Who to thank for SF’s stellar virus response?

While national media has praised San Francisco Mayor London Breed for the city and area’s response to the coronavirus, local news paints a different picture. The shelter-at-home order was actually issued by seven regional health directors.

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Mayor Breed. She set the proper tone.
The health officials who issued the orders.
They’re equally important.
It doesn’t matter who gets the credit.

When will you feel safe taking public transit?

The New York City subway has stopped 24/7 service in order to clean every single subway car from 1-5 a.m. But ridership is still down 92%, mirroring declines in mass transit systems all across the world. For some people, though, public transit is their only option to get to work. Will you use it, and when?

Would you go back to a job you don't deem "safe"?

Workers at a chicken processing plant in Texas walked off the job recently, citing concerns over a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) and the inability to social distance. For people that work in environments where you share space with others, like restaurants and manufacturing plants, would you go back to work without PPE or the ability to social distance?

Should Elon Musk have opened up his Tesla factory?

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Elon Musk sent employees back to work at Tesla’s Fremont, California factory on May 11, a full week before Alameda County was willing to allow the factory to resume production. It seems especially selfish with the heavy hit that the economy is already taken that he would now make county residents foot the bill for yet another tantrum. Alameda County is already working with him to give him the special privilege to open up long before other businesses in the area and he couldn’t even wait a week.

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Teslas are essential to switching us over to non-fossil-fueled transit and thus limiting the effects of climate change. We need Tesla the company to be in as good financial shape as possible, and that means being able to ship all the cars needed to meet demand—which means Tesla production is essential. Government shouldn’t stand in the way of businesses or progress.

Should people ‘work from home' permanently?

Twitter is allowing its employees—with few exceptions—to work from home indefinitely. Should all businesses that can technically function with an all-remote workforce be allowed to do the same?

Let my kid pull my hair?

I’m a guy with below the ear curly hair. I have a 6mo LO who loves to pull on my hair, and even pull my face to hers to give me a “kiss.” I love it.
But, I’m afraid this is setting a bad norm for her. She’s starting to pull everyone’s hair! What should I do?

Will the Immigration March change anything?

Hundreds of thousands of people showed up nationwide to march and voice their opposition to immigration policies. There are many photos showing great support, signs, and emotion all across the country for what protestors believe is right and good. It's powerful and moving. Yet questions ensue: does a “Families Belong Together” March cut it? Will it have enough impact to facilitate change? Will it create necessary changes to policies? Will it put the right people in office to make those changes? Or, will everyone go back to their lives? Until the next March.

Homeless Crisis: Will you still visit SF?

Tourism in San Francisco is down—both personal and business conferances. Many people believe it's because of the increased homelessness problem. Has the homeless crisis impacted your desire to visit the city by the bay?

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Yes, I still enjoy visiting SF
Yes, but only if I'm obligated
No, I will not, niether with my family or for business
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Is it finally time to QUIT Social Media?

Trust is consistently being reported as one of the most important issues facing the world today. Trust in the media, the government, tech, and each other. It's a time when people are being attacked on social media for expressing their opinions, and freaked out by how their personal information is being exploited.

[to my boss] You want me to sign what? now?

I work for a small start up with 20 people. We were in 2 days of leadership meetings and then I was scheduled to be on PTO for a long weekend in NY with my husband. I knew the board was finalizing a new funding round and they were expecting it to close in the next day or 2.

On the 6 hour plane ride to NY on Thursday I received a slack message from my boss saying I needed to sign a document. 30 minutes later he asks for my husband's email because he needs to sign also.

I land in NY where it takes us hours to get from the airport to the hotel and we had dinner plans and show tickets. I ask what the document is and he says it is simply agreeing that the company can have first right to buy my shares when I want to sell them. My husband’s document asks him to agree as my spouse that he read the Agreement and agrees to the terms of it but he actually hasn’t been sent the agreement. Nor have I.

At this point my boss is asking me to sign the documents that evening but it is already after 9 pm for us and we are in a broadway show. I decide not to sign because I want to wait until the morning until I can focus on it. In the morning I ask for the agreement to which we are being asked to have read and agreed to. He sends it. We read it and we sign—not fully understanding what we are signing- but not seeing any red flags. The other 3 employees all signed the night before.

While we did not delay the close of the funding round we gave the CEO the impression we were asking to potentially modify the agreement and he came to the conclusion we didn’t trust the leadership. He sends me a fairly snarky comment to that effect. I believe in order to avoid that outcome I just needed to immediately sign the document and ask my husband to do so as well. What would you have done ?