Return to Office: Young Workers Shouldn’t Stay Remote Forever

Many offices are desolate, open plan landscapes dotted with individuals staring at screens, headphones on. It doesn’t have to be that way.

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What to Know About Penn Station’s $7 Billion Redevelopment Plan

The project promises to update the notorious eyesore but critics of the plan are concerned about the cost.

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Hey, Is Anybody Watching the Interns?

School is out for the summer — but in some cases, so are the bosses.

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Eric Adams Can’t Stop Talking About Crime. There Are Risks to That.

The mayor says he has never seen crime at this level, but shootings and murders are down this year. Some see his comments as fear mongering.

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Why New York’s City Workers Are Quitting in Droves

Competition from the private sector and the government’s balky hiring practices have prompted thousands to flee city government.

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How Work-From-Home Setups Have Changed

Hybrid or remote work is settling in as a permanent reality for millions. Their setups and technical skills can still feel like a temporary solution.

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As Some Office Workers Return, Happy Hour Sees a Wobbly Comeback

Even as companies struggle to coax employees back to the office, some bars report that their after-work crowds are nearing prepandemic levels.

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New York Faces New Commuter Surge, Ready or Not, Study Suggests

The study appears to underscore the need for a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River, part of the huge and long-planned Gateway project.

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How Covid Did Away With the Sick Day

Some workers have no choice but to clock in. Others find the flexibility of remote work leads them to log in from their sick beds.

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Why the Hearings Matter

Even if the Jan. 6 attack will not become a unifying moment for the country.

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Seeking a Return to Offices, Bosses Lost Leverage

Employer plans have played out like a game of chicken. Now workers are rebelling outright, and executives are trying everything to make the office worth it.

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The Office Monsters Are Trying to Claw Their Way Back to 2019

Some corporate leaders are grasping at whatever they can to get back to the way things were. But they might find themselves fighting a culture shift beyond their control.

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Midtown Manhattan Has a Pulse Again

Tourists, office workers and New Yorkers from other neighborhoods are returning to — and enjoying — the heart of the city.

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Elon Musk Tells Tesla and SpaceX Workers to Return to Office 40 Hours a Week

In emails to workers at SpaceX and Tesla, Mr. Musk said they were required to spend a minimum of 40 hours a week in the office.

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Why Masks Work, but Mandates Haven’t

Why haven’t Covid mask mandates made much difference?

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N.Y.C. Companies Are Opening Offices Where Their Workers Live: Brooklyn

As workers return to the office, some companies have relocated to ease the commute.

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For New York to Get Better, Times Square Has to Get Worse

The economic future of New York depends on everyone coming back, not just the tourists. Too bad office workers don’t want to join them.

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Goldman’s Move to Unlimited Vacation Is Good for … Goldman

Goldman Sachs is the latest company to let workers take as much time off as they want. That means no more unused days — and no need to pay them out later.

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Q Train Killing Threatens Subway’s Fragile Comeback

The subway is at a critical moment as transit officials struggle to bring back riders, to shore up the system’s finances and to address fears over safety.

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The Rules for Hybrid Work Were Always Made Up

As more and more workplaces pause or end the expectation of three days a week in the office, a large-scale return may never be on the horizon.

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Apple Delays and Modifies Its Return to Office Plans

The news was welcomed by an employee group worried about growing coronavirus rates.

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Start-Ups Flock to WeWork, Trellis and Other Low-Commitment Spaces

The pandemic’s arrival turned spaces like WeWork into ghost towns. Now people are lining up for low-commitment offices, and providers are working to sustain that trend.

#canopy-space-inc, #co-working, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #landlords, #real-estate-commercial, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #san-francisco-bay-area-calif, #start-ups, #wework-companies-inc, #workplace-environment

Are You Happy? Your Boss Is Asking.

To some, the pursuit of workplace happiness — and its price, like an $18,000 “happiness M.B.A.” for managers — can seem like a corporate attempt to turn feelings into productivity.

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‘Another Unequal Burden’: Working with Long Covid

Some research has shown that lingering Covid symptoms are more prevalent in people in their 30s and 40s — when workers are often in the prime of their careers. How will companies support employees with debilitating symptoms that can linger for months or even years after infection?

