C’mon back. We got snacks. 🤷🏻‍♀️

C’mon back. We got snacks. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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“Lyft’s new CEO reversed its WFH policy. Now he says employees should want to come back to the office ‘for the snacks.'”




Is it the mid 90s? Come to the office for snacks? What’s next – a slide in the office and ice cream Fridays? Good grief.


  • Lyft’s CEO says workers who don’t want to return to the office should come back — for the snacks.
  • He told employees they would need to come into the office three days a week starting in the fall.
  • David Risher’s mandate is a reversal of the “fully flexible” work policy Lyft instituted in 2022.

-Yahoo Finance, Ibid.


If you don’t hold it, you don’t own it. If you’re not the CEO or company owner, you don’t make the RTO vs WFH decision. Periodt. Oh yeah? Well, I’ll just quit and show them! Better know what you’re getting yourself into on that. The ole job market ain’t the sunshine and roses you might expect. (https://causeyconsultingllc.com/2023/07/24/rifs-cuts-and-closures/  https://thejobmarketjournal.com/f/when-the-problems-are-too-big-to-ignore  https://causeyconsultingllc.com/2023/07/02/death-by-interviews/  https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:7089249233882472448/)


At a company meeting in April, Risher reversed the “fully flexible” work policy Lyft instituted in March 2022. That policy had allowed almost all employees to live and work from anywhere. Instead, he announced that employees would need to return to the office at least three days a week in the fall, the New York Times reported after the meeting in April.

And when one employee asked why they would need to return, Risher said “for the snacks in the office,” the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing employees who attended the meeting.

-Yahoo Finance, Ibid.


Uh, yeah, OK. I’m thinking of a scene in The Devil’s Advocate when Kevin tells John about a threatening encounter he had on the street with his colleague, Eddie. John asks, “Was he drunk?” Same energy. Was this a joke? Cause you gotta know a flippant answer like that is going to make your employees mad.


Risher’s comments didn’t go over too well with employees, however, who rated him poorly on a scale of 1 to 5 following the meeting, the Journal reported. But things must have turned around because now Risher said he was rated well after a more recent meeting in late June, the Journal reported. The company declined to provide exact scores to Insider.

-Yahoo Finance, Ibid.


Maybe it was the snacks after all, LOL. Must’ve been some really good ones.


Lyft’s return-to-office mandate is one of several changes Risher has enacted since he took the helm as CEO in April.

Shortly after he stepped into the role he laid off 26% of Lyft’s workforce, and introduced new features for riders and drivers— changes that have helped the company reclaim some of its market share from Uber, the Journal reported.

The company used the money it saved on payroll cuts, for example, to lower its prices to better compete with Uber, the Journal reported. In fact, your Lyft ride might have gotten cheaper because of those job cuts.

-Yahoo Finance, Ibid.


Those folks got the boot, but: lower prices and snacks in the office, so, I mean, hey. 😒

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