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Microsoft: Most employees can work from home less than 50 percent of the time

Microsoft officials this week set some new official guidelines for work-from-home for the company’s 166,000 or so employees as of 2019. Most employees will be able to work from home part-time, meaning less than 50 percent. With manager approval, some will have the option to work from home full-time.

The new rules are the result of the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. In early March, Microsoft began setting policies around which employees could and should work from home. In July, Microsoft officials said the company planned to reopen its offices partially in January 2021 at the earliest.

Then, as now, some employees are required to be onsite, depending on employees’ roles.

Microsoft management began circulating the new work-from-home rules selectively earlier this week, according to my contacts. The Verge reported on October 9 that Microsoft’s Chief People Office Kathleen Hogan also said employees could have the option of working from

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Aukey: Up to 46 percent off chargers or power banks for your home, home office, or car

One thing that I’ve noticed has changed with coronavirus is that people working from home need more charging capability than they once had. A bedside charger for your gadgets isn’t enough anymore.

Amazon Prime Day is coming, but Aukey is kicking off with the discounts early, offering as much as 46 percent off chargers and power banks.

Yes, you read that right, up to 46 percent off!

But you have to be fast, because there deals end midnight on October 12th!

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41% off AUKEY 8000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank with 18W Power Delivery-PB-Y25

It’s a 8000mAh power bank and it’s a wireless charger all in one unit!

  • Convenient Wireless Charging: Charge your Qi-compatible phone or wireless charging case for earbuds at up to 5W
  • Future-Proof Power Source: A sleek, slimline power bank with 18W Power Delivery output, Quick Charge 3.0 output, and Adaptive Charging USB output to charge all
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Over 80 Percent of Millennials Have Done a DIY Home Improvement Project During Pandemic Shutdown

Millennials are getting handier around the home since lockdown measures began, according to new research.



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A poll of 2,000 homeowners conducted by OnePoll in conjunction with Bernzomatic found that compared to other generations, millennials have been the busiest, with 81 percent having tackled a home improvement project since March, according to SWNS.



a woman standing in a kitchen: For 65 percent of those polled, a project was done to save money while 49 percent simply needed something to keep themselves busy while being in lockdown


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For 65 percent of those polled, a project was done to save money while 49 percent simply needed something to keep themselves busy while being in lockdown

The survey examined the various home improvement projects American homeowners completed while stay-at-home orders have been in effect — and looked at why they’ve taken them on.

For 65 percent of those polled, a project was done to save money while 49 percent simply needed something to keep themselves busy while being in lockdown.

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