Thread regarding AIG (American Intl Group Inc.) layoffs

Welcome back to the office

Looks like they’re bringing us back to the office September 14th.

Many other companies are offering incentives to come into the office, or get vaccinated. Sure doesn’t look like that’s the situation from this first announcement.

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Post ID: @OP+1bWQjacT

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I think they are calling everyone back as a way of thinning the herd. Folks will drop off quickly if - and when - it is mandated. No one needs to work from the office. Sales people have worked from home for the past century and all other work easily done remotely. Who needs to commute and break their behinds for a company that has ZERO loyalty to their employees. ...a company for the executives only...the rich get richer...

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Post ID: @7uhn+1bWQjacT

@5bcb+1bWQjacT That may have been the case with SARS-COV-1 (I don’t know — you haven’t provided any source to back it up), but it’s certainly not the case with all infectious diseases (SARS-COV-1 didn’t actually infect that many people and had less of a chance to mutate. That’s not the case with this disease. And it doesn’t appear that you know very much about infectious diseases.)

We should adjust Heath plans to not cover COVId related illnesses from those that refuse to get vaccinated. Why should we all pay for people (such as yourself) who refuse to help keep the rest of the population safe?

The point I am making is that people shouldn’t use the delta variant as an excuse not to go back to the office. Vaccines have shown to be effective against serious illness with delta (and all variants so far — I believe something like 97% of those being hospitalized at this time are unvaccinated).

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Post ID: @7ais+1bWQjacT

Definitely not going back right now..too dangerous even with masks and the vaccine.

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Post ID: @7uzm+1bWQjacT

@5jtn+1bWQjacT I agree about booster shots for vaccinated, but not for natural immunity. People still have immunity 17 years later from SARS-Cov-1. I haven't heard one person getting re-infected on the news. No one is telling me what to do. This is America.

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Post ID: @5bcb+1bWQjacT

@4opt+1bWQjacT Everyone is going to need booster shots — those that have natural immunity and those that have been vaccinated. After you get a strain of the flu in a given year, it doesn’t protect you against that strain forever (nor does it protect you from other strains of the flu).

And to everyone else — you can still catch COVID after you have been fully vaccinated, you just almost certainly won’t have a life-threatening case (at least for the current strains). That’s true even for the delta variant. You wouldn’t stop coming to the office because you can catch the flu. Once you’ve been vaccinated (and with the current strains of COVID), there’s no reason not to go to the office.

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Post ID: @5jtn+1bWQjacT

@4qlgk+1bWQjacT I agree that people who are unvaccinated and never had covid should get vaccinated. However, people with natural immunity should not get the vaccine. Actually, we have the best protection against covid and all variants. Haven't heard on the news, anyone with natural immunity getting reinfected and that's including Delta. Vaccines were developed against the original strain of covid, not the variants. They could open up the offices if they want, but I will never ruin my natural immunity with a man made one. I'd be happy to take a covid test weekly if they require like Diblasio suggested.

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Post ID: @4opt+1bWQjacT

Majority of the new cases are among the unvaccinated. If more people got vaccinated and we all wore masks when appropriate we would help stop the spread…that would allow us to put this behind us

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Post ID: @4lgk+1bWQjacT

That might be a great idea if the vaccine actually worked, but guess what? It doesn't. Why do you think they are working on a booster? Because they got it wrong the first time.

JJ and Pfizer already showing only 60% efficacy rates against the variant. Sorry, but that warm cozy feeling you thought you would get from taking the vaccine and putting this behind you isn't how this is playing out.

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Post ID: @4dhr+1bWQjacT

From what I heard many not happy with this announcement. Cases are rising at an alarming rate in many US offices. And don’t forget breakthrough cases and deaths are happening. I get that eventually we want to return back to work but how many deaths or cases with long term symptoms will it take once we return? Assume AIG will cover all medical expenses for life? Vaccines should be required to return so we can put this behind us and actually return successfully.

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Post ID: @4shu+1bWQjacT

@4xvx+1bWQjacT I'm a covid survivor and have got tested since last year and still have antibodies. I don't care if any money like that is ever offered. No vaccine here. I'm already vaccinated, naturally.

