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Our big question is how will 100% of the team come in 60% of the time, when our office footprint is being reduced to 40% of required capacity (not including empty jobs we are trying to fill), with very limited on site parking.Not a single complaint so far from the team I am on.
Challenges though are being identified, but I am sure will be adapted to.
Remote work was the only thing that let us fill some of the empty positions so we're basically ignoring the directive for some people while waiting to see what the process is to get exceptions approved.
A DND wide email came out the other week saying basically all previous remote work agreements were canceled effective today, and have to get resubmitted under some new tool that hasn't been rolled out yet.
Considering two months ago we were being praised for flexibility in difficult times, with improved productivity being highlighted, the arbitrary about face is leaving a bad taste in folks mouths (just for them being two faced hypocrits that are treating us like children).
With how broken public transit is in the NCR, commuting isn't an abstract concern. I was doing a 2-3 hour round trip previously on the buses, and not going back to that now that it's actually worse. Already pretty disatisfied so this may just be another straw on the proverbial camel for me, and a lot of folks are the same way. Suspect we'll have a lot of really senior people with a mass amount of institutional knowledge accelerate their retirements vice have to deal with the LRT, which was most recently down for about a week due to massive electrical arcing from some ice buildup.
Going into work at a random office just to 'be onsite' is stupid. Makes perfect sense to do some things in person, but reading emails, doing team calls to someone outside the area etc doesn't. Teams has been awesome for collaboration, so talking to the coasts more than ever, as well as other organizations within NDHQ, so not being able to manage what makes sense for the individual as a supervisor just pisses me off.