The low spot came last week when I walked out of my house for the first time all day and found myself wearing a foot trainer along with another Ugg shoe.
As far as I know, this happened because I used to wear Uggs on my desk all day and, just as I was about to pick them up to teach them to go outside, I was distracted and called to work. The instructors were an amazing Ugg fan because I didn’t realize I had just put one of them on before I went on the road.
Records of clothing failure at work, this was not good. Yet I still love it more than I fear what will happen in the future.
While the vaccine promotes public health return to other cultures in many places, there is an increased risk that people like me will soon be told to close slippers and other household chores, and return to the office five days a week.
Americans have come up with two words that best take this fear: “tight pants”.
Technically, the term simply refers to pants with zippers, buttons or loose-fitting belts – unlike the long-sleeved pants they have had in the past year.
But when people say they had to “go back in tight pants” to get into office, I doubt they’re talking about all the other reasons why regular viewers find that only a handful of employees who can work remotely want to return to regular HQ.
I’m talking here about free time without food and looking for stylish yet sturdy clothes to run for the highest seat in a wrecked ship. Not to mention the arrival of a noisy desk at work, where the only telephone booth is the bathroom.
No wonder 75 percent Office workers at a major European survey published last week agreed that it should not be illegal for employers to force office workers.
It is common knowledge that some people, especially those who have recently been employed by young people, are trying to get into a room with friends who do not know or need to learn.
I also yearn to see my physical friends and miss what Apple’s boss, Tim Cook, called a “work toilet” in his e-mail. shipped last week telling employees that they should return to their offices at least three days a week by September.
But I don’t know anyone who wants to go back to a five-day working week as they were. This means that a strong demonstration is coming between workers who want to be able to work at home at least one or two days a week, and their employers who want them all to be as they were before 2020.
A large, sought-after company like Apple, with a large number of job seekers, can easily adjust the volume. Likewise Wall Street bankers like JPMorgan Chase, whose CEO, Jamie Dimon, said last month nothing good for young people, corporate culture, generation ideas or “those who want to make noise”.
However, the epidemic has brought about a shift in the focus of long-distance employment that makes it difficult for employers to apply for a full-time office. “My opinion is that this is not going to work,” said Nicole Sahin, chief executive of Globalization Partners, a major US-based company that helps companies manage foreign operations. “It would be difficult to find people if they wanted everyone to stay in the office.”
For affiliated organizations, there may be no option but to go into uncharted waters running a hybrid service, where employees switch from home to office all week.
How this should be done is one of the biggest questions in the workplace today. How cheap is it? What does it mean in offices? Can people still have their old desks or have a warm lounge as a habit? Should all of them come on the same days or not? And this is just the beginning. Few companies know all the answers yet but whether they like it or not, many will need to find out soon.