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During an address, Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey made a joke about remote work, calling people who work from home 'losers'. He urged people to return to downtown and criticized remote work for allegedly negatively impacting the downtown economy.
If they do that for a few months, you become a loser. It's a study. We're not losers, are we?
Many office spaces and businesses in downtown Minneapolis have been empty since the COVID-19 pandemic, with companies shifting to remote work. Frey encouraged people to come back to work in-person and experience the greatness of downtown. However, a spokesperson clarified that the study Frey mentioned was not real, and he was just joking.
A spokesperson for the mayor cleared the air and told Fox 9 that Frey was joking, and the study wasn't real.