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NYC Is Dead Forever… Here’s Why

https://jamesaltucher.com/blog/nyc-is-dead-forever-heres-why/

A Facebook group formed a few weeks ago that was for people who were planning a move and wanted others to talk to and ask advice from. Within two or three days it had about 10,000 members. 

Every day I see more and more posts, “I’ve been in NYC forever but I guess this time I have to say goodbye.” Every single day I see those posts. I’ve been screenshotting them for my scrapbook. 

 

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1 hour ago, The Masked Tulip said:

NYC Is Dead Forever… Here’s Why

https://jamesaltucher.com/blog/nyc-is-dead-forever-heres-why/

A Facebook group formed a few weeks ago that was for people who were planning a move and wanted others to talk to and ask advice from. Within two or three days it had about 10,000 members. 

Every day I see more and more posts, “I’ve been in NYC forever but I guess this time I have to say goodbye.” Every single day I see those posts. I’ve been screenshotting them for my scrapbook. 

 

Friend of mine moved to NYC for a Job from Kansas, kept thier house there just headed back from NYC to there now they can work from anywhere 

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3 minutes ago, ashestoashes said:

this is all happening with settled teams, how does a new person get taken on and trained up without sitting with someone for months until they learn the job ? Will also take longer to realise new person isn't up to it.

I've seen teams where people were taken on right at the start of the pandemic. Training happened all remotely (intensively) and the new team members were fully integrated within a month or so. These are people who did come from the same or similar industry/job spec though.

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1 hour ago, ashestoashes said:

this is all happening with settled teams, how does a new person get taken on and trained up without sitting with someone for months until they learn the job ? Will also take longer to realise new person isn't up to it.

We’ve continued to on-board people over last few months and it’s worked ok. We have a lot of good documentation and we’re only hiring people with experience in the space though. It’s definitely easier to do it face to face but it does work and is only a little bit slower than doing it that way. It still sucks though, I for one do not want to work remotely long term.

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13 minutes ago, TheBlueCat said:

We’ve continued to on-board people over last few months and it’s worked ok. We have a lot of good documentation and we’re only hiring people with experience in the space though. It’s definitely easier to do it face to face but it does work and is only a little bit slower than doing it that way. It still sucks though, I for one do not want to work remotely long term.

Are you the purser or the captain?  o.O

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2 minutes ago, Wight Flight said:

Ah. I thought he was an astronaut.

Like a pirate, but further away.

Space cadet possibly. It’s the tech company argot I’m afraid and, after too many years in the North American colonies, I’m not as adept at switching contexts as I once was.

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1 hour ago, TheBlueCat said:

We’ve continued to on-board people over last few months and it’s worked ok. We have a lot of good documentation and we’re only hiring people with experience in the space though. It’s definitely easier to do it face to face but it does work and is only a little bit slower than doing it that way. It still sucks though, I for one do not want to work remotely long term.

I'm working on one thing for a client where we'll probably have to hire contractors soon for a piece of it.  It just means you have to write out the processes in exact detail and train properly, which takes more time than a day sitting next to Bob.  It also means that teams are not able to be in the same space and handle unexpected issues by asking the person next to them (many people learn best that way).

The big issue, I think, is security and data.  If everyone is working from home, that means in many industries they have to see private date on a screen.  In the office you could see if someone was using a cameraphone to take a picture - now, you cannot.  Industrial espionage just got much easier.

And re New York -

New York is an amazing city to visit, but a shithole to live in for at least 50 years unless you are under 25 years old or over 25 million net worth.

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