A quick question for readers to consider for tonight . . .
WILL RECESSION PUSH PEOPLE BACK INTO THEIR CUBICLES OR HAS COVID KILLED THE OFFICE AS WE KNOW IT?!?
Given that there's a HUGE office space hole inside the loop at a cost of more than 30 MILLION BUCKS and counting worth of taxpayer subsidy. The fate of our so-called "downtown renaissance" might depend on the answer to this quandary.
Here are a few more things to consider on the topic . . .
Remember that Elon Musk took a massive hit over his opinion on the issue about a week ago . . .
Elon Musk wants Tesla employees back in the office. But other CEOs argue that flexibility is the key to acquiring competitive and inclusive talent.
However, the debate is complex as the "economy" evolves and people lose money . . .
"So far, workers have resisted efforts by bank executives and other employers to return to the office. In New York, just 41% of office workers were back to working on site as of June 8, according to data from Kastle Systems.
"Concerns related to crime on subways and the COVID-19 pandemic are among the top issues keeping employees at home."
Billionaire real estate tycoon Stephen Ross suggested Friday that a looming US economic recession could put an end to the work-from-home craze that swept the country during the pandemic. Ross, whose firm Related Cos. owns office space in New York and across the US, suggested the possibility of layoffs could lead employees to drop their resistance.
And all of this inspires our www.TonysKansasCity.com playlist for tonight . . . Featuring our favorite songs about the workplace . . .
And elder millennial "adulting" theme song starts tonight's consideration . . .
A lively & live boomer workman's classic is worth a quick listen . . .
A word from the 80s . . .
This working life Gen-X anthem features high ideals that didn't exactly match up to reality . . .
Finally, the last song in our playlist pretty much speaks to everything about office life in the modern post-industrial era . . .
As always, thanks for reading have a safe & fun Saturday night.