions.