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iiii
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Huh... Seems like my company is going to implement flexible office/home hours even after lockdown is lifted.

Not sure whether they're trying to rip us off, because we're going to use office space less and they will pay less accordingly, or whether it is really a an improvement because allegedly many people here responded that they would like to have such a flexible option rather than being glued to the office space.

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  • 7
    Generally, I feel like the choice to 'rip off' employees really isn't connected to flexible work location. At least not usually.
  • 4
    Did you really just edit your post to add "Huh..." in the beginning? 'Cause I love it.
  • 4
    @rutee07 Huh... I don't think so, no.
  • 4
    People in my company all voted to keep working remotely - I was the only dissenting one. I'm not extremely happy.
  • 5
    A pattern that I observed is WFH saves a lot of cash for companies in terms on real estate operations.

    Plus, employees are working more from home since they are saving travel time.

    So to exploit that, these folks are pushing more WFH in the name of flexibility.

    And tbh they are not to be blamed. Because employees set a culture demanding so called flexibility in non-covid19 times that this backfired now.
  • 1
    @rutee07 no, I've fixed some mistake :D
  • 2
    @F1973 TBH, I was one of those who voted for "sometimes at home, sometimes at office" choice in a survey as well. It's just pretty surprising they are going to actually implement that. And I'm not talking about some small local company. It's a pretty big multinational software company.
  • 1
    @rutee07 oh, I've remembered: I've added "whether" at the start of the second part. That was the edit.
  • 1
    @iiii which country and company are you from?

    Mine is a big too and they said WFH till end of year or maybe forever (if we want).
  • 1
    @F1973 same here: WFH is till the next year at minimum.

    I'd prefer to leave specific personal information private :)
  • 1
    @iiii yes yes.. I forgot to add the privacy part in my previous comment.

    Sounds we work for same company. Lol
  • 1
    @F1973 no chance we're working for the same one. Different countries for sure. It's just a very similar situation almost everywhere.

    However... This company does have an Indian office...
  • 1
    @iiii but then why you'd opt for sometimes office and sometimes home when you hate human interaction or socialising and don't have any friends?

    I am not encouraging you to not have friends or isolate yourself but this sound contradictory.
  • 2
    @F1973 because office is convenient at times. Like for meetings and for using proprietary equipment which is impossible to take home.

    Also air conditioners and general "work" atmosphere, compared to a swine house mess at home.

    And chitchat with colleagues and coffee barista is not that bad.
  • 3
    @msdsk Yea, it just doesn't work for everyone. I liked having the physical separation of what happens where
  • 2
    @F1973 also, I don't hate human interaction by itself. It's just a very thin line between a pleasant interaction, okay interaction and barely tolerable one. Also, I get tired of interaction pretty quickly.
  • 1
    @iiii free air condition and free coffee would be a good reason for me to go back to work.
  • 1
    @F1973 unfortunately free coffee is just awful so I take non free one. Bonus is instead of staring at a machine I can look at and talk to a pretty attractive girl who makes said coffee.
  • 1
    @iiii lol any luck?
  • 1
    @F1973 nah. My charisma stat is 0 or even negative at some times.
  • 1
    @iiii haha you ain't a slug. Definitely better.
  • 1
    @F1973 online. Real-time talking is a no-go :D
  • 1
    @iiii well I am not good either so I shouldn't be giving advices. Lol
  • 3
    @TheBeardedOne Is that why we always do it in your "dungeon" and not your apartment?

    @iiii I feel you. It usually gets annoying when they open their mouth.
    BH the way, your stats can't get below zero without cheating, so it's all good.

    @F1973 "Forget that you don't have a chance, go for it! Who knows, it can work on a misunderstanding!" -- Some guy
  • 2
    @Jilano I have 2 points.

    1. I legit thought you tagged me "the bearded one"

    2. Yes. Always ask the worse you can get is a no and if you don't ask it's a no anyway. I agree.
  • 1
    @F1973 but there could be a different "no".

    Like, just "No" or "No! Get away from me, you pervert!"
  • 1
    @iiii Yes. That too can happen.

    Our hypothesis lack strong researched evidence.
  • 1
    @F1973 basically what I mean is there could be a worse outcome than a neutral "no" which is an equivalent of no attempt.
  • 1
    @iiii I got that which is why I said our hypothesis of "worse you can get is only no" is weak and lacks evidence.

    So now to validate the hypothesis, next you go to the attractive Batista and ask her out and comeback with the response.
  • 1
    @F1973 considering we haven't seen each other for 4 months, it will be a horrible idea. No exposure to back at least something, considering very probable lack of common interests all together.
  • 1
    @iiii isn't that the best excuse to talk? I mean hey! How have you been? Long time eh?

    And just flow along.. she won't kill you.. maybe splash some hot coffee on your face but you'll be wearing a mask anyway
  • 1
    @F1973 fair enough. But not enough to go further than a chitchat, I guess.
  • 1
    @iiii it all starts with there. In first attempt you don't even have to go beyond chit chat. It's neither expected nor possible.

    Do it twice and third time she'll come to you.

    And on the note, I am reaching 3K votes and now I can finally have MY Raven on my shoulder.
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