@andyw I had planned to retire (or partially retire) in June this year. Then came Covid19 and working from home in March. Working from home has been such a nice change of pace (most of the things I like about my job, with very few of the things that I dislike) that I have postponed my retirement for a while. Might as well keep those paychecks coming in while traveling and other recreation is limited anyway. And I have 8 extra hours not spent commuting every week for myself.
This poll seems biased against those of us who have gone to work every day, pandemic or otherwise, in that there is no option for “I fucking went to work anyway because I’m super important and necessary and shit”.
Never. This is Florida. We gots the 'Rona out there. Also a bunch of balls melting heat and ball eating gators. I didn’t buy a new A/C just to sit outside and get the 'Rona and the noms while sweating.
It is a huge to treat to have windows and doors looking out at my bird feeders while I work after years of never even knowing if the sun was shining outside the workroom. To actually bring expensive fabrics outside where it’s dirty and those same birds could shit on them is not an option.
We’re in a stretch of utterly vile 90±degree weather, so basically I’d rather chew off my own arm than spend time outdoors. Besides, I’m WFH through at least the end of the year, so I’ll have plenty of opportunity to work outdoors. Like maybe in October.
The cat won’t go outside, so why would I? Seriously, the cat refuses to go outside, and he’s an outdoor cat who used to only come inside to eat and occasionally sit in front of the TV and block half the picture. But I can’t say that I blame him. It’s hot. It’s humid. The insects are menacing. The snakes are probably getting cranky. The outdoors is best left to documentaries and paintings.