Day: October 6, 2020

‘Work from work:’ How a U.S. energy firm’s office return left some employees bruised

By Liz Hampton and Erwin Seba

HOUSTON (Reuters) – As the world experimented with working from home, U.S. energy firm Phillips 66 Co <PSX.N> went the other way: it imposed a “work-from-work” policy for staff at its Houston headquarters in May even as the city became a hot spot for the pandemic.

After a brief spike in COVID-19 cases in July, Phillips 66 avoided a major outbreak while remaining nearly fully staffed at its 1.1 million-square-foot Houston campus. The policy also put the company’s white-collar workers on the same footing as refinery staff who were unable to work from home

P Chidambaram asks states to confront Centre on compensation cess issue; will states stick to their guns?

Though the centre has increased the borrowing limit under option one, the same is not expected to pacify the opposition-ruled states and they are expected to stick to their guns.

Former Minister of Finance P Chidambaram today said that it is unfair and unjust to ask state governments to borrow the money and the states must stand firm at the next meeting on 12 October. The liability to provide the GST compensation to the full extent falls on the central government thus the onus of finding the resources also falls on the central government, P Chidambaram added in a tweet.

LinkedIn launches Stories in India so members can share their professional updates more casually with others

In the story feature, options to add stickers have also been included in order to bring visual excitement to LinkedIn Stories.

Social networking site for work professionals LinkedIn has introduced a new feature in India that will allow users to share their professional moments with others. The feature is Instagram-like and is called Stories, which according to the company, will help members share their experiences with their communities more casually, creatively, and authentically. This new feature will let members publish photos as well as videos of up to 20 seconds. Just like Instagram, the stories will be visible on the