"@Broadcom's acquisition of @VMware leads to massive layoffs, #CEO tells remote workers "get your butt" back in the office"
This ends poorly for retention. The best talent won't acceed; they will just find new jobs 🤷♂️
It’s officially ‘work from the couch and enjoy the Christmas tree’ December.
This morning I read a threads post from an individual in my field – who is somewhat a big deal – that remote or #WFH "is not real work" and my respect for them professionally hit the floor with an almighty thud.
Interesting piece - pointing out that workers save money with WFH, but also that they're setting up work/life boundaries and companies don’t like that.
Getting back to the office comes at a cost, but who will pay?
'Return to Office' declared dead https://go.theregister.com/feed/www.theregister.com/2023/12/03/return_to_office/ #WFH #RemoteWork #CovidIsNotOver
Data on #wfh levels stabilizing this year at ~50%.
Working from home is obviously something we should keep going and improve. The bourgeoisie trying to herd people back into the office is evidence of that.
But without an increase in 'Third Space' infrastructure in local environments, then we risk ramping up loneliness, and further crumbling of the social fabric.
The office, for all it's faults, did have a semblance of important community-building aspects which isn't replicated with working from home.
Shame to see Unity and Weta splitting up, but this is a nice upside from a bad situation "Unity will no longer mandate that employees work from offices three a days a week".
When looking to become a leaner more efficient company, WFH wins every time.
Bueno, pues hoy toca saltar a la terminal antes de lo habitual por luego nos piramos al monte a correr y recargar :battery_low: ya se complicará solo el día cuando se despierte el otro lado del Atlántico #WFH
Extraño trabajar desde casa todos los días y no tener que empacar a fuerza mi hermosa comida en un recipiente/tupper... deliciosos macarrones con queso y calabaza...
#WFH te extraño
I miss working from home every day, and not having to jam-pack my beautiful cooking in a container... yummy Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese... bring back the #WFH!
I moved my entire network out of a cavity behind my fireplace and down into the crawl space on a permanent 12U rack. I have a UDM Pro on order to replace my decade old USG-4-Pro. The only thing lacking from the setup is battery backup, which I could do if I had a better inverter on my battery box. But enjoy the sexy networking goodness. #ubiquiti #homenetworking #wfh
Or 'How to force your A-players to quit so you are left with sad B & C players"
Me escapo al monte en un hueco para correr y despejar que ya se complicará el día,… otra vez y tocará incluso trasnochar delantede la terminal #WFH
'People with mobility and mental health problems will be asked to work from home or lose benefits as part of what a UK government minister described today as doing “their duty”.'
The #UK #Government is so disconnected from real-life that they aren't even aware that #WFH doesn't necessarily mean you work AT home. Even if you can find a #job you're qualified for, many #workfromhome #jobs require going out to #clients or some type of #travel. Even #online jobs often require some time in the #office or similar. It really does feel like this #country is now doomed.
People with #mobility and #mentalhealth condiitions should be #working from home or lose #benefits under new #UK #policy. The #ToriesUnfitToGovern have no idea about #disability. They drop to a new low everyday. People who are able to #work would #wfh if suitable #jobs were available. Many of these jobs require #travel or some days in the #office, all day on a #phone & most require specific #qualifications & #experience. There really isn't a magic #job tree. #disabled
Sinister moves in the #uk. The way it's going here is a race to the bottom of #humanity. #Working from home #(WFH) #jobs are next to impossible to get. It's difficult to find good #WFH to apply for, especially without exisiting #skills & #experience. This is a new #nightmare for people with #disabilities. #disabled #benefits #DWP https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2023/nov/21/disabled-people-work-from-home-laura-trott-benefits
One of the weird thing about #WFH, psychologically, is that spending all day inside my apartment staring at my computer and only leaving when it's dark means I'm either extremely depressed or I've been extremely productive
Here's a new one - WFH is apparently hurting champagne sales. Hand me my 🎻
Why the world’s second-largest champagne maker hates remote work
Or 'How to force your A-players to quit so you are left with sad B & C players"
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I got mine in Hangzhou many many years ago, having spent a good few weeks coveting the obvious warmth enjoyed by all the people I saw wearing these out on errands.
I wear them all winter & they're still going strong! Every year I resist the urge to buy another set.
There are so many styles, and they are SO CUTE (in a Stay Puft kind of way).
Most go for ~£30 inc. shipping - some examples 👇
Perhaps you could be this happy too 🥰
Design Milk : Opal Tadpole Is a Wee Portable 4K Webcam for Laptops https://design-milk.com/opal-tadpole-is-a-wee-portable-4k-webcam-for-laptops/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=opal-tadpole-is-a-wee-portable-4k-webcam-for-laptops #computeraccessory #Technology #camera #laptop #webcam #Main #Opal #WFH #4K
"In the ongoing, heated debate about the costs and benefits of #RemoteWork, a pivotal advantage often goes underappreciated. The ability to quickly transition a workforce to remote work when necessary provides firms with an important form of flexibility — akin to an insurance policy. And that sort of flexibility will only become more critical in a warming world, where #ExtremeWeather is (sadly) becoming more common."
Yesterday I visited the Google Cambridge office in Kendall, with its recently completed 16-floors building.
