@mehvid1@OnionSoup@PocketBrain I got a new job in March after a year long layoff due to a workforce reduction. I love my new job. It makes me wish I’d left the other one years ago. I look forward to going to work every day. Having a stable job you love is a real blessing. I should mention I don’t work from home. Our business is considered essential so we have only worked from home sparingly. Even then I was able to bring hardware home to do analysis on it. Not purely computer work.
I look over at the laptop on Sunday. I notice the rod iron chair i brought in from the patio because it has arm rests. And the fluffy blanket and pillow I had to scrunch up to sit there for the longest time. I notice this makeshift desk on my dining room table not on Saturdays…just Sundays
the impending dread. I think it’s the job. Fresh hell that awaits me …water utility commercial customers paying their annual bills.
@ZeroCharisma Come on…adding zeros is arguably making no change at all. Sounds like you either aren’t trying or you aren’t very good at this creative accounting thing. After all, lots of people have gotten rich doing it.
What is this WFH you keep talking about? I have to actually go to work. On a schedule that is given to me. It’s as if nothing has ever changed.
/youtube There is no tomorrow, it’s all the same fucking day
WFH started for me a year ago and I still like it! I don’t even mind when it edges into my weekends. I do mind when home edges into my work time too much. Monday is a good day as are the rest of the days that end in Y.
My husband has been WFH for a few months, I’ve been WFH since my son was born almost four years ago (you may debate the level of “W” FH that is, but I consider it such). My Mondays have changed, but they’re better now than they were, because there’s a second human adult around. Even if we don’t have heavy conversation, not having only to communicate with my toddlers (who I love, but who are not always pleasant) is a huge difference to my day. I don’t need much, but a shoutout to SAHPs out there who are primary caregivers without another adult around to offer a couple of moments of conversation; it’s hard. I’ll miss it once he goes back to work. Probably more than he’ll ever know.
I was doing the WFH thing before it was cool. Nothing’s changed for me except when I take a mid-morning break and take a walk I run into more of my neighbors taking a walk. They need to get back to their offices! :o)
Sunday nights were not nearly as depressing as it was when I had to go to the office the next day.
I had to go back to the office because my attention span and motivation were suffering due to the kids not getting along with each other or just coming in and wanting stuff while I was on a call.
Monday morning, 10AM is the all-hands Skype staff meeting where we have to justify our existence (and paycheck) by discussing the status of all the essential work we’ve been doing recently. After that, the week is free-range, smooth sailing. One more smaller project-specific meeting Tuesday afternoons but it is usually, both literally and figuratively, just phoning it in.
One thing that worries me about WFH is that while company’s are all hunky-dory about the similar (even increased) efficiency being discovered in many situations… I can’t help but feel things are being set up for companies to later realize… “Hmmm… you mean we don’t need to hire all of our folks in this expensive area near our offices???” “Wyoming has some people that we can train for half the local salary, you say?” followed later by… “There are trilingual PhDs in Bolivia that will gladly do this for 20% of what we pay??!”
Maybe a hybrid approach could be offered, where WFH can be used to augment work-life balance giving employees an option for when they need to be home (waiting for an electrician, staying off a sprained ankle, or whatever) but not requiring they use up PTO.
The more likely discussion will be… “Wait, so we don’t need to lease all of this office space, heating/cooling costs, phone lines or internet, insure for workplace injuries, staff to clean the place, buy office supplies, maintain equipment, computers, printers and expensive printer ink, or even buy coffee, stock the break room, and we can cancel that catering/cafeteria contract. Our employees will provide all of that in their homes for free! With all the savings our bonuses will be insane!”
@jester747 It’s OK if the board is pissed at the CEO for screwing the pooch. At least he’s not as bad as POTUS. Oh, and they have a line on another old white guy and if we bump his offer over the CEO he’s replacing, he promises he will suck less. They better jump on it. Talent like that doesn’t just fall off the turnip truck.