Amazon’s recent announcement that it planned to return to “an office-centric culture as our baseline” prompted ire from some of the company’s 60,000-strong corporate workforce in the Seattle area.

Many Amazon workers said they hoped the company would take cues from other tech sector giants, including Microsoft and Salesforce, that have embraced a more hybrid model, allowing employees to continue working from home even after social distancing guidelines ease.

On KUOW on Monday, I shared more from my conversations with Amazonians — and why South Lake Union businesses are ecstatic to hear Amazon workers will be returning to offices.

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