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Do you expect to wfh more often in future?

I heard that employers might become more flexible about it. What is your experience?
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Re: Do you expect to wfh more often in future?

WTF is WFH?

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Work from home.
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I heard that employers might become more flexible about it. What is your experience?
After looking at his gas savings, my direct manager is fighting higher management for 2 days a week of home office. The whole team will benefit, but it's transparent he's even eager than me to fight for this
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After looking at his gas savings, my direct manager is fighting higher management for 2 days a week of home office. The whole team will benefit, but it's transparent he's even eager than me to fight for this

Good for you, our management is soooo against working from home that the majority of the people had to come back to work as from April 15......
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I heard that employers might become more flexible about it. What is your experience?
No. But WTF yes!
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Re: Do you expect to wfh more often in future?

Apparently, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that the coronavirus may never go away. I don't mean to seem like an alarmist, but I don't know, maybe more people working from home and much of what we're dealing with now could become the new normal... Though I certainly hope not.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-52643682
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Re: Do you expect to wfh more often in future?

I work for a major IT Hardware and Software manufacturer/vendor. What we are hearing from our customers globally is that there will most likely be a hybrid model in the future.

Companies that said never work from home are now realizing that itís entirely possible. Managers are realizing that they can actually manage a remote team. And more importantly in most cases, employees are actually more productive.

As with anything your mileage may vary, but overall we believe that more people will stay working from home than before. I think that will be one lasting change from this whole thing.

My 2 cents....
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Re: Do you expect to wfh more often in future?

Depends on the industry.

Overall, I think it will become a norm to have 20-40% WTF WFH.
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Re: Do you expect to wfh more often in future?

OH's company has been encouraging people to work from home one day per week for a few years now. 'Twas billed as a 'work/life balance' thing, but the impetus was actually the need to jettison real estate. Working from home means cutting costs. Or shifting costs to the employee.

I expect that there will be a push to increase the days working from home, as in the aftermath of the pandemic cost cutting is even more urgent.

What will be interesting is how working from home as the new normal might impact the housing market. If we are working from home in the future, the demand for larger/better/different housing will increase. The typical small Swiss flat with little extra space just won't do.

(These past months has left me longing for my old house in Chicagoland, with it's completely separate home office space.)
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Re: Do you expect to wfh more often in future?

My company have advised they expect no more than 2 days a week in the office, once we go back in (planned July).
WFH is a double edged sword. If your position can WFH 100% in CH, your position could equally be located somewhere cheaper (for multi-nationals obviously).
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Re: Do you expect to wfh more often in future?

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the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that the coronavirus may never go away.
That's a "funny" statement, on its own.

HIV and ebola didn't "go away" either.
What matters is whether/when we will have vaccines and efficient treatments.


Edit: Upon clicking through your link, that's exactly what they state - that it could become "endemic".

Damn that's a lot of quotes I put there.
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My company have advised they expect no more than 2 days a week in the office, once we go back in (planned July).
WFH is a double edged sword. If your position can WFH 100% in CH, your position could equally be located somewhere cheaper (for multi-nationals obviously).
Yeah, actually this could lead to realization that many more local workers can be outsourced.

On the other head, in my company we have a site with similar duties located in China. We cost much more, but we produce proportionally more value.
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That's a "funny" statement, on its own.

HIV and ebola didn't "go away" either.
What matters is whether we will have vaccines and efficient treatments.
That's true. In fact only 1-2 diseases in the mankind history truly disappeared. The rest still have small local outbreaks here and there, despite vaccination.
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Apparently, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that the coronavirus may never go away.
I never expected it to go away.

Anyway, only 100% home or 100% office works for me, otherwise I waste 1/2 day or more each time I move between them.

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Re: Do you expect to wfh more often in future?

company is introducing Activity Based Working, and last i heard its with reduction of existing desks, they are expecting few folks to WFH every day.

Wondering how would that turn out to be? like going to office only to figure out no place available? With that and with covid, i expect to WFH more often.
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Apparently, the World Health Organization said on Wednesday that the coronavirus may never go away.
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-52643682
The WHO said that? WTF! We have to WFH all the time now?
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Re: Do you expect to wfh more often in future?

Honesly, at the biginning of the year I wanted to negotiate with my boss to go at least 20% WFH, now it turned out 60% and I didn't even need to fight for it. Excellent
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Re: Do you expect to wfh more often in future?

More WFM
Less commuting
Environment wins
Inner city living becomes less desirable again
more commuting....
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