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Business Travel Resumes, Though Not at Its Former Pace

Domestic travel has returned faster than international. And some destinations like Las Vegas are rebounding more quickly than big cities like New York.

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All of Those Quitters? They’re at Work.

The Great Resignation was in fact a moment many people traded up for a better-paying gig.

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Just 8% of Manhattan Office Workers Are Back Full Time

The Partnership for New York City found a wider embrace of hybrid workplaces, with 78 percent of businesses adopting the model.

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What Your Younger Employees Are Really Thinking

Twelve millennials talked to Times Opinion about the Great Resignation, return to office and the workplace in America today.

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What to Wear to Return to the Office? Retailers Have No Idea.

Work wear reflects how people feel about their jobs and the economy as a whole. So it makes sense that dressing for the office is all over the place.

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Cities Want to Return to Prepandemic Life. One Obstacle: Transit Crime.

Crime rates on trains and buses are up in some of the nation’s biggest cities, one more barrier for downtowns trying to rebound.

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How Remote Work Helped Tech Companies Outside Silicon Valley Grow

Some companies that hired remote workers during the pandemic say going back to the office isn’t an option.

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A Hybrid-Work Challenge: Monitoring Attendance

A hybrid-work challenge: taking attendance.

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Inflation Complicates Return to Office Plans

The cost of a daily routine — travel, coffee, food — is far pricier than it was when offices shut down two years ago.

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The Pandemic Has Been Hard on Our Feet

Here’s what’s plaguing them and how to avoid it.

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How to Make Friends After a Pandemic — and Why You Should

The more efficient our lives get, the lazier we are about making and keeping friends.

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How Remote Work Is Changing N.Y.C.

New neighborhood businesses far from Midtown are thriving. Maybe it’s time to redefine what “comeback” means.

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What ‘Severance’ on Apple TV+ Gets Right About Office Perks

It’s going to take more than a happy hour or a company-branded coffee mug to persuade employees to return to in-person work.

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Am I Done Suffering for Fashion?

Two years of a pandemic have lowered our patience for uncomfortable clothing.

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Welcome Back to the Office. Isn’t This Fun?

Tech companies really want their employees to be happy — or at least less annoyed — about returning. So they’re providing concerts, food trucks and other perks.

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Covid in the Northeast

Cases are rising there, but it’s uncertain if it’s the beginning of a larger surge.

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As Remote Work Becomes Permanent, Can Manhattan Adapt?

With more companies adopting hybrid work, New York City’s economy, which relies on commuters and full office buildings, faces an uncertain future.

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You Can Still Wear Masks in Meetings

Your boss may balk, but you should be able to keep your family healthy — and keep this customer happy.

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New Omicron Subvariant Reaches New York: Should I Worry About BA.2?

The Omicron subvariant BA.2 is causing an increase in infections, especially in Manhattan. But hospitalizations have yet to rise.

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A New Covid Mystery

Why haven’t cases started rising again in the U.S.?

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Returns to the Office Raise Mental Health Challenges

Supervisors are called on to help people navigate personal challenges, whether or not they have the training to do so.

#anxiety-and-stress, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #mental-health-and-disorders, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #workplace-environment

Entrepreneurship Is Alive in N.Y. Public Housing. Will the City Step Up?

A new report urges officials to support New York City’s most vulnerable business owners, at a time when jobs lost to the pandemic may take years to return.

#coronavirus-return-to-office, #housing-authority-nyc, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #small-business

Can Eric Adams Cheerlead New Yorkers Past the Pandemic?

The mayor is singularly focused on bringing back New York City’s economy, now that coronavirus cases have dropped.

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As Offices Ease Covid Safety Measures, Workers Worry

Using local guidelines, many companies are loosening Covid safety rules, leaving workers to navigate masking and social distancing on their own.

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True Work Flexibility Is About When, Not Just Where, You Work

The pandemic changed where many of us work. It should also change when we work.

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Rockefeller Center to Open a Roller Rink

A wheel-friendly rink is opening in Midtown’s famous sunken plaza, part of a rebrand of the Art Deco complex to attract more New Yorkers.

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