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Old 05-15-2020, 09:03 PM
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What won’t change (even after the media hypes it?)


Ok, let’s have a thread to discuss what won’t be different after somehow COVID subsides or a vaccination is found.

1. Airline flights will be the same misery on January 1 2023 as they were on January 1 2020. Fares may be higher, depending on airline consolidation and budget airlines driven out of business. No one will be wearing a mask and those middle seats will be filled with people pushing 300 pounds.

2. Flexible hours will still be fairly rare. There’s still a bunch of jobs that people expect to be done 9-5 and M-F. Even for jobs that don’t require it, a lot of people are fairly social. Coming into work to play Monday morning quarterback or brag about your fantasy team will still be a thing. The SDMB definitely skews more introvert than the typical worker bee.

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Old 05-15-2020, 09:43 PM
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People will eat at restaurants. College students will go to the crowded, loud, sweaty place where the easy p**** is. Hotels will sell out.

I disagree with you on the WFH angle. Companies will quickly realize they don't need the office overhead when employees are willing to pay the rent and telecom bills for them.

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Old 05-15-2020, 11:17 PM
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People will eat at restaurants. College students will go to the crowded, loud, sweaty place where the easy p**** is. Hotels will sell out.

I disagree with you on the WFH angle. Companies will quickly realize they don't need the office overhead when employees are willing to pay the rent and telecom bills for them.
I can hope so. My former office was right across the street from the Sears Tower, so not cheap real estate. We’d started to transition to work from home. The new VP took over our group and squashed that immediately. WFH was only in emergencies.
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Old 05-15-2020, 11:33 PM
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Given enough time, not a damn thing will have changed. Our habits have evolved to be a certain way, and nothing that's temporary will change that.
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