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Today, I was told not to expect to return to my NYC office for 4-5 months...
...by which time it might be recommended to work at home again.

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First Speaker (3,465 posts)

1. ...yeah...just in time for the Second Wave...

...that sounds like the title of a bad 60s sci-fi film, doesn't it? Oh well...this whole year 2020 has been like living in a bad sci-fi film..

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Coventina (21,303 posts)

11. I miss my office like a missing limb.

I had a strict work/home split.

All my work stuff was at work.

I have a tiny home of less than 1000 sq. ft.

My husband and I are both working from home now, and we are almost to the point of divorce, because we have very different working styles and have to share a tiny space and very limited bandwidth.

I'm miserable and can't wait to get back.

on edit: typo

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Tipperary (5,989 posts)

13. You are not on a ventilator fighting for your life.

Perspective is everything.

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Coventina (21,303 posts)

15. WTAF? I was replying to a comment that the paradigm shift should be permanent.

Of course I am fine with doing the right thing for public health and safety right now. I wouldn't dream of doing anything else.

Good grief!

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4. Maybe, just maybe society as a whole, will realize the benefits of working from home now.

Most businesses opposed work at home efforts for they feel like employees needed to be monitored to ensure that in fact, they are working (and sadly there are some that ruin this work at home concept and instead goof off and not actually work). Because of literally a few bad apples, working at home was/is ruined for a majority of workers. Workarounds can be developed such as weekly show up in person meetings at the office (or somewhere else if needed, etc.).

Being in IT for a long time, it was nice. The bad part was the constant 24x7 computer siren call in case of a system or job failure, especially if you had online and/or batch responsibilities. But it was nice to be able to log in from home, fix the problem(s) (missing file, etc., whatever, and rerun the failed job(s)).

I hope that work at home becomes more prevalent, it is worth it, truly. Just make sure that the 'bad apples' are picked through first, this is a privilege that needs to be earned.

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Star Member Skittles (128,305 posts)

5. I hate working from home

would be OK if I could do it with one laptop but I have two laptops, four monitors and a hard drive.....and the multiple connections I need are nowhere near as stable at home as they are at work

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Star Member honest.abe (4,131 posts)

6. We were just told to plan to work from home until at least Sept 1.

That was a bit shocking. This is really going to drag out for a long long time.

At least until the election...  :whatever:

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Republicans