happy friday, everyone! i think i’ll celebrate by finally telling you all about how i was this close 🤏🏽 to returning to @email@example.com and how ridiculously shitty they were to me at the end of my re-application process.
it all started in early May, and ended not even two weeks later
Attracting remote workers means good city policy – that's the root! Affordable housing, education … things that are good for everyone are good for remote workers. Not just "big cheap houses in the suburbs"
Even when I'm exhausted from bourgeois house arrest.
Streeteries should stay, and contribute to the life of the city. Remove parking requirements for buildings and fund public transit. Hire like whoa for the Streets department because workers are going to be quitting
That said, "remote work" only applies to a quite narrow class of work. You can't have remote garbage people. I don't want to visit a remote coffee shop. In-person industries have been overworked, jerked around, and are exhausted for very good reason …
Particularly attracting tech workers is a redistribution of income out of the Valley and into Philadelphia's economy, supporting social services, the arts, and the CITY we want to live in.
Remote work is *not* only people sitting in their suburban castles, but can be remote workers who CHOOSE to live in the city (and pay for it in property, wage taxes, and others esp. if they are independents)
That means public transit (mentioned in the article), but also coworking spaces and *places* for workers to go other than their city apartments. The libraries being closed to in-person being, and the general closure of public space the last 18 months, has been crushing.
This piece about how Philly is at-risk with the shift to remote work *almost* gets to the point but still misses it: https://www.inquirer.com/business/philly-jobs-remote-work-economy-recovery-pew-20210714.html
Remote work in Philadelphia is not about a collapse of downtown because of no offices. It's about a LIVEABLE Philadelphia 🧵
I am thrilled for America that @Erie@twitter.com has been appointed the Acting CTO for the @FTC@twitter.com and senior policy advisor for FTC Chair @linakhanFTC@twitter.com. Cannot wait to see what the two accomplish together.
@firstname.lastname@example.org is an incredible champion for consumers 👏👏
Today, @WHYY@twitter.com execs raised the threat of layoffs during union wage negotiations if we did not agree to their unreasonable demands.
This is an unconscionable stance. Here’s why 🧵 (1/6)
Use Firefox Focus as the default browser on your phone 💞
There’s another thing about dining technology that might give patrons pause: When you look at an online menu, the website begins to track you https://trib.al/5NmHAXl
terribly honored to be included in this @FastCompany@twitter.com piece (in SUCH good company). I talked about what the last year has been like watching companies give a lot of lip service to anti-racism - tl;dr: we have a long way to go: https://www.fastcompany.com/90644593/black-in-tech-project-facebook-google-tech-giants-pledged-billions-to-diversity-2020
*10% of gross income
Other note, I've become a big fan of @Charityvest@twitter.com in this process, if people use other things to give their money away, also cool. I also use @email@example.com in my toolkit as well
In a blast from the past, @firstname.lastname@example.org gives a mini thesis on his career progression. I really like seeing these stories. There is more than one path to success. https://twitter.com/mattklein123/status/1130206773078421504
by "about to" I mean "click now"! These shows are only 20-30 minutes, so enjoy some interesting visuals and music w ur lunch or chilling
ICYMI, we're doing a free two-day virtual conference on observability, June 9-10. I (maybe) promise to sidebar all the talks MST3K-style in the chat! https://o11ycon-hnycon.io/
I effing love Philly. @pamasaur for tech & other things in the wider world probably, still deciding if I want to share my life on >1 instance. she/her
Welcome to the first mastodon based community for Philadelphians who ❤️Philadelphia! Think of this instance as a new neighborhood in Philly that anyone can be a part of, because it's online.