Working from home

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  1. FLOWING MINDSPIN

    FLOWING MINDSPIN Well-Known Member

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    Who's doing this these days?

    I got home from 311 Day and found out I was in quarantine for 14 days. I called my boss that Monday and found out everyone was being sent home. I've barely left the house since then.

    My department has a Zoom meeting to check in every morning and everyone takes turns as meeting chair. We are required to share a video.

     
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  2. skiing311

    skiing311 Well-Known Member

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    Working remotely as well.

    The first day we went remote (March 18), I woke up to a 5.7 magnitude earthquake here. It was quite the “welcome to the new 2020” moment.

    Haven’t been to the office since, and no clear indication of when we will be back (thankfully my company has been cautious thus far). My thinking is that people in my line of work are fortunate to have the luxury of staying safe from this virus by working at home, and it would be utterly stupid to squander that and force people back into the office until there’s a vaccine, treatment, or clear evidence that the virus is no longer a threat.

    So, I’m absolutely expecting that, at some point, they’re going to jettison the cautious common sense and ask us to go back to the office before any of those things I mentioned.
     
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  3. logosteel

    logosteel Well-Known Member

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    My entire environment went Virtual Desktop (we were nearly 1/3 virtual pre roni) so while we were semi prepared, they didn't expect the level of blame we (VDI) get.

    People don't realize bandwidth / latency and yes your shitty windows 7 laptop are the reason your desktop won't load.

    I still love it and couldn't be happier. There was mention of returning in July. My baby is due then, I'm not putting him at risk by going back to work with 100s of other people.
     
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  4. Terp

    Terp Well-Known Member

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    I've been working from home on my laptop and that's adequate, but last week I went into the office for the first time since March and got my two large monitors, keyboard, mouse, and docking station. Now my setup is basically identical to what I had in the office, and I feel like I just made the switch to working from home permanently.
     
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  5. jukeboxgroove

    jukeboxgroove Well-Known Member

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    I've been working from home since getting back from Vegas. I've always had the option, but never took advantage because I thought I wouldnt like it for various reasons. Those concerns have turned out to be false. When we have the option to go back, I think I'm going to work from home 3 days a week, maybe even all 5.

    It is really nice not having to commute, wear work clothes, have kitchen and bed nearby and being free to manage my day my way without anybody looking over your shoulder
     
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  6. FLOWING MINDSPIN

    FLOWING MINDSPIN Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone else just walk away and take a nap in the middle of the day?

    I do that, then I find myself working at 2am. I have no sense of time anymore.
     
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  7. skiing311

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    Yup! I work in a room that's an office/guest bedroom. My desk is right next to the bed. It's a quick transition from work to sleep, and vice versa. Ha
     
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  8. FLOWING MINDSPIN

    FLOWING MINDSPIN Well-Known Member

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    I work at a software company and so far all of our stats/numbers haven't changed, If anything they went up. I have a feeling they will keep us working from home for a long time.
     
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    Lunch break nap is the best
     
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    My work space is the living room and we have blackout shades. After i feed the kids i take a nap with them on the couch. It's wonderful.

    I also definitely work 10 hours with 2 hour nap in there.
     
  11. Jerp Derp

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    Been working remotely since 311 Day and I have mixed feelings about it.

    The commute was never an issue since I live so close to work. I just transitioned my workspace from my living room table to my room for more peace and quiet. Now I just need my docking station and keyboard from the office.

    Learning a new role with a high learning curve is challenging and doing it remotely adds another layer of complexity. I love what I do now though, and it doesn't feel like work. I have worked a couple of 12s since starting the new role last week and enjoyed every minute of it.

    I'm about to deactivate Facebook for a while so I can dedicate more time to learning.

    I'm an introvert, but our work culture is very social. Our workforce is pretty young for the most part, even at the Executive level. We're still finding ways to make things fun: themes on monthly department meetings (sports teams, silly hats, favorite Halloween costumes). But man, I miss my coworkers because they're like my second family.
     
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  12. Ronnie

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    I absolutely love working from home. No commute, no distractions from co-workers, no annoyances from c-workers. I listen to whatever I want, eat when I want, do a random chore when necessary, save on gas. Love it!
     
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  13. MargeInTheLargin

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    I've been working at home since mid-March, and my company seems to be in no rush to return to the office. We have no need for it, really. I worked at home full time for most of 2017 and returned to the office due to growth in the company at the very end of 2018 and had been wanting to return to working at home ever since. I love it.

    I'm saving about $100 or more in gas per month and I get nearly 2 hours back each day due to no commute. That shit really adds up and makes a big difference. It's nice being in my own space where I can put on some music on my nice speakers and get my work done. Being able to do little things around the house is great too throughout the day. I have a good routine as well where I make sure to get up and take walks throughout the day and get some more exercise after work. If I want to go for a jog or something it's also no big deal to come back sweaty and gross.

    Overall, it's very much ideal for me. I get to hang out with my dog every day and I have no kids or distractions in the house. I would not care if I ever went back to work in the office ever again.
     
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  14. speakeasy29

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    Raises hand. I take a nap a couple of times a week now that I’m working from home. I usually get started around 8:30 and go until noon, then make lunch, watch a 20-30 min show and take a 20-30 min nap and get back online when I wake up. It’s glorious and energizing.
     

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