NEWS: San Francisco looks to ban free lunch at tech companies

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San Francisco looks to ban free lunch at tech companies

Post by clovercreek » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:02 pm

"....Safai painted the measure as a boon to work-life balance. "This is also about a cultural shift," he told the Chronicle. "We don't want employees biking or driving into their office, staying there all day long and going home. This is about getting people out of their office," he said.

While unusual, the law does have a precedent. In nearby Mountain View, local legislators barred Facebook from fully subsidizing on-site meals for 2,000 workers in the tech company's new offices, according to the Chronicle. It's an attempt to avoid the problem of empty streets and struggling restaurants that has plagued some parts of Silicon Valley. (Employers are allowed to pay for worker meals off-campus, of course.)

"If we have all these restaurants, we want this to be a successful development. If employers pay for it, that's fine," Michael Kasperzak, a former Mountain View mayor, told the Chronicle."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/san-franci ... companies/
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Re: San Francisco looks to ban free lunch at tech companies

Post by Puca! » Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:45 pm

clovercreek wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:02 pm
"....Safai painted the measure as a boon to work-life balance. "This is also about a cultural shift," he told the Chronicle. "We don't want employees biking or driving into their office, staying there all day long and going home. This is about getting people out of their office," he said.

While unusual, the law does have a precedent. In nearby Mountain View, local legislators barred Facebook from fully subsidizing on-site meals for 2,000 workers in the tech company's new offices, according to the Chronicle. It's an attempt to avoid the problem of empty streets and struggling restaurants that has plagued some parts of Silicon Valley. (Employers are allowed to pay for worker meals off-campus, of course.)

"If we have all these restaurants, we want this to be a successful development. If employers pay for it, that's fine," Michael Kasperzak, a former Mountain View mayor, told the Chronicle."

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/san-franci ... companies/

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Re: San Francisco looks to ban free lunch at tech companies

Post by oneopinion » Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:06 pm

Social construct at its best

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