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Social Security Stops Letting Their Employees Work From Home

Posted by John Kuhnlein | Mar 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

In recent years, Social Security has permitted or even encouraged, some of their workers to perform their jobs from home. They called it TeleWork. The goals of the program were admirable: fewer workers meant less need for leased office space, for example 

Now the party is over. Social Security announced that all those teleworkers need to get back in their cars and head to the local office again. The purported reason for this change is to improve customer service. We'll see.

Bad News For Netflix?

My favorite response to this news was the suggestion to short-sell Netflix stock.  The idea behind this wit is that

TeleWorker Hard At It

there will soon be fewer folks sitting around all day watching Friends and, ironically, The Office. This joke may overstate the situation a little, but there is also a lot of truth in it.

Doesn't Seem Like There Was Much Work In TeleWork

I have dealt with Social Security employees who are "working" from home. I can't prove anything, but it sure seems like they were even less available than those sad souls who had to get dressed and go to work in a Social Security office. The temptation to goof off, or not work at all is very powerful when you are in your house in your pajamas.

Better Customer Service?

We are paying these people to work. I say having them get dressed and report for duty is the least we can expect. Will it improve customer service? I don't know. My guess is: Of course not.

About the Author

John Kuhnlein

Since 1992, I have been helping the people of Southern Arizona get the benefits they are due. Before devoting all my efforts to assisting people with Social Security disability claims, I also handled such complex lawsuits as medical malpractice and products liability. I brought to my Social Security cases all the skills and attention to detail that I developed in the courtroom. I approach each Social Security disability case as if it were a million-dollar lawsuit. For the people trying to get Social Security benefits, their claim is every bit as important. Because I have personally handled so many Social Security cases, I have refined the skills I need to win your case for you. I have helped people win cases for every kind of ailment from arthritis to valley fever. At present, I am focused on helping those persons with neurological and orthopedic disorders. Because claims for people over age fifty bring additional complications, I particularly seek out those cases to work on. I regularly write about back and spine conditions on my blog. I actively seek out the latest information about orthopedic and neurological disorders to ensure I can represent my clients as effectively as possible. Because of my current focus, I regret that I am not able to take any cases for mental disorders. If you are over age fifty and suffer from any orthopedic or neurological disorder, please contact me at once.


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