Going Back to the Office? (You Can’t. Not now. Not Ever)

People with talent and high-value skills, like most technology workers, aren’t returning to traditional offices.

How to lure employees back to the office? You can’t. Not now. Not ever. — https://www.zdnet.com/article/they-really-arent-going-back-work-from-home-is-here-to-stay/

I started working from home in 2006. I love reading articles on topics I already know a lot about.

The future of knowledge work will be a hybrid. A small percentage (like myself) will WFH 100% of the time and an even smaller percentage will work in an office 100% of the time. Most will travel to their offices a few times a month and WFH the rest of the time.

I drove a 2006 Ford Taurus for nearly 15 years and didn’t pass 80,000 miles. (short commute)

My business casual attire consists of jeans and a tee shirt.

Coffee is cheaper and tastes a lot better than office coffee too.

Italy at the Grim Edge of a Global Problem | Wolf Street

Eurostat statistics in October 2016 showed that less than a third of under-35s in Italy had left their parental home, a figure 20 percentage points higher than the European average.

Source: Italy at the Grim Edge of a Global Problem | Wolf Street

The grown up child living in her childhood bedroom or the basement is actually a global problem.  I don’t pretend to have the answers.  All I know is my millennials are gone.  Neither of the two are financially dependent upon the Bank of Mom & Dad.  Hopefully we did some things right.  Maybe we got a little lucky.

Probably both.

Stroke Rounds: Long Work Hours, Stroke and CHD Risk Associated | Medpage Today

via Stroke Rounds: Long Work Hours, Stroke and CHD Risk Associated | Medpage Today.

“Working 55 hours or more a week was associated with significant 33% increase in stroke risk and a more modest 13% increase in risk of developing coronary heart disease, compared to working 35 to 40 hours weekly, in the analysis of published and previously unpublished prospective cohort studies from the U.S., Europe, and Australia.”

One could argue for causation given the strength of association identified by this study.  Common sense tells us that anyone working more than 60 hours a week is going to have considerably less time for other activities like exercise and time with family and friends.  Long hours working also can lead to neglect of one’s health.

Senior Life Insurance Underwriter – Job Positions Available – Elite Sales Processing INC

Senior Life Insurance Underwriter

 Elite Sales Processing, Inc. (ESP) a highly recognized National Insurance Services TPA provider located in Omaha, Nebraska has an immediate need for Full Time Senior Life Insurance Underwriters. Home Office or Remote positions are available.

These positions are available immediately.

 Requirements:

  •  10 years senior life insurance underwriting experience.
  • Current approval limits $2,000,000 plus and up to Table 16
  • Brokerage – Sub-Standard Experience required.
  • Financial underwriting experience.
  • Strong Human relations and communication skills.
  • FLMI or FALU preferred but not required.
  • Ability to work quickly and efficiently with an automated work flow system.
  • Strong knowledge of MIB, Privacy laws and Insurance Compliance regulations.

Please send resume to Tom Gracey, Chairman/Chief Underwriting Officer, tgracey@espsvcs.com and/or call direct @ 888-545-5490.