Thread regarding Freddie Mac layoffs

Back to Office- Team members not wanting to come back

I'm a manager and I have two all-star people on my team that are not willing to come back to the office in January. I have had some discussions with some other managers and directors who also have reports that do not want to come back to the office, or not even located in the headquarters area anymore and prefer working from home.

I want my reports to feel as comfortable as possible as long as they contribute and do great work. If upper management is proposing a two or three day mandatory office visits a week, what is going to happen to my team members and others in the company who aren't interested in working in the office? I personally don't think two/three days in the office will do much, and overall my team seems happy to be working from home.

It seems like there needs to be some new ideas around this whole thing. I would hate to see Freddie show a forceful hand and push out a bunch of great people, including the younger workforce (which already is lacking at Freddie) who prefer flexibility, while further demoralizing other employees with a show of top down strength of old ideas that aren't suitable anymore in the modern economy.

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I find it amusing anyone who worked for Fannie, Freddie or Common Securitization Solutions who were laid off or got a package is blackballed from working at Freddie and they discriminate heavily against folks over 55, yet they worry they can’t find people. Guess what these two groups above could replace every worker who does not want to go back to the office in like two weeks.

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Post ID: @1Saje+1dJamRXA

2007 to now comment is from a complete du----s. You can't compare pre-conservatorship situation to a pandemic.

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Post ID: @19fic+1dJamRXA

Just take one look at their stock price from 2007 to now. That will tell you all you need to know.

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Post ID: @Igin+1dJamRXA

Freddie Mac retention numbers are abysmal. Hiring is terrible because HR can’t keep up with demand (HR has their own retention issues).

There are Divisions where Leadership really doesn’t care if we’re in the office or not - but they have to support the company policy.

Will be interesting to see what happens after bonus time comes around.

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Post ID: @Ehpf+1dJamRXA

Place sucks. Has for quite some time now. It's all about power and control over how, when, and where you will work. Time to move on.

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