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Old 03-18-2021, 08:30 AM
 
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My mom wears her mask when she comes in my house and left it on when we went for a walk on the beach. My 6 year old kept asking her why she leaves it on and wants her to take it off. We just said, she doesn't want to get corona.
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:31 AM
 
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Here's a question not meant to stir up controversy, but an effort to understand the mindset of a select group of people.


In my daily commute, I continue to see people, driving alone in a car, wearing a mask. Nobody else is in the car. Why?
I often leave my mask on in the car because I am getting in and out for errands and each time I take the mask off, I lose an earring or a hearing aid. That's all I can think of.
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:47 AM
 
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New vaccination schedule: 16+ eligible starting April 19th

https://www.mass.gov/info-details/ma...ination-phases
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Old 03-18-2021, 09:00 AM
 
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Here's a question not meant to stir up controversy, but an effort to understand the mindset of a select group of people.


In my daily commute, I continue to see people, driving alone in a car, wearing a mask. Nobody else is in the car. Why?


Uber/Lyft driver, or person making deliveries would be my guess. Or someone who doesn't want to touch their mask more than they have to. Seems like a pretty easy one to explain to me.
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Old 03-18-2021, 09:30 AM
 
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Don't forget about the cabin air filter. if it's a big car and the air is circulating that might still be there after they leave.
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Old 03-18-2021, 10:19 AM
 
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Interesting remote work in Boston article:

https://www.boston.com/news/business...o6m-yI3eWkE2Jg
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Old 03-18-2021, 02:02 PM
 
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30K of Ford motors 86K admin staff will continue on hybrid if they want
https://www.chicagotribune.com/busin...qoa-story.html

The thing about hybrid that's interesting is frankly we don't know how many days they'll be in and out and at what times. This is going to make it much harder for smaller businesses to predict customer flow.

I'd pay much more attention on any m&a activity going forward. Hartford Financial Services looks like it might be bought out. I have no idea the impact that might be. Chubb talked about work from home four years ago. 45% of their employees back then could telecommutte. I'd argue it's probably higher now
https://www.businessinsider.com/pays...16-4#7-chubb-9

That's hartford but what about boston. Fidelity? State Street? Bain?
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Old 03-18-2021, 02:56 PM
 
Location: East Boston, MA
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The thing about hybrid that's interesting is frankly we don't know how many days they'll be in and out and at what times.
I'm guessing most employees will work Tue/Wed/Thurs. in the office and Mon+Fri. remotely with more flexibility to work remotely on misc. days where they need to be out, but aren't unable to work (i.e. work being done at home, expecting a delivery, etc.).
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Old 03-18-2021, 03:04 PM
 
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But does it make sense to have all employees in the office on the same days and have the office be empty on the other days? I think some people will do certain days, then the rest will do the other days. And i'm sure there will be some people who will ask for full time WFH.
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Old 03-18-2021, 03:19 PM
 
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But does it make sense to have all employees in the office on the same days and have the office be empty on the other days? I think some people will do certain days, then the rest will do the other days. And i'm sure there will be some people who will ask for full time WFH.
I've heard plans at some large employers who may want to ensure spacing will be 1/2 the staff M-T, the other 1/2 W-T and everyone remote on Fridays. Where my wife works, there are 5,000 people in the building and the elevators are crowded between 8-9 and 5-6.
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