Returning to the workplace?

Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by Chont, Jun 9, 2021.

  1. Stonetone

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    Not at the drop of a hat but gradually over time it wouldn't be that hard, considering they can pay someone in bangladesh 2$ an hour with no benefits , training over a one year period then make the transition, the corporate rampant greedy capitalists would be laughing all the way to the bank :eek:
     
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    Return to workplace?

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    Fair enough. I can see that. I just don't see it happening in my company because it's so specialized. They're just not going to have producers working a control room in Bangladesh or have angry producers call for support in Bangladesh when they're trying to make it for air. I've called computer support in the past that appeared to be setup that way... I think it was for a Sony Vaio computer back in 2001. It was not fun at all LOL. To be honest I'd pay money to see a producer trying to make air have to call one of those lines
     
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    ahh yes of course it industry specific it may not be feasible in your industry, but many can be done in Bangladesh with someone who can barely speak english, and like you and most we have al run into dealing with this, here in Canada our IP and cable company Bell media does this to great extent, try getting customer or tech support lol i had to tell an agent once, English MOFU do you speak it :)
     
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    I did get a call from a guy who was back in the building for the first time since the lockdown. He called for help because his edit system blue screened. It was interesting chatting with him because he was giving me his location on the floor and I could not even remember where that was. We both got a chuckle out of that. He told me everything in the room was exactly how he had left it like it had been abandoned... which it had I suppose.
     
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    Seems like every company is handling it a little different, and nobody really knows what to do. For now my company is in a transition phase where everyone is "encouraged" to come back to the office. There is no consensus, even among upper management, on how strong that encouragement should be. Old schoolers want to demand that everyone come back just like before. Younger people (esp those with kids) want there to be more flexibility. Competing companies are all over the board. Some are fully back to the office, some still mostly remote. Strange time. We'll see what happens. Personally I am on the fence. I have enjoyed all the perks of working from home, but am ready for the stimulation of the office. For the summer, I plan to come and go at will. But that won;t be tolerated forever.
     
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    Odd. I wonder if since people didn't necessarily need their car every day, that gave them more opportunity to bring them in for service?
     
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    I've been back at work onsite since May of last year. I have no sympathy.
     
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    My company has made it permanent. We can choose each day if we want to come in or work from home. Many of our account executives are working from their beach houses this summer but will probably return to the office when school goes in late summer. Of course at my work if they miss a sales goal one month they are put on warning, miss it again the next month written termination warning and if you miss your goal a third month no more job so we don’t have folks who slack off really.
     
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    Yeah, that commute would suck.
     
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    My neighbor said the bus company now requires a reservation in advance every day. He never knows what time he can leave so its a pain in the ass for him. I have pretty regular hours but still. I don't mind returning to the building but the commute... LOL ugh the commute. That really aged me.
     
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    you were probably busier than a lot of folks. People were bored and ordering stuff from amazon... I know we did LOL

    I got more gear this past year than any other year, my wife has a collection of Walking Dead figures that was an impulse buy LOL, and all SORTS of other crap we didn't need. We got to know the UPS guy very well.
     
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    The company laid 2 of the 8 techs off and 1 apprentice. That had something to do with it but we were booking 40 appointments a day pre covid then it went to 55 or 60 appointments. It’s sad to say but it’s the most money I made year to date.
     
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