It was fun while it lasted but now the illusion of the post-COVID "work from home" future has been myth-busted by cruel reality.
To wit . . .
KANSAS CITY CERNER LAYOFFS CONFIRM THAT TELEWORKERS ARE EASIER TO CUT AT THE OUTSET OF HARSH TIMES!!!
Here's the word from a TOP ECHELON INSIDER who sent this insightful perspective our way . . .
"If you can do your job from home, then somebody from India or Southeast Asia can probably do it even cheaper. The telework model is a great idea and it has a HUGE potential upside to save on travel expenses and the cost of doing biz. However . . . When we're talking about businesses cutting back, there tends to be an 'out of sight, out of mind' component and people who aren't in the office will always get less consideration. It's cruel after this horrible pandemic but nobody said the corporate world was kind."
Moreover . . .
Let's be honest and admit that a great deal of American corporate infrastructure is comprised of B.S. jobs that don't really contribute to the bottom line.
Despite so many myths of capitalism that rule local media and manual laborers with low self-esteem and too much respect for authority . . . The reality is that a great deal of corporate hiring is based on cronyism and class discrimination.
And so, once again, Cerner leads a cultural shift in Kansas City that signals a "new normal" for the local oligarchy and even more insecurity for the middle-class.
Check-it . . .
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Cerner Corp., Kansas City's largest employer, says it has laid off hundreds employees globally. Spokesperson Misti Preston said 500 associates were let go globally out of the company's 26,000-person workforce. A portion of those layoffs affect Kansas City, Preston confirmed Thursday, but it was not clear how many local employees were laid off.
Cerner - Kansas City's largest private employer - confirmed through a spokesperson on Thursday that it is going through a reduction of its workforce.Misti Preston, Cerner's director of external communications and public relations for Cerner, said "today's event includes 500 associates out of our 26k+ global associate base.
NORTH KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - The Cerner Corporation announced Thursday that it is laying off hundreds of people. Employees contacted KCTV5 indicating they received their notices. Cerner touts itself as the KC-metro's biggest employer and says it will still be after this.
Developing . . .