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Friday, November 12, 2021

72% of office workers left Manhattan

For a year and a half, New York City's communist mayor and the state's dumber-than-Fredo governor used covid to shove people around. They closed restaurants and forced people to wear masks. Crime rose as the Red Mayor promoted BLM lawlessness. And the Dumb Guv spread covid into nursing homes and killed 15,000 grannies.

That's right. 1 in 20 (5%) of the covid deaths last year were due to Andrew Cuomo's order that nursing homes take in covid patients.

The press hailed him as a hero.

But there's a new governor and in a couple of months Gotham will have a new mayor. But the damage has been done. Employers have discovered Zoom. What was temporary is now permanent.

Kathryn Wylde, who heads Partnership for New York City, told WABC, "Of Manhattan's 1 million office workers, 28% are back. And of those, only 8% are back full time."

That means 72% of those jobs are gone for now. The survey showed 43% of the jobs are gone permanently.

That's 720,000 people aren't buying coffee in the morning and lunch in the afternoon. The covid rules hit bars and restaurants. Politicians thought it was temporary. Nope. They're gone, victims of Democrat policies that failed to stop the spread of covid or even flatten the curve.

The WABC story said, "Governor Kathy Hochul is urging New York City employers to bring their workers back now, after a new survey showed the majority of people are still working remotely."

The story said, "When employers were asked to rank factors to which they attribute the slow return to the office, the status of COVID ranked as the largest factor, with 48% citing it as the primary concern.

"Hochul says short of banning Zoom, which she says she won't do, people need to get back to work."

When a Democrat promises she won't do something, bet on her doing it eventually.

There is some hope in that survey as that 28% showing up for work at least three days a week is expected to rise to 57% by the end of January.

While 48% of the employers said this was driven by covid, NYC and the state pose other problems.

Crime rose during the communist reign of Mayor De Blasio. The Knockout Game has the young randomly striking people in their 40s and older.

Taxes and rents also are a problem.

And the new governor is a Karen.

AP reported last month, "Workers facing layoffs in New York state now have a right to ask their employers instead to trim all workers’ hours and have unemployment insurance help offset the losses for everyone, under a law that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Saturday."

If the work can be done with Zoom, why stay in a New York where companies are subjected to the whims of anti-capitalist legislators and governors?

Rent a post box in Poca, get a business license, and Zoom to your heart's content.

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Coming up at 7 PM Eastern: "Guess who they blame for Bidenflation."

26 comments:

  1. Zerohedge had links to Kastle Systems which reports occupancy of their buildings so very accurate. A wonderful chart on their site.

    https://www.kastle.com/safety-wellness/getting-america-back-to-work/

    Occupancy is rising, but slowly from 25% to 35% in a year. It's going to be 6-8 years to get back to 2019 levels. Big business often projects for future growth, often 30% or more is 'future' that is carried.

    Now the tenants are looking at all this excess space in an expensive city. New leases will be trimmed much closer.

    Landlords are having trouble renting, costs of new construction have soared, interest rates probably rising -- Construction stops, with a lot of workers not working. Will be quite ugly before it gets better.

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    1. Got a friend of mine who lives in Sequim , structural Engineer. He Does 85% at home omly goes to Seattle if the job requires it...

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    2. I am a structural engineer also, in Bremerton. Home office, at least 85% there 15% at job sites.

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  2. Right on, Don. We have a similar occupancy rate in downtown Montreal. All in the name of "safety" for a pandemic that hit the very elderly who were already sick. I still have "discussions" with friends and family about the lockdowns and their terrible effects on downtown cores, particularly on bars and restaurants. Yes, it will get ugly, ugly if it ever gets better. People are quite happy to work from home. Zoom killed the downtown. Oh, and we've re-elected a mayor who doesn't really care and is more interested in bike baths and green spaces.

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    1. Here in sane Wyoming, our family started a bakery/restaurant during the worst of the virus event. County Health officials here worked with the retail community instead of destroying it.

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  4. Coming up at 7 PM Eastern: "Guess who they blame for Bidenflation." My money's on TRUMP!!!! I mean, they SURELY can't pin it on BIDEN. THAT would be SUICIDE. Rock and a Hard Place...I am SOOOOO not bummed for them.

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    1. My guess as well. MSNBC and CNN are still obsessing. All Dems are.

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  5. Once again, a reminder that Manhattan is only one of New York City's five boroughs. The middle-class and working-class neighborhoods of the outer boroughs don't have it as bad as Manhattan, except for inflation, and a significant number of the Zoom workers live in these outer boroughs.

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  6. Okay somehow I got my google account closed so I had to log back in.

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    1. They're coming for you, Jeffery.

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    2. If I thought this was written toungue in cheek I would applaud it. However, considering the author I have to believe it is knee jerk buffoonery. Too bad.

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  7. I've been saying for 20 years all those office buildings are white elephants in the age of telecommuting. All they needed was a push.

    Consider them pushed. The years of the Demos ruling the states, and the country, are numbered.

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  8. For the last 20 years, I couldn’t figure out why a business had to be in a major city, especially New Yawk. Wirh electronics, none of the financial firms need be there.

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    1. It was basically inertia; the plague forced a choice between doing nothing and adapting.

      What a lot of "office-based" operations have discovered is that office space is expensive, and that employees are more productive when they don't have to waste hours per day struggling with long and/or difficult commutes (particularly if this involves a big-city core). A bonus is that the old lament along the lines of "I can't be in five different places around the country in one week!" no longer applies - you can do that easily now, and do it in a single day.

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    2. Yes...inertia...social inertia. The virus bullshit frightened people and quashed traditional social interaction. Without that, why gather in a single workplace? As Ed said, telecommuting suddenly became feasible.

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    3. Interesting but golf courses here in FL are Booming!!! Not only have people figured out they can work from home, many are figuring out they can work from the fairways too

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  9. What I see is a suburbanization or ruralization
    of America. People will discover they don'need no stinkin cubicle. no high rises, fewer long commutes.
    Build back better, no, just go home.

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  10. 𝐈 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐩𝐚𝐢𝐝 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 $𝟏𝟗𝟎 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝟐 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐞. 𝐈 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐈'𝐝 𝐛𝐞 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐨 𝐢𝐭 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐦𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧𝐬 𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝟏𝟓𝐤 𝐚 𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐡 𝐝𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐫𝐲. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬.
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  11. This is what happens when government imposes tyrannical mandates and feeds hysteria. People are fed up.

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  12. Great Article Don. I'm glad to hear that these blue state goons are getting what they deserve and the American workforce has found another alternative around these worthless plandemic enforcers.

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