Want to get everyone's thoughts on a trend I'm seeing lately. Not yet at my own company but with people close to me.

I'm sure we've all seen the uptick in companies asking their employees to come in to the office more often.

Given the economic environment, does anyone feel that companies are doing the Musk thing: mandatory office attendence to cloak a need for a workforce reduction? Like coaching people out so you don't have to fire them and be the bad guy essentially.

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This will only work at companies like Tesla where people want to work there because it’s trendy, at other companies they’re not going to be able to do this because 1. people will just quit and find a job where they can work remotely and/or 2. they won’t be able to hire people because they don’t offer flexible work location.

I agree with the second point but the first point is what I'm saying, that they would want to reduce their workforce by putting these policies in place. They're getting people to quit so they don't need to fire them later.

If my assumption is mistaken, that to me might even make it worse, because it means the executive team at a lot of these companies have spent so much time in IB or Management Consulting or Private Equity or roles that are people facing that they can't understand why some roles don't need that.

I have one meeting per week. Work is an hour and fifteen minutes away. I would add 626 hours to my year if I needed to drive there every day. It's out of touch and anticompetitive.

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