Part of my irritation is watching folks expect / demand that people go back in person. Sorry, but I'm not even going to entertain that until COVID isn't in the headlines anymore. We're already seeing the downsides of this with travelling circus of The Olympics, and that's with a nation and the IOC making [an attempt at | paying lip service to ] safety of their charges. And we're finding that it isn't working. What makes us think that this will work at-scale?
@craigmaloney I think the larger impact on work from COVID-19 is from the fact that it's made people realize that remote work is possible. I had just switched to remote work before COVID-19 hit, and I don't ever plan to go back to an office. COVID-19 has not only made workers realize it's possible, but also a bunch of tech companies, which now means I don't have to compromise to remain remote.
@craigmaloney It's a bit ironic, though, that for the most part tech companies are opening remote work to more senior employees, since by and large it's younger people who don't want to go back to an office. I guess we'll see what happens with that.
I think it's important that people make it very clear that remote work is non-negotiable, so that companies understand what the consequences will be if they backpedal.
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