I went into the office this week in order to run an important call with a client now that all my kids and wife are home for the summer. I was one of 3 people there in a major metro office. Office is open for up 350. I’m not convinced people are ever going back by choice. I see the value in being in the office but after having to put on nice clothes, commute, and then commute home after not doing that for a year and a half I can’t see going back to that. 

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I just got a nice offer for a fully remote job. Bye bye, office.

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Speak for yourself - it’s very dependent on personal circumstances and preferences. Most people want the flexibility and somewhere in the middle.

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Same. I met with a colleague last week, and that was really great, but we were the only 2 in an office that can fit 1,200. It was more creepy than anything outside of our meeting. I think client travel may very well need to come back first before we can really get back to offices with any kind of regularity. But who knows...

EY 1 - I still connect just fine, just like and prefer WFH. It’s convenient plus saves me 2+ hours each day commuting.

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How can people want to live the rest of their life under house arrest and sitting at their dining room table? Get out and connect with humanity!

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A1, same. I have a better setup at home than I have ever had at an office or client and it's in a separate section of my apt I can be away from when I'm done with work. I just need less work to make this sustainable/manageable.

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At my firm, lots of the Analysts want to be in the office. Probably because they're all rooming with 3 other people in midtown near the office and have 15 minute commutes. And they're young so they have the energy to socialize.

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Yes. I do see the value in hybrid models and being in office occasionally, but by in large, we’re done with that largely waste of time effort.

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