RTO policies are for one thing only: manager job justification. Having people in the office lets managers "keep an eye" on their people, thereby justifying their position.
Which is, of course, complete BS reasoning.
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When I worked at DEC, one of my customers was one of the big newspapers in the city where I lived. They had an 11/70 system in the basement. The room was air conditioned, but it wasn't a computer room. Just outside the door was where they moved around the giant rolls of paper used to print the newspaper. The room was always dirty and required frequent preventive maintenance to make sure nothing got clogged up.
In contrast, one of my customers was the USPS. There main place was the bulk facility at the airport. The computers were used for tracking mail that was being transported on commercial carriers. The systems were in their own customer made air conditioned cabinets. The site itself was a typical factory floor type situation, so not too clean.
If right wingers were getting banned, it's because they're the absolutely worst when it comes to posting racist, homophobic and transphobic crap. And now that they're back, it as become an ever worse cesspool that it ever was before Elmo took over. There's a reason advertisers have run away from the site.
"Carly Fiorini happened and set up the merger with Compaq which started the death spiral off, and that was only done so that HP could have a range of Windows servers to sell and some better desktop PC's."
100% on point. I survived the DEC -> Compaq -> HP adventure and worked there during Fiorina's tenure. I didn't survive the layoff that saw me and a few hundred of my colleagues who were working on the same project. A handful of people found jobs elsewhere in the company. The rest of us hit the bricks.
She's not going to rot in jail.
She's probably being sent to white collar criminal prison and it is unlikely she will serve her whole sentence actually incarcerated.
Since she comes from money, her life is likely to continue relatively unchanged once she's free from prison and probation.
As someone who worked for DEC in the days when PDP-11s ruled the world and the only VAX was the 11/780, I've been eagerly anticipating a hobbyist version of VMS on x86. In the field, I was mainly an '11 guy familiar with RT-11, RSX-11 and RSTS (with a side helping of MUMPS). When I got out of the field, I took a job at DECs Bedford MA training center and taught VMS and Unix classes. I'm interested in running VMS mainly curiosity and walking down memory lane.
I love anonymous cowards with terrible hot takes.
Twitter has one business focus in one domain. Alphabet has many business focuses on lots of different areas.
The situations are different.
Twitter is a dumpster file under Musk. He's fired so many people that it isn't at all certain what would happen if
there was a major issue/outage.
: Rule of thumb is that the more money you make, the less time you spend working, because you typically know how to do your stuff and it doesn't take you 80 hours, but more like 8 hours to do the same thing.
The real rule of thumb is that top performers are often called upon to take on more responsibilities.
The UI sucks, but otherwise you're 100% correct. There have been a lot of changes under the hood in win11, including better scheduling for P and E cores. I'm running 11 on all of my windows systems and it's been rock solid and performs well. I did install software to make the UI work like it did in windows 7.
> Essentially these days it seems that Microsoft does not support its users, it's just busy making everyone buy new hardware and trash their original hardware.
There are many legitimate complaints about MS. But this isn't one of them. Win7 stopped being supported in 2020. There should be no expectation that any newer devices will "just work".
Every company has done belt tightening exercises like this at times. It might be penny pinching or it might not be depending on the kinds of expenses the company is looking to reduce. This is not to discount what others have posted in the thread, because I've seen plenty that kind of stuff in other companies I've worked for. When we've had belt tightening where I work now, it wasn't about nickel and dime stuff.
The headline of the article is massive clickbait. It makes it sound like people aren't supposed to ask for reimbursement for expenses.