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Post ID: @4nyf+1bWQjacT

I have heard of various companies incentivizing proving you’ve had the vaccine. Not necessarily requiring you to, or anything like that. This ranges from $300 to over $1000. Maybe AIG will come up with something and announce it as the date gets closer, but who knows. It’s an effective way to incentivize employees to disclose personal information they wouldn’t otherwise mention. This can raise morale, and also confidence in returning to the office. If 80% of the workforce responds, you can bet more people will be more comfortable with returning.

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Post ID: @4xvx+1bWQjacT

Just got laid off. DoD encrypted my data. Have fun trying to get it!

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Post ID: @3jnr+1bWQjacT

Little Pete (like literally) has no clue the firestorm coming his way with that announcement.

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Post ID: @3xsq+1bWQjacT

What kind of incentive would you expect your employer to give you to go into the office, especially when they will make it optional to go into the office?

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Post ID: @1qcs+1bWQjacT

Honestly, I hope you, of all people, survive the coming apocalypse.

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Post ID: @1vge+1bWQjacT

When is that asteroid coming to ki-l us all?

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Post ID: @1igg+1bWQjacT

This Delta variant is getting worse and if Gov. Cuomo/CDC reinstates the indoor mask mandate, management will probably delay the reopening. There's always going to be varients around. They should give us all the option of working in the office, not a demand.

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Post ID: @1fgy+1bWQjacT

agree with last post, you are not getting in HQ unless you are in the elite exec club or you are an admin. minimum requirement will be pay grade 25 or higher. we don't want the rif/raf workers tarnishing the new building. you can go back to your cubicle and leave the new offices to the "top talent".

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Post ID: @1inx+1bWQjacT

Yes little Petey called JP Morgan Chase boss and after a little pep talk from Dimon he decided to try to be a leader.
Think he will be back in office interacting with folks? No he will be sitting at the new HQ looking down from Olympus at his minions.

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Post ID: @1vec+1bWQjacT

Interesting message. Sounds like a lot of people moved to different cities and states since this began. Wonder what they will do to them. And definitely sounds like there will be expectations on when you have to be in the office. Which is counter to what many execs have told us. Why should I be surprised that they would now change course and be proven to be liars?!

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Post ID: @1fob+1bWQjacT

The bottom line is that our government is a disaster that has no clue how to respond to the COVID crisis, and AIG is run like the government.

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Post ID: @igf+1bWQjacT

There is a story out today that J and J vaccine performs poorly against the Delta variant. Google it. The truth is that the talking heads in government have no idea how effective the vaccine is. Remember last summer? We had no vaccine and the COVID case decreased significantly, then they ramped up in the fall. Same will happen this year, vaccine or no vaccine. The vaccine numbers are smoke and mirrors to make you feel better. This is irresponsible by AIG to make people return when numbers will be spiking.

J and J did make $2.5 billion on vaccines that don't work on the current strain of virus. That's a good business model if you can sell it to a gullible client base.

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Post ID: @pij+1bWQjacT

Actually there is a study done showed vaccines 30 to 40 percent less effective against the delta variant, unfortunately by the time this study is repeated and fatigued it will be to late for some

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Post ID: @qbj+1bWQjacT

Vaccines are highly effective on Delta. Highly. If you're vaccinated you have little to worry about heading back to the office. If you don't want to get vaccinated, then it's your problem and your risk. A local hospital reports 100% of covid cases are unvaccinated. Nothing dangerous about working from the office again. Many have just gotten spoiled.

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Post ID: @hxx+1bWQjacT

The minute people start getting sick file lawsuits , make class action it will show them people’s lives count

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Post ID: @jou+1bWQjacT

What happened to the voluntary and phased part? Many offices are in places where large numbers of the population are not vaccinated. What’s the point of going back if we can’t have in person meetings?

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Post ID: @kmp+1bWQjacT

This should be pushed back given that vaccines are not working against Delta.

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Post ID: @int+1bWQjacT

Certainly not going back to the s**t ho-e that is New York City.

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Post ID: @zfm+1bWQjacT

Sorry Pete, not going back to the office. It would hurt my wellness that you care so deeply about. Let the lawsuits begin if they start firing folks for not returning. This will be fun to watch given the hype about Delta and the fact that many vaccines don't work against this strain. Good luck to you all that actually listen to executive leadership.

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Post ID: @ymz+1bWQjacT

Seems highly irresponsible given the Delta variant

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Post ID: @vlp+1bWQjacT

What happened to all the reassurances that going back will be somewhat at our discretion? The wording sounds as if it will be required.

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