Back-to-office plans disrupt Apple and Google


In this edition of 5 Things, Food Management highlights five things you may have missed recently about developments affecting on-site catering.

Here’s your list for today:

  1. Back-to-office plans shake up Apple and Google

The demands of office work versus remote work have shaken the workforce at two large Bay Area tech companies, Google and Apple, an issue that is also affecting the future of two corporate catering programs. internally. At Google, CEO Sundar Pichai in May unveiled plans for a “hybrid” work environment that would require most employees to work from their desks at least three days a week starting in September, resulting in 20% of the workforce. business to work remotely, an additional 20%. working from new locations with salary adjustments based on the local market and the rest working from the office. The result, it seems, would be strain on office transfers, pay adjustments and remote working, with competition for transfers and the prospect of pay cuts sparking growing anger.

Meanwhile, Apple announced in June a hybrid work schedule that will see employees return to the office three days a week starting in September. A request from a group of employees for more flexibility was flatly denied, Deirdre O’Brien, the company’s senior vice president of retail and people, telling employees in a video that “We believe that In-person collaboration is essential to our culture and to our If we take a moment to reflect on our incredible product launches this year, the launch products and execution have been built on the years of hard work we have performed when we were all together in person. “

Read more: Google employees angry at search giant’s ‘hypocritical’ remote work policies, Apple employees threaten to resign as company takes hardline stance on remote working

  1. Waco ISD to Give $ 1,000 in Bonuses to Cafeteria Employees

The Waco Independent School District in Texas will spend $ 8.6 million in pandemic assistance over the next few years to give bonuses of up to $ 10,000 to teachers and up to $ 1,000 to wardens and caregivers. cafeteria employees. The district’s expected turnover rate this year is 21%, down from 26% two years ago, but higher than 17% last year, said Josie Gutierrez, deputy superintendent of human resources. In a typical year, the district also fills 12 to 15 gatekeeper positions and 35 to 40 cafeteria positions.

Read more: Waco ISD teachers to get bonuses up to $ 10,000; guards, cafeteria workers to get up to $ 1,000

  1. Hospital to provide seven-day meals for ex-high-risk patients

Bridgeport Hospital in Connecticut has launched a pilot of its Medically Adapted Meal Program to meet the dietary needs of patients at risk for frequent hospitalizations. The two-month trial offers lunch and dinner seven days a week to a select group of patients from the complex care program at the hospital’s primary care center, which manages the needs of patients with multiple medical conditions and social.

Read more: Bridgeport Hospital Creates Special Meal Program For Those At Risk For Frequent Hospitalizations

  1. COVID surge threatens return of in-person classes to Hawaii schools

With two weeks until the start of fall classes for schools in the Department of Education in Hawaii, one of the largest districts in the country, there is still a lot of uncertainty due to the effect of the recent COVID-19 cases spike on plans to bring public school students of all grade levels back to class. School cafeterias are of particular concern, notes Glen Iwamoto, principal of Waimalu Primary School. “Right now, we are working on putting up barriers between the students to at least protect them that way, because this is the only time they will be unmasked,” he said.

Read more: As the new school year approaches, plans to bring students back remain unclear

  1. University reduces use of off-campus meal plan

Like many other institutions of higher education, Emerson College in Massachusetts is reducing some of the extensions it has offered in its meal plans over the past year to meet pandemic necessities, including expanding use meal plans at off-campus restaurants. For the fall semester 2021, Emerson’s residential meal plans cancel the use of the Board Bucks retail component in off-campus restaurants. The default residential plan, which previously consisted of 12 meals per week and $ 800 in Board Bucks per semester, now provides 23 meals per week, but only $ 150 in Board Bucks per semester.

Read more: College Changes Meal Plan Options, Reduces Board Buck Use

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