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If you're working from home, what do you miss most about the office?

Survey period: 18 May 2020 to 25 May 2020

Maybe that's an oxymoron.

OptionVotes% 
Your coworkers. For better or worse30134.32
I miss nothing25228.73
An actual desk and actual office chair and actual work space17019.38
The understanding that you were "at work" and could actually get work done16018.24
The amusing and invigorating office gossip and jokes15417.56
The cafeteria or whatever local / office food provider at your work10511.97
Not having to Zoom to get work done758.55
I'm still at the office677.64
The relaxing morning and evening commute606.84
I'm not working from home (or not working)505.70
A reason to wear pants465.25
Other (please comment)414.68
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralRe: Other: face to face conversations Pin
kalberts18-May-20 22:04
Memberkalberts18-May-20 22:04 
GeneralNothing's Changed Pin
W Balboos, GHB18-May-20 1:30
mveW Balboos, GHB18-May-20 1:30 
GeneralI don't work at an office anymore Pin
Slacker00717-May-20 23:56
professionalSlacker00717-May-20 23:56 
GeneralRe: I don't work at an office anymore Pin
Toonser18-May-20 2:14
MemberToonser18-May-20 2:14 
GeneralRe: I don't work at an office anymore Pin
Slacker00718-May-20 2:31
professionalSlacker00718-May-20 2:31 
GeneralMy actual machine Pin
musefan17-May-20 23:26
Membermusefan17-May-20 23:26 
GeneralI'm dreading the return to the office Pin
den2k8817-May-20 21:24
professionalden2k8817-May-20 21:24 
GeneralRe: I'm dreading the return to the office Pin
BryanFazekas19-May-20 2:12
MemberBryanFazekas19-May-20 2:12 
Ditto. My total commute is ~1.5 hours/day through potentially heavy traffic filled with idiots who have no idea what a directional signal is, nor that other people are on the road with them. Many words can describe it, "relaxing" is not one of them.

I'm loving a 35 step commute vs. the normal 34 miles ...

In addition, I save $140 USD/month in gas alone, not including wear-n-tear on the car.

I have my laptop + dual 24" monitors at home (we were allowed to bring our equipment home) so my setup is the same as the office. I chat with co-workers during the day, and use conference calls when voice is needed, so my work is pretty much the same.
GeneralRe: I'm dreading the return to the office Pin
den2k8819-May-20 2:22
professionalden2k8819-May-20 2:22 
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BryanFazekas19-May-20 2:29
MemberBryanFazekas19-May-20 2:29 
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Dean Roddey19-May-20 16:06
MemberDean Roddey19-May-20 16:06 
GeneralRe: I'm dreading the return to the office Pin
den2k8819-May-20 21:20
professionalden2k8819-May-20 21:20 
GeneralThe Office Coffee Machine Pin
Amarnath S17-May-20 20:56
professionalAmarnath S17-May-20 20:56 
GeneralRe: The Office Coffee Machine Pin
Nemanja Trifunovic18-May-20 1:25
MemberNemanja Trifunovic18-May-20 1:25 
GeneralRe: The Office Coffee Machine Pin
den2k8818-May-20 2:12
professionalden2k8818-May-20 2:12 
GeneralRe: The Office Coffee Machine Pin
kalberts18-May-20 22:25
Memberkalberts18-May-20 22:25 
GeneralI miss the commute. Pin
OriginalGriff17-May-20 20:49
mveOriginalGriff17-May-20 20:49 
GeneralHuman to Human support time Pin
Eek Ten Bears17-May-20 20:40
MemberEek Ten Bears17-May-20 20:40 

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