Written by Michelle Botello
President Elect Joe Biden is scheduled to be sworn into office Jan. 20th, 2021. Until then there are limited options that he can do about the pandemic. He reassures the united states citizens that things will change and that it's time to heal. As America slowly gets back on their feet and tension still floating, the joy fills the hearts of the surviving hardworking dedicated battling Americans. Going back to work will be one of the challenges they will face.
Dr. Megan Ranney, an emergency physician at Brown University knows that the pandemic needs Biden’s attention right away. She said that the worst of the covid is ahead of us and that Biden gives her hope of a nationally coordinated response to the pandemic, but until Jan. 20th, we have to do what we can.
Thirty million jobs were lost in the first quarter of 2020 alone. Tuesday, a United Nations agency released a report stating a seven percent drop in global working hours in the second quarter, representing roughly 195 million full-time jobs world-wide.
"Jobs Wanted!" For some, these two words are a treasure. Unfortunately, work will not be the same for everyone. The quarantine experience among employees thinking of returning back to work may be adopted by the homeless or low-income individual.
Ex-employees from coorporations and small businesses are now consider keeping their benefits rather than returning to work. It’s a dream come true after putting in a daily devotional routine to your job.
For a preschool teacher, Lainy Morse, who has been unemployed for two months, recalls the children’s runny noses at the school, the risk of the covid spreading among those children, and the pay being less than she receives from the government. She is receiving six-hundred a month. She wants to keep receiving the check and stay home.
San Diego’s white-collar workers are wondering whether to go back to the office or not. Reopening rules eased restrictions on industries, giving better space to restaurants, salons. These new rules tightened restrictions on corporate offices. The “red tier” rules place non-essential offices to close again and employees to work remotely. Office workers wonder whether they will return to work again.
As Chris Koens, with Entrepreneur NEXT said in his article, one way to improve corporate culture is to provide flexibility, comfort, and customization. For example, employees have been working their own pace, and have left behind the nine-to-five routine and have gotten the work done. If this worked during quarantine, it might be something, you, as the boss, may want to consider.In San Diego, before the pandemic, the unemployment rate was 3.1 percent with more than 50,000 unemployed people. Currently, we are hitting between 14 to 17 percent, stated SANDAG.
In May, this rate was 25 percent with more than 400,000 out of work. Currently 176,000 workers are unemployed. The result of all these jobs lost because of the pandemic, cost San Diego’s economy $12.4 billion in 2020.
If you contract Covid-19 at your workplace, and you find out someone was infected and did not inform others, you may have legal grounds against your employer for not keeping you safe, called a liability issue. The stipulation is that that the employer cannot reveal the infected person’s name. It remains private between the company and employee.
If your employer asks you to come back to work, you are not protected. You may decide to go back to work or not, and risk getting fired if you do not, and losing access to your unemployment benefits.
When offices remain closed, the space could be recycled. David Marino will list 300,000 sq. ft. in Sorrento Mesa that tenants don’t need. He is a principal at the Hughes Marino commercial real estate brokerage firm specializing in tenants, and he expects to see more of these spaces in the coming days.
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