Bezos, Cook, Pichai and Zuckerberg Prepare For Grilling

Bezos, Cook, Pichai and Zuckerberg Prepare For Grilling

Bezos, Cook, Pichai and Zuckerberg Prepare For Grilling

Bezos, Cook, Pichai and Zuckerberg Prepare For Grilling

It shows the fragility of restarting pro sports leagues. A team might be hit by only a few infections, but “the sense was things still would be manageable,” Thomas Boswell of The Washington Post writes. The approach taken by N.F.L., which looks set to start its season as usual in the fall, has more in common with M.L.B. than the quarantined bubbles of the N.B.A. and N.H.L.

There are other consequences of baseball’s troubles. Shares in DraftKings, the fantasy sports site, tumbled nearly 7 percent yesterday.

Sundar Pichai told some 200,000 employees and contractors at Alphabet yesterday that they could work from home until June 2021. That’s longer than most companies, which have told workers to expect a return to the office by the end of this year.

You have thoughts. In yesterday’s newsletter, we considered the consequences of widespread, long-term remote working. Here’s a selection of reader responses on the pros and cons:

The good …

“If management and H.R. have got it together, and there is a very good I.T. department, you will have higher productivity and attendance, eliminate commuting for many workers, allow them to take care of personal needs and end up with happier employees and more work done better.” — Ron in East Northport, N.Y.

“Individuals in countries where job prospects are limited are now able to work for international clients, often earning more than they would if they were to work for a local company.” — Meltem in Vancouver, British Columbia, who happens to work for a company that manages payroll for remote teams

The bad …

“The biggest risk is being overlooked for promotions and salary increases. Managers are only seeing snippets of your contributions.” — Karen in Providence, R.I.

“The boring work is even more BORING when done in your home and with no colleagues to share in the banter!” — Dorothy in Gwynedd, Wales


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