Well, it appears the bosses are "cracking down".
"You wanna work for us, you will do so in the office during assigned hours". "Recession and layoffs are a coming, and you best doeth as we sayeth".
This should make landlords, transit agencies, restaurants, taverns - and Mr. Wolf, all "happy happy".
Wall Street Journal
..Employers are losing their patience with empty desks in the office.
Companies including investment giant Vanguard Group, workplace technology company Paycom Software Inc.and others have sent directives to employees in recent weeks, urging workers to follow existing hybrid schedules or to come into the office on additional days in 2023, according to internal memos viewed by The Wall Street Journal and interviews with employees. In some cases, bosses have told those who fail to comply that they could face termination within weeks.
Employees at some companies have challenged new directives in corporate all-hands sessions. Those pushing to remain at home say they find in-office work unproductive and commuting inefficient. Employers, meanwhile, say bringing workers back together is important because it helps with issues such as problem solving, training new hires and reinforcing corporate culture.
Incidentally, the two concerns noted by The Journal - Paycom Software and the Vanguard Group - won't do much for mass transit. Paycom is located in Oklahoma City; need more be said? Vanguard is now located in Malvern PA. Even though Malvern - one stop West of Paoli - is of course served by SEPTA, their "corporate Campus" is miles away with plenty of parking available.