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Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« on: May 13, 2020, 10:57:58 AM »
Can't believe I haven't seen a thread about this.

Now that millions of people are working from home some companies are saying that it's not such a bad idea. The companies are saving on rent so as long as the work is productive, why not?

Twitter has already announced that they will allow their workers to work from home forever.

Shares of companies like SLG (commercial / offices landlords) are down substantially.

Some analysts are saying that NYC office buildings may find it self with skyrocketing vacancies.

Is this the future? Or will things go back to usual once covid is over?
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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2020, 11:02:04 AM »
I hope
it would save a lot of pollution (the only thing dems care about)

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2020, 11:06:13 AM »
Think about how much more work you can put in if you don't have to travel back and forth to work.
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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2020, 11:07:13 AM »
I gave up my office years ago and spent some of the savings at optimizing my home office and pocketed the difference. My commute was just 20 minutes RT, but that's still more than 0.

As for big companies, it's been trending that way, but it definitely may accelerate now.
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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2020, 11:07:45 AM »
Many industries will change.

Telemedicine will likely skyrocket from now on.

Many lawyers will want to do depositions via video, as they have been for months now.

Will kids ever get off for snow days anymore, or will it now be zoom days?

I am sure many other industries and professions will be changed forever.

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2020, 11:10:08 AM »
I'm quite ready to go back to working in the office.
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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2020, 11:10:27 AM »
Many industries will change.

Telemedicine will likely skyrocket from now on.


Will kids ever get off for snow days anymore, or will it now be zoom days?

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Telemedicine is in the sky already

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #7 on: May 13, 2020, 11:11:42 AM »
I think people are overdoing the new normal. I personally have been going to my office every day since Pesach. When I started going there was no one else here now basically every office is full.

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2020, 11:12:15 AM »
I'm quite ready to go back to working in the office.
Kids at home don't make it easy.
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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2020, 11:15:10 AM »
There are legitimate counter arguments, such as ability to physically monitor employees, productivity, the benefits of collocation, affects on the workplace culture and relationships.
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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2020, 11:15:33 AM »
Kids at home don't make it easy.

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #11 on: May 13, 2020, 11:22:26 AM »
Now that millions of people are working from home some companies are saying that it's not such a bad idea. The companies are saving on rent so as long as the work is productive, why not?
Really depends on the industry, company culture, and people's living arrangement. Some (like the company that I work for) find that they do better with in-person collaboration and lots of face-to-face meetings. And some people have kids at home or just don't have a good space to work in. Condo/apt sizes have only been shrinking (at least here in YYZ), so in big cities a lot of people have less living space than ever.

Some analysts are saying that NYC office buildings may find it self with skyrocketing vacancies.
I've heard this, but I've also heard some saying that some companies will need more space to give employees a bit more distance between each other., which could add demand to office markets.

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #12 on: May 13, 2020, 11:26:38 AM »
Another point: a lot of people have been doing this for a couple months now after never having had the opportunity to work at home. They might find it nice right now, but think about how one might feel once they've been working at home for years. Some might go nuts at some point.

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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #13 on: May 13, 2020, 11:27:51 AM »
While the fact is true that right now telemedicine is skyrocketing, however speak to any doctor and they will tell you that they don't love it, one of the major reasons being that the appointment's take double the time, while they may enjoy it now because they would have no business otherwise, when this is all over I believe a lot of doctors will go back and only offer in office appointments.
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Re: Remote Work - Is This The Future?
« Reply #14 on: May 13, 2020, 11:28:47 AM »
Another point: a lot of people have been doing this for a couple months now after never having the opportunity to work at home. They might find it nice right now, but think about how one might feel once they've been working at home for years. Some might go nuts at some point.
OTOH if workplaces offer the option, some may choose to go to the office some days and stay home other days.
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