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The management had a meeting today (on Phone) and we will all be working from home for at least the next couple of days. Even the support staff won't be coming in. I won't go as far, to say that we have a giant user-base but we do have a good number of people who use our product.
The thought of no support has been making me giggly all day!
We just had a department meeting and I managed to be one of the half a dozen people who will not be working from home (out of about 95 in the dept.). The others are support staff who need to be in... I volunteered.
1. I get to work in a private office all by myself with multiple screens, instant access to our intranet, database servers, TFS server (sorry, Azure DevOps server as it's now called), very high speed internet with no competition for bandwidth, the ability to play my choice of music without the need for headphones, all the coffee I can drink, effectively a private bathroom, and lots of peace and quiet plus sackfuls of Brownie Points.
2. I only live 20 minutes away (less when traffic is light, like now) and have secure parking that I have to pay for whether I use it or not.
3. I avoid all the honey-dos she indoors would have me doing if I was home, working or otherwise.
4. Easy Social Distancing!
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
I avoid all the honey-dos she indoors would have me doing if I was home, working or otherwise
People who think "working from home" means you can interrupt your work day to do things that are not work-related are people you would not want working for you remotely.
Years ago (at a previous job where working from home was an option) we had interviewed a lady who suddenly got rather ecstatic at the idea of not having to pay for daycare services. We tried to explain that's not how it works. She didn't get the job.
Especially if you are not, or cannot be setup properly; or if in this case you have kids in the house at the same time.
No kids, no wife, no girlfriend. If I get interrupted, it's by phonecalls. And people who know me now understand that if they wouldn't call me during work hours about something if I was working at an office, then it should wait until after 5. Most are smart enough to understand that.
And the corollary, working from home does not mean working more than your usual number of hours; so no work in the evening or during the week-end.
Totally agreed. If I'm on a roll and I'm making great progress at something, then I'm not necessarily gonna stop just because of the clock...but I absolutely do not make a habit out of this.
Life choices my friend. I still remember some aunts of mine thinking I was being cute when I said at the age of 7 I was never going to get married. The older I get, the less incentive I feel I have to change that. And the more people give me reasons not to.
I don't mind working from home - I have the house to myself (except for the pugs, who sleep all day). I have worked from home several times, since I live in Florida and have worked (remote) in Iowa, Virginia, and a company about 40 miles away. I agree with the precept of dressing for work, and no non-work interruptions (no TV, Pandora playing, dedicated work-only laptop). Since the first of the year medical reasons make work from home almost mandatory.
A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, navigate a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects! - Lazarus Long
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