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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%



 
GeneralLunch, Coffee and Interaction Pin
Jan Steyn19-May-20 0:55
MemberJan Steyn19-May-20 0:55 
Generaldriving to work gave some concentration Pin
maze319-May-20 0:44
professionalmaze319-May-20 0:44 
GeneralOther: the exercise and variety that comes from the commute Pin
Nelviticus18-May-20 23:56
MemberNelviticus18-May-20 23:56 
GeneralThe walks to the office and back home Pin
Member 798912218-May-20 21:44
MemberMember 798912218-May-20 21:44 
GeneralMiss Nothing Pin
_WinBase_18-May-20 21:17
Member_WinBase_18-May-20 21:17 
GeneralRe: Miss Nothing Pin
Member 792148319-May-20 9:30
MemberMember 792148319-May-20 9:30 
GeneralOther: Built in Time Management Pin
SkysTheLimit18-May-20 8:02
MemberSkysTheLimit18-May-20 8:02 
GeneralI've been working from home for years Pin
Fred Kreppert18-May-20 7:25
MemberFred Kreppert18-May-20 7:25 
I run my own home based business, so I have worked from home for 26+ years now. I enjoy it and don't miss anything about going into an office. I have a fairly large desk, a comfy office chair and a separate room designated as my office. What is difficult is the fact that everything I deal with is now shut down, so I am effectively unemployed. I'm spending my time working on future projects, and there are many of those, so I should be kept busy for quite some time yet. It is actually giving me time to work uninterrupted, so I am a bit more productive than usual, just not making any money from any of it right now, and what is lost can never be recoverable Sigh | :sigh:
GeneralThe free coffee Pin
CHill6018-May-20 4:49
mveCHill6018-May-20 4:49 
GeneralRe: The free coffee Pin
M.Vo.18-May-20 20:08
MemberM.Vo.18-May-20 20:08 
GeneralRe: The free coffee Pin
Jacquers18-May-20 21:07
MemberJacquers18-May-20 21:07 
GeneralRe: The free coffee Pin
Member 798912218-May-20 22:05
MemberMember 798912218-May-20 22:05 
GeneralRe: The free coffee Pin
den2k8819-May-20 2:25
professionalden2k8819-May-20 2:25 
GeneralOther: face to face conversations Pin
acomputerdog18-May-20 4:16
professionalacomputerdog18-May-20 4:16 
GeneralRe: Other: face to face conversations Pin
Member 798912218-May-20 22:04
MemberMember 798912218-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 
GeneralRe: I'm dreading the return to the office Pin
den2k8819-May-20 2:22
professionalden2k8819-May-20 2:22 
GeneralRe: I'm dreading the return to the office Pin
BryanFazekas19-May-20 2:29
MemberBryanFazekas19-May-20 2:29 
GeneralRe: I'm dreading the return to the office Pin
Dean Roddey19-May-20 16:06
MemberDean Roddey19-May-20 16:06 

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