what I like about this: A lot of people are now telecommuting.
Sen. Mike Braun (R., Ind.) sent a letter to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), whose staff maintains telework policies except for a receptionist at his office’s front desk, calling for an end to all pandemic-era policies. Democrats’ reluctance to end COVID-19 policies, Braun wrote, is responsible for the loss of these jobs. [emphasis added]
So the staff is largely telecommuting. Hmmmm. And are you so naïve that you don’t think Senators and Representatives make use of this technology all the time already? Tell me again just why anyone needs to be in DC in order to be a Senator or Representative?
Seems to me that this is one of the easiest cases to make for telecommuting!
“You won the election–here is the VPN site and secure login, a phone number for 24-hour tech help, and a secure cell phone. You have a pot of money for a local office, and office and home security. You also have an allotment for staff, including an IT staff member. Thank you for your service. Senators and Representatives meet for a week together in March and in October–arrangements will be made for that and you will be notified. If you have any questions, just call.”
The pandemic has sucked. But it could lead to MUCH better governance.
Hopefully, the cafeteria is only the first thing to close…