I really like this:
Tim Apple is trying to force employees back into the office and some employees are upset.
More and more are waking up the unnecessary corporate commuting bs thanks to the pandemic.“We would like to take the opportunity to communicate a growing concern among our colleagues,” the letter says. “That Apple’s remote/location-flexible work policy, and the communication around it, have already forced some of our colleagues to quit. Without the inclusivity that flexibility brings, many of us feel we have to choose between either a combination of our families, our well-being, and being empowered to do our best work, or being a part of Apple.”
There's been plenty even on this forum saying that work in office will come back in full, work isn't as productive even though no one seems to notice a difference the last 18 months, etc... etc...I really like this:
More and more are waking up the unnecessary corporate commuting bs thanks to the pandemic.
People are starting to see part-time remote isn't even an option when the job is fully remote capable. YOLO and live and work where you want if possible.
Big tech doesn't run the world though - and they are largely employed by people that are young, unmarried, and don't have kids. Similarly when I was young I didn't care about getting home by dinner, because I didn't care if I worked late, stopped by a pub afterwards, etc.. etc..Big tech has spent the last year leasing up more office space all over. Anybody surprised that hybrid is about as flexible as they're going to be hasn't been paying attention.
Applicable case in point:
Anecdotally here in my Austin hood I'm surrounded by big tech workers (Google, FB, Oracle, Amazon) and it's all married couples mostly with kids. Most of the Apple people live up north towards Round Rock so don't know about them.Big tech doesn't run the world though - and they are largely employed by people that are young, unmarried, and don't have kids.
Regardless, I have no skin in this game - my job (and majority in my department) has been work from home from day 1 prior to COVID. They really don't care as long as my tasks get done and other people's feedback reflects that.
Gov Cuomo of New York is saying they are practically at herd immunity now and on the verge of simply opening up. We're scheduled to open up in California in 8 days. Actual herd immunity is expected by sometime September, according expert source.It's crazy to watch hockey games that are in the states and there's actually fans now, and no masks. Seems some places just decided to say F it and declare the pandemic over lol.
Though I was surprised that even in Montreal they had some fans but they still have to wear masks. Quebec was rather strict with the covid protocols so it's surprising to see.
The NHL must be pushing lot of under the table cash to the health officials lol.
Who can enter CanadaSo my sister and 2 nephews who had the virus are free to be out of quarantine now. And it turns out they had the African variant. Since Canada has an open border policy we basically get all the variants here. All the talk about closing the border was just big talk, people have still been pouring in from the very beginning. Immigrants, travelers, etc.
Who can enter Canada
You can travel to and enter Canada if you’re a
Foreign nationals, including United States (US) citizens, can travel to Canada only if they’re eligible.
- Canadian citizen
- dual Canadian citizen with a
- permanent resident of Canada
- person registered under Canada’s Indian Act
- protected person
Canadians and foreign nationals can answer a few questions about their situation to understand travel restrictions coming into or back to Canada.www.canada.ca
always the immigrants eh.....ffs your smarter than that
Sigh, who can enter Canada is the same whether you fly in or cross at land border. You have to show proof of negative test either way. The diff is land crossing you don't have to stay at quarentine hotel if you cross at land border.That's the land border. Airlines never really stopped much. And still those are still lot of people coming in regardless. If we had done like New Zealand we would probably not still be in this mess. Island or not does not really matter if you shut down land border and airlines it would greatly minimize the number of people coming in or out. It won't stop them all but it would stop the majority. Too late at this point though. We already have most of the variants and community spread of those variants at this point. The quarantine hotels are a joke too, not only did it happen too late, but the fine for not going is cheaper than what the hotel costs so most people rightfully so, just take the fine. The hotels should at very least be a normal hotel rate instead of a price gouging rate.
More than a quarter of the people who have tested positive for COVID-19 after flying into Canada did so 10 days later at home.torontosun.com