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한줄상식: Twitter :회원들끼리 휴대폰이나 컴퓨터를 이용해 간단한 메시지를 주고받을 수 있는 마이크로블로그(micro-blog, 미니블로그서비스를 말한다.

JPMorgan미국의 종합금융 투자은행Amazon:미국의 전자상거래를 기반으로 한 IT 기업 /

마이크로소프트 [MicrosoftCorporation] :미국 워싱턴 본사를 둔 다국적 기업으로 세계 최대의 컴퓨터 소프트웨어 및 하드웨어 기업.

 

position 상황/ extending 뻗다연장하다/  watershed 분수선분수계 분수령


 

 

The boss of Twitter has told many of his employees that they can work from home forever if they want to. CEO Jack Dorsey told many workers that they will be allowed to work from home even after the coronavirus pandemic ends. Twitter said most of its offices would not open before September.

Twitter said it was in a good position to have many of its workers working from their home. It is an online company so many employees and bosses can contact each other on video conferencing platforms like Zoom. The company said: "We were uniquely positioned to respond quickly and allow folks to work from home, given our emphasis on decentralization and supporting a distributed workforce capable of working from anywhere." It added: "The past few months have proven we can make [working from home] work. If our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen.“

It's amazing how quickly the pandemic changed the manner in which businesses operate. While people previously worked from home, it wasn't a universally adopted policy. With companies ordered to shut down by authorities to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, workers and management quickly adjusted to the new arrangements. The experiment proved to be more successful than ever imagined. The ascension of Zoom online videos, Slack, Google Hangouts and other technologies connecting people working from home with their colleagues and bosses appeared to work out relatively smoothly. As schools were closed and children were sent home, it was convenient that parents were there to look after them and offer assistance with their schooling. 

Over the last few weeks, we’ve seen reports that major corporations, including JPMorgan, Facebook, Capital One, Amazon, Microsoft, Zillow and others, announced that they’re extending their work-from-home policies.

Chief financial officers recognize the huge potential savings they’d realize by not needing to house thousands of workers in highly expensive skyscrapers in overcrowded cities. Executives see an opportunity to also do something positive for our environment. By eliminating the commute to the office, the environment will dramatically improve.

Job seekers now won’t be restricted to work within the confines of their geographic boundaries. Most people work within a reasonable commute from home.

Twitter’s new policy may be a watershed event that helps make the lives better for millions of workers, but also hurt the careers of many people too.


1. How did the pandemic affect the way companies conduct their business?

2. What other major corporations are set to extend work-from-home policies?

3. Why is Twitter’s new policy considered to be a watershed event?

4. What would you feel when you are told that you can work from home even after the pandemic?

5. Which do you prefer, working in the office or working from home? Why?