I call it the Office Titanic Effect.
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5 days a week? Yeah, right
I was contacted last month for a role in Sloane Square area of London.
5 days a week in office.
Post-covid, they'd claimed the IT function was massively less productive in terms of releases WFH, and felt WFO was the way forward. Apparently they've struggled to recruit.
No s*** Sherlock.
If you can't make it work then you are hiring the wrong people anyway irrespective of WFH or WFO and a lot of those are probably management level.
Hybrid is the way to go, and don't even try to convince me the 4 days in office, 1 day out is hybrid...
For the same reason that companies have gone from on-prem to cloud, attracted by the shine green pastures proclaiming.....
1. We're cheaper than on-prem
2. We'll manage all services for you
and the implied special promise....
3. You don't need to hire security admins/DBAs/etc....
and Bullys special prize.... (this seems apt - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIOhWbLcVqg)
4. WE ARE SECURE
All of the above were to us whitebeards.... FALSE!!
I haven't seen one place I've worked at where cloud even came close to the on-prem and related costs - it literally has been magnitudes more expensive.
Everywhere I've been got rid of DBAs, Security admins, etc... then within 3 months realised they'd been sold a dummy, but already committed to a 'saver' aka 'reserved' plan of 2 years plus. At this point, they rehired the knowledge they'd lost and practically tripled the annual expense by the end of it.
Containers that leak....
If I had a quid for every container that exposed creds.
I've seen it too many times, because people assumed that containers were a walled garden. Usually, I see it when creds are hardcoded in some config file/yaml somewhere.
They forgot it needs doors - ports - for most things to work, and thus your boxers are whipped down for some good penetration.
Re: only 15 years ?
I remember trialling Wyse kit.... way back in the day.
As with everyone at that time, that was an attempt to save tons of money to avoid buying much pricier desktops/laptops.
It rapidly became obvious that for the use case my company, it wasn't very..... Wyse... to pursue them
Bright spark techie knew the drill and used it to install a power line, but couldn't outsmart an odd electrician
Then they can't state 'Iver big un'
I used to work for DX on the Ridgeway estate. I'd never say Iver was idyllic... It's got plenty of gypsy stes in the area - that's where Big Fat Gypsy was filmed I believe.
Maybe they should build on the gypsy sites. Locals wouldn't complain there I guess.
Re: No doubt in my mind
Ordinarily, I'd agree but........
NASA probably want their other kit up, and since the Artemis candle is going nowhere fast.... they'll have far more weight through other senators to keep SpaceX out of the weeds.
After all, we know the BLM are far more pricey, whatever they say. Expenditure talks, and they should have cancelled Artemis rockets by now if they has sense......... but sense is an alien word (ho,ho) to NASA.
No doubt in my mind
I fully expect MuskX to sort the issues and get several iterations out the door to hit some part of 2025.
Whatever the situation, even excluding 2025 as the target, he'll get it up before Bezos' gig gets anything up into real orbit....
Icon , because SpaceX plume will be massive.
Apple slams Android as a 'massive tracking device' in internal slides revealed in Google antitrust battle
This result surprised absolutely nobody, and if SBF ever thought he'd get off, he was deluded and detached from reality. It was only ever going to go one way.
No doubt the plea deals and testimony of his co-conspirators Wang and Ellison helped plunge the knife in a little deeper, but the result was going to be the same I think without them.
There will be others....
One of the 'selling points' of this debacle was that you'd know what you were burning energy wise and adjust your usage.
It's made no difference to me... if i'm cold i'll pop the gas heating on or a jumper. I'll burn the same leccy no matter what. It's hardly a time saver - takes all of 10s to photo both meters and 5 mins to submit my readings.
Same for my parents....
It is the classic solution that is looking for a problem IMO
Re: Never forget, when you work for the compnay being bought...
13 years ago, when my then employer was bought by the equivalent gorilla in their industry, we knew borrowed time became a theme.
Accounts gone inside a week, marketing soon after.
Us techies, who were pricier than the staff in the 'buyer' IT department, and with fantastic above standard benefits slowly ripped out. I clung on to the end because my severance would be worth waiting for...
WFH - nope - come back....
Hybrid is the way to go... I know plenty of former colleagues who pulled out of job applications when the potential employer changed their minds to go full 'back to office'.
Nobody is scared of a couple of days a week on-prem, but nobody wants to be stuck under the armpits on the tube/nat rail 5 days a week.