Cheaper oil, in itself, is good for Japan. But economists have said that with manufacturers continuing to curb production and the government still calling on people to telework, the benefits of lower oil have been minimal.
Japan’s government asks people to stay home and miss work without offering any compensation for doing so. It’s typical of the elitist government here which has no feeling towards workers Wearing face masks, many go to work despite Abe’s call for telework
Dr. Birx describes the steps of phase one for states that will start reopening: Vulnerable people remain sheltered in place, social distancing is maximized, non-essential travel and gatherings of more than 10 people are avoided, and telework is encouraged
@TakujiOkuboJMA He specifically referenced “salarymen”. No question that those who can telework are hugely privileged. But if people who can telework aren’t, that’s a problem. I believe that was his point.
My DC offices continue to tele-work, and as of this afternoon, my state offices will no longer be scheduling in-person meetings. We continue to answer your phone calls and emails, and will keep working on behalf of the people of South Carolina.
NEW: The White House has told federal departments and agencies to “maximize telework flexibilities” for older employees and people with chronic health conditions – people deemed most at risk from coronavirus.
Tokyo is encouraging commuters to spend "Telework Day" working from home. But are people listening?