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We're supposed to go back to the office starting on the 15th. It'll be interesting to see what really happens, as there are a variety of factors in play (keep in mind our office is about 20 employees):

1. The growing Delta variant, which the WHO says, everyone, vax'd or not, should be wearing masks indoors.
2. All the tech staff wants to continue working from home. Most of us have already "negotiated" at most coming in 2 days a week.
3. If there is a mask mandate by then, I suspect this will shift to 0 days a week in the office.
4. There remains a high level of fear among some vax'd people (particularly with comorbidities) that they will be at risk from, well, anyone. I'm not questioning their logic, just acknowledging their fear.
5. To make things more complicated, we are owned by a company out of state that has mandated 100% office return, but our CEO is a lot more flexible. This creates a certain degree of tension and communication with our CEO tends to be verbal so even agreements like "you only need to come in 2 days a week" is not documented. More tension. Also, whether masks will be required or not has not yet been communicated, only discussed, again verbally.

So there's a lot of unknowns and the situation is dynamic and potentially can change any time because we, as a world, are definitely not out of the woods yet. The lack of clear direct communication and the obvious conflict with the parent company mandate adds stress and confusion.

Now, granted, the parent company said "we'll be returning to the office on July 15th", but left it very unclear as to whether that meant full time. There was no statement to indicate that full time was required, yet neither was there a statement that "remote work is at the discretion of your manager." Given the parent company is little more than a holding company for several other companies, including us, it would have been helpful if the parent company's communication was clearer. However, this was an email blasted to us employees from the parent company, and as such, the "beat the cog of the wheel" mentality was evident, and in itself had considerable backlash and panic on the part of my coworkers.

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