I’ve often said that if I hadn’t had a job that required me to go into the MegaCorp office every day, I might have worked much longer. As everyone has learned during the CV19 pandemic, people are happier when pretending to work from home. 🙂
Related: The Onion: Working From Home
With the CDC announcement yesterday that vaccinated people can now safely go back to work – with no masks or distancing requirements – I’m sure companies will be anxious to reopen their offices. Last month, CNBC reported that 70% of company CEOs and HR Leaders said they expected to have folks back in the office by at least this fall.
It’s been nice to have my neighbors home during the day for the last year. Normally, our neighborhood is quite quiet during the workday. This past year, people were home & happy to be outside during the day – working in their yard, out for a walk, or chatting on sidewalks.
Likewise, stores and restaurants were busier in the middle-of-the-week in the middle-of-the-day. People have been less tied to strict office hours and more able to sneak in an errand or pick up lunch during the middle of the business day.
It will be interesting to see the reaction to the return-to-the-office announcements. I have friends who wish to never return. I’m guessing that will prompt a few of them to say ‘enough’ … now is the time to execute their FIRE Escape and goof-off at home forever!
How do you think people will respond to return-to-the-office?