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I need to provide a picture of my desk and chair at home along with 2 page long form before I can be granted a right to work from home ( This implies that whenever I work from home I have to sit at that desk on that very chair ). That is the new policy decided by culture council.
Zen and the art of software maintenance : rm -rf *
Maths is like love : a simple idea but it can get complicated.
That you are going to do this in a professional manner, rather than taking your lappie to bed with you? It also may be an "Elf and Softy" matter - checking that your new working environment is suitableabd safe, so you don't sue the company later.
Still stupid though ... How will they know it's not a stock picture from t'interwebs?
Bad command or file name. Bad, bad command! Sit! Stay! Staaaay...
You were spot-on about the workplace safety thing in not taking the laptop to bed.
I contracted for one of the major banks here, and the form we'd sign to work from home specifies that they could send someone in person during working hours on the bank's behalf to examine your setup at home! Word was that they actually do a couple of these things once every six months or so.
If someone was found sitting on a mattress and working, they would lose their privilege to work from home.
Labor laws in Australia require that an employer provide the employees a safe workplace. By allowing you to work from home, they're burdened with the responsibility of ensuring that your setup at home is safe. At least to an extent that you won't cause yourself some sort of injury (RSI?) while working from home.
They'd possibly be looking at desk height, ergonomics of the chair, etc. and see if you have a comfortable keyboard and mouse if you're going to use a laptop for extended periods of time. Remember that if you injure yourself while working from home, they're responsible for that as you were working for them at the time.
I think very little is being asked of you in exchange for the freedom of working from home. Remember - your employer has FAR better things to do (like making money) than ensuring you'll work safely at home.
Nobody is forcing you to fill those forms - you could do them if you'd like to work from home, or go to work every day. It's not a right, but a privilege to work from home, so quit whining at once.
A few months after I was diagnosed, the place I was working allowed me a trial return to work, working from home. It didn't work out - I was still unable to complete the work in a timely manner - but before they allowed it, the sent a person out to examine my home working environment. Not only the desk and the chair had to be good, the lighting was important, the work area had to be free from obstacles, and I needed fast access to first aid and a fire extinguisher. Apparently, if there are any accidents or injuries while working from home, the employer is still responsible.
Mick ------------------------------------------------ It doesn't matter how often or hard you fall on your arse, eventually you'll roll over and land on your feet.
published under CPOPL (Code Project Open Poetic License)
~ just chemistry dancing
these atoms that wandered into being me,
appearing to stay together for a reason
that apparently involves genes, and sex,
more than any metaphysical hypothetical:
here it is, a language of all-dried-out
eviscerating the moist wrinkles of love
as it celebrates its own surgical skill
so, what poets and fools get up or down
to, sweeping the reality of atoms under
fantastically patterned rugs of fantasy;
what the frolics of oohs, aahs, and ohs,
that murmuring choirs of flesh on flesh
chant to embellish the primate guttural:
stripped naked's just chemistry dancing
«There is a spectrum, from "clearly desirable behaviour," to "possibly dodgy behavior that still makes some sense," to "clearly undesirable behavior." We try to make the latter into warnings or, better, errors. But stuff that is in the middle category you don’t want to restrict unless there is a clear way to work around it.» Eric Lippert, May 14, 2008
If something has a solution... Why do we have to worry about?. If it has no solution... For what reason do we have to worry about? Help me to understand what I'm saying, and I'll explain it better to you Rating helpful answers is nice, but saying thanks can be even nicer.
Reminds me a little bit of when Kurt Vonnegut said that if we could only view each other as walking test-tubes we'd all understand each other a whole lot better. I think it was in Breakfast of Champions.
Today I'm on my home laptop running Windows 10 Anniversary edition. On Edge & Chrome, I cannot watch a preview video on Udemy. I was just watching these the other day. Here's an example, would you mind trying?
You'll see a little video area and a "Preview this course" text and a play button. On both Edge and Chrome I see a brief flicker and then nothing as the window tries to pop up.
Now, I just tried to click the filter buttons on CodeProject.com ([All], [Android], etc) and they will not work either. In both of those browsers. This is very odd.
Anyone else seeing this? In the mean time I'll reboot and see what happens. Then I'll try other browsers too. Thanks for any input.
EDIT 1 Just noticed when I went to restart there seems to be an update wanting to install. I'll install and see what happens.
Edit 2 I just installed FireFox and went to the udemy site and I can play the video. The site looks drastically different in FireFox though. And the filters on the codeProject front page still do not work. Are those broken on the site? Is it the site and not just me? I've used those in the past. (posted using FireFox)
Edit 3 Just noticed that at the top of the firfox page (on udemy.com) there is a little note that "firefox has prevented the outdated plugin "Adobe Flash" from running on https://www.udemy.com". Hmm... maybe this is all a Flash related issue?
Edit 4 Thanks to all who responded. It seems as if the two issues I experienced were both related to the sites themselves. 1. CodeProject's main page filter menus ([All] [Android] [C#] [C++] do not seem to currently work -- do not seem to filter and when you click them they are never set as selected.
2. the udemy video seemed to be failing from the source.
Just checked the filters on CP home page with IE11. Either they don't work, or I don't know what I'm doing...probably the latter. Clicking any filter shows the same content and doesn't seem to be 'remembered' when going back to the home page. All is always selected...maybe that's just the way it works???
Thanks for trying. That is not the way it works actually, because I used that functionality in the past few weeks and it worked. I am an Android dev and normally I can click the Android one and it will stick there and show only most current Android articles until I click another. it will stick there over browser sessions normally which is nice if you read a particular type of article. Thanks,
Thanks for replying. Okay, I guess there is something odd going on with that site. I was just having all of these issues and couldn't figure out what was going on. you know what else? I went into my wife's computer and it is knocked off the Internet again and it says, "Please activate Win10".