It's super nice and cool, but also doesn't seem like a particularly brilliant investment in today's world where remote work is already becoming the norm for tech workers.
For #wfh people out there, do you have indoor shoes or slippers you wear? I think I should probably start wearing some shoes inside just for arch support
Oh, boy. We're heading back from the #UbuntuSummit, but you don't need a transatlantic flight to get a transition ritual before you check that work inbox, or after you close it for the day. Take a walk, make some tea - just take a break from the e-mail! It might sound weird coming from us, but trust us on it. 😉 💙
We'd love to hear your favorite transition rituals and virtual commutes - or what you do to make a commute to an office better! 🚶 🚋
My boss and coworkers see the top left view, so they have no idea.
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So if people, who showed they could work remotely & profitably during pandemic lock-downs #WFH, are forced to return to the office #RTO, it's only to pay business landlords, keep retail spending up, and increase carbon emissions for commuting. Why is this even a debate? It's the #ClimateCrisis stupid
Trying to come up with a name for an index that measures the number of 9am meetings I attend in the shirt that I slept in.
Returning to the office isn't about productivity or building a culture. It's about employer power and maintaining the previous status quo - to the detriment of their own businesses.
Here are some thoughts about what they should be doing instead:
It effectively extends my working day by ~2.5h due to commute, but it does feel good to socialize a bit in person with the people I work with, and that's even with my social anxiety... 😅
And while I consider myself a strong proponent of #wfh I can't deny that certain activities are more efficient and/or practical to do in an office. It's just not enough of that type of work to fill several days for a lot of professions (like for software developers!)
The CEO and co-founder of Blackstone, one of the largest corporate landlords for residential and office buildings in the world, goes out of his way to take a swipe at remote workers.
#wfh #remotework #Blackstone #Landlord #WALLSTREET
🌴👨🏻💻 Perhaps you, or someone you know, is #OpenToWork ?
😬 Job market's ROUGH out there. Lotsa competition for fully remote roles. Layoffs exacerbated this.
Please let me know in the replies: what are your favorite remote work job search resources? 🙏
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About 15 years ago, some of my social media friends were having a discussion about where to find the best croissant in Toronto. I laughed because in fact almost all the places they discussed buy from the same (inferior IMO) bakery and resell them. Being the only #WFH person in the group, I cheekily suggested that not only did Costco have better product, but you could get 18 for the price of 2 at a cafe. The response: crickets. Now the discussion is on how to fit 18 croissant in the freezer. 😆
It’s literally as if someone took the remnant sweat from every Wall Street hedge fund manager personal gym and crystalized it into a human.
Yes because it’s medium-wage family breadwinners wanting to spend more time with their kids who give off strong “decaying aristocracy” vibes and not the guy serially impregnating his own employees from atop a pile of cash.
First WFH day in the new apartment. Took a little digging through boxes early this morning to get the essential out and setup. But now I have a minimal #WFH setup to work with amongst the piles of unpacked boxes surrounding me.
For those of you who do the indie work thing - do you find #invoicing unpleasant and procrastinate?
I've been doing it off and on for two decades but still put it off too much.
You'd think the "give me money" part would be the most fun, and we'd jump at the chance to do it, but I'm always slow to get it done.
2: they are migrating their offices to better connected more central locations to make travel in easier when it is needed.
The 2nd is the opposite direction that many expected!
I'm still updating my collection of remote companies, shout out if you know one that I don't have on my list!
"Two-thirds of CEOs think staff will #ReturnToOffice five days a week."
LOL, I bet they think staff work for the love of it too. "We're a family here", they say, as they lay off 1000 of your 'cousins' in another division.
1. Companies only want to let people work from home as a reward for good performance at the office
2. Companies who don't subscribe to the first pattern seem to think that they don't have to pay anyone working from home.
They’ve become the first line of defense against the dangers of the internet (but the good news is, they’re stepping up).
I’m still alive.
I’ve been silently miserable.
I had a large mole removed from my left foot by my dermatologist on Tuesday.
When she told me last week to come back for a biopsy, I thought she’d take some of it. She took the whole thing + thought I’d need 4-5 stitches. I replaced the bandage yesterday + there are *7* stitches! I’m squeamish so did not enjoy seeing it. It’s on the inside just above the heel so every step hurts.
It's pretty wild that Meta’s £149m payment represents “about seven years of rent against the 18 years outstanding on the lease”. I'd consider this a pretty clear indication that working from home is here to stay. #wfh #workingfromhome https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2023/sep/27/meta-pays-149m-to-break-lease-on-central-london-office-building
Until they find out they are just downskilling their workforce.
Their best people will still work remotely, just not for them.
For those that have been remote working within the past few years, what's our status on remote work? And what does your team/company do well to make it work?
Our company does high school "morning announcements" (officially called a briefing) every Friday.
A representative from each department give the top three news stories from their department and a news anchor like person facilitates. The announcement giver is often not the department head or vp, but can be
I have two answers for you:
2. data on WFH seems to indicate workers are happier when hybrid working than when in the office full-time; whatever, they say, managers prefer fearful workers who're easier to manage
Working from home #WFH can be 54% lower in emissions than going to the office new research has found. Unsurprisingly, hybrid working-from home-some-days also produces significant savings.