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Posted by Ellie
on 10/8/2020, 3:07 pm, in reply to "Re: Facetime
I worked until I was almost 70. As I was nearing 65, I had a computer techie set me up with a home office connection and by the time I hit 67, I could get the job done as well from home as I could from the office. (There's a lot more available today then there was then.) The CEO thought he could turn over my responsibilities to the Computer Department to operate by rote, not realizing that the information he depended on each morning was directed by my 30 years experience as a Production and Purchasing Manager. He asked for a date I would be retiring (there wasn't any other option) and I gave one a few days after I reached 67. The day before that final day, he came and requested I stay another month. At the end of that period, to stay another month and by the third month, to remain on indefinitely. I was set up at home and in my midtown office to provide the service and so for the next two plus years I worked from my home office with only occasional visits to Manhattan to show my face now and then.
Depending on how well business was conducted during this Covid shutdown, I suspect many employers will opt to continue with alternating employee office days and home computing services. Right off the top, it allows for smaller office space requirements (which may not bode well for Manhattan real estate).