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Google to keep 200,000 employees working from home until at least summer 2021

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Google is to allow employees to work from home until July 2021, delaying a return to the office originally slated for the end of this year, people familiar with the matter told the Wall Street Journal, as the coronavirus pandemic shows little sign of letting up.

The move will affect almost 200,000 employees, both full time and contract, according to the WSJ.

As the coronavirus pandemic became more severe in the U.S., tech giants, were some of the first to implement work from home policies as early as March. Employees at Amazon were originally told to work from home until October 2, which was later extended to January 2 next year. Microsoft employees could be among the first to return to the office with a planned reopening in October. But as infections regain an upward trend in at least 30 states, including California, hospitalizations and deaths are also on the up. As a result, Google may end up being one of many major companies to extend their work from home policy beyond January. 

https://www.forbes.com/sites/isabeltogoh/2020/07/27/google-employees-wont-return-to-the-office-until-summer-2021report/#44dd4ad62ea8

 

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I support this. Honestly it's better to annihilate it completely than to rush it and get 3rd and 4th waves jj4 

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Just now, Urbanov said:

Google doing what’s right clap3 

It's good that they're doing it but it's a really bad sign if ultra-major corporations are committing to things like this bebe1 

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39 minutes ago, Dennis Reynolds said:

It's good that they're doing it but it's a really bad sign if ultra-major corporations are committing to things like this bebe1 

Why? It’s not like COVID will magically disappear in 2021 (unfortunately) bebe1 

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11 minutes ago, Urbanov said:

Why? It’s not like COVID will magically disappear in 2021 (unfortunately) bebe1 

It's just another indication that we're so far from being out of the woods bebe1 Not that I'm surprised, I'm just saying.

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45 minutes ago, Dennis Reynolds said:

It's just another indication that we're so far from being out of the woods bebe1 Not that I'm surprised, I'm just saying.

I'm sure if a vaccine comes out in 6 months they'll move this date up nicki5

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1 minute ago, Infrared said:

I'm sure if a vaccine comes out in 6 months they'll move this date up nicki5

To me, mega corporations making large commitments like this says that it probably won't bebe1 Not in a conspiratorial way or anything, but I would think they have some level of inside info/a better idea of when this will wrap up than the average schmo. 

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4 minutes ago, Infrared said:

I'm sure if a vaccine comes out in 6 months they'll move this date up nicki5

it'll still take 1/2 years for everyone to get vaccinated (just not anti-vaxxers i guess jokes on them)

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I'm jealous.

I'm actually required to report to work four times a week for ten fucking hours to compensate fridays. I--bebe1

The problem is that transportation has been a total bitch and I have to walk to work and back home since there are little to no buses. 

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