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lensovet wrote: ↑Sat Nov 19, 2022 5:52 pm My bad, I had no idea. Though it does look like they were looking to reduce that office space per https://fortune.com/2022/07/27/twitter- ... ork-costs/.I think the exodus from Twitter is an extraordinary event that should not figure in the overall stoppage of transit. Most of them were working from home anyway.
With the pandemic receding, children back in school and businesses telling employees to return to the office, the companies that own big office buildings were hoping to move on this fall from a nightmarish two years.
Instead, things got worse.
More office workers are back at their desks than a year ago, but attendance at office buildings in New York, Boston, Atlanta, San Francisco and other cities is languishing well below prepandemic levels. As leases come up for renewal, companies are often opting for smaller offices, saddling landlords with millions of square feet in vacant space.
Higher interest rates are also weighing on the industry. Many landlords are no longer willing or able to acquire and spruce up older buildings or build new ones.
lensovet wrote: ↑Sun Nov 06, 2022 11:27 pm And Amtrak has extended its "no change fees" policy through the end of February of next year. While also not bothering to update multiple places on its website that still reference October 31, 2022.Today I discovered that I didn’t read this updated policy carefully.
eolesen wrote: ↑Wed Nov 23, 2022 10:29 am I can honestly say I've never seen anyone take commuter rail to go get groceries...You also haven’t seen many people living in former office spaces. Things change. People could combine trips to work and grab a bag or two every day instead of going just once a week. Plenty of people in this country don’t own cars and are unable to drive. Do you think they do shopping “for the whole week” and just walk with ten bags of groceries in their hands?
I've occasionally seen people carry a single bag of groceries now and then on the subway, but it's not really conducive to doing shopping for the whole week.
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