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Heard from a friend that at least some groups will be moving to a more remote first work setting post Covid with only “hotels” in the office. Not sure if this will have any impact on that 3rd building option or how widespread it is within the company.

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Just now, Craiger said:

Heard from a friend that at least some groups will be moving to a more remote first work setting post Covid with only “hotels” in the office. Not sure if this will have any impact on that 3rd building option or how widespread it is within the company.

What does that mean...only hotels in the office?

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Just now, titanhog said:

What does that mean...only hotels in the office?

Hotel cubes. You don’t get your own personal cube, but instead find one for the day that you are in the office. These are of course much smaller than traditional cubes. 

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3 hours ago, Craiger said:

Hotel cubes. You don’t get your own personal cube, but instead find one for the day that you are in the office. These are of course much smaller than traditional cubes. 

TDOT is doing something like that. There are designated (clean) CAD computers and stations that are allowed for use and employees come in once a week to do their design work as I was told. Other work is done from home.

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This isn't about Nashville, specifically.   Amazon is in midst of largest hiring spree in US corporate history.     

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/technology/pushed-by-pandemic-amazon-goes-on-a-hiring-spree-without-equal.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage

 

 

The hiring has taken place at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, at its hundreds of warehouses in rural communities and suburbs, and in countries such as India and Italy. Amazon added 427,300 employees between January and October, pushing its work force to more than 1.2 million people globally, up more than 50 percent from a year ago. Its number of workers now approaches the entire population of Dallas.

The spree has accelerated since the onset of the pandemic, which has turbocharged Amazon’s business and made it a winner of the crisis. Starting in July, the company brought on about 350,000 employees, or 2,800 a day. Most have been warehouse workers, but Amazon has also hired software engineers and hardware specialists to power enterprises such as cloud computing, streaming entertainment and devices, which have boomed in the pandemic.

 

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29 minutes ago, thenorthchannel said:

This isn't about Nashville, specifically.   Amazon is in midst of largest hiring spree in US corporate history.     

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/11/27/technology/pushed-by-pandemic-amazon-goes-on-a-hiring-spree-without-equal.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage

 

 

The hiring has taken place at Amazon’s headquarters in Seattle, at its hundreds of warehouses in rural communities and suburbs, and in countries such as India and Italy. Amazon added 427,300 employees between January and October, pushing its work force to more than 1.2 million people globally, up more than 50 percent from a year ago. Its number of workers now approaches the entire population of Dallas.

The spree has accelerated since the onset of the pandemic, which has turbocharged Amazon’s business and made it a winner of the crisis. Starting in July, the company brought on about 350,000 employees, or 2,800 a day. Most have been warehouse workers, but Amazon has also hired software engineers and hardware specialists to power enterprises such as cloud computing, streaming entertainment and devices, which have boomed in the pandemic.

 

Not to mention all of the people who make their living selling products on Amazon.  It’s both impressive and a bit daunting to think about.

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On 11/16/2020 at 7:22 AM, Craiger said:

Hotel cubes. You don’t get your own personal cube, but instead find one for the day that you are in the office. These are of course much smaller than traditional cubes. 

The company I work for is doing this as well. Over the last month they have removed all the traditional cubes and have recently put in the smaller cubes that we can rent out via an app. Not very excited about that because I enjoyed my larger more private cube. Granted we aren't going back until Aug 2021 at the earliest, so I atleast can enjoy the home office for another 9 months. Right now they are have a small test group due to all the changes. (self wellness evaluations before coming, renting out desks, temp check station at entrances, and then contract tracing device while in the building)

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Amazon will give a $1.25 million grant to Safe Haven Family Shelter.  The one-time grant “will be catalytic in propelling Safe Haven further toward our vision of eliminating family homelessness in Nashville,” CEO Joyce Lavery said.

More behind the Nashville Post paywall here:

 https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/nonprofits/article/21144964/homelessness-group-gets-125m-from-bezos

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On 1/12/2021 at 1:38 PM, BnaBreaker said:

Wow, they're not even up and running here yet and already Amazon is one of the greatest corporate citizens this city has ever had!  Very impressive.

Wow, I guess their philanthropy really had the desired effect on you, didn't it?

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1 hour ago, Armacing said:

Wow, I guess their philanthropy really had the desired effect on you, didn't it?

Grab the pitchforks, don’t wanna look like suckers!

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1 hour ago, Armacing said:

Wow, I guess their philanthropy really had the desired effect on you, didn't it?

Oh brother.  Rather than have me play twenty questions, how about you just come out and tell us what this sinister "desired effect" was that you and your preferred narrative are convinced is on the other side of a donation to affordable housing.  

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9 minutes ago, smeagolsfree said:

Please do not turn this political or I will hide every post! UNDERSTAND

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There must have been some posts hidden before I saw them... because literally my only intention was to applaud Amazon for their local philanthropy.

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11 hours ago, BnaBreaker said:

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There must have been some posts hidden before I saw them... because literally my only intention was to applaud Amazon for their local philanthropy.

I continued the discussion in the Politics thread in the Coffee House where it wouldn't derail this thread.

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I just have to keep it simple because I am not perfect and end up getting drawn into these things which is wrong on my part. It is a lot less of a hassle for the Mods when we do it this way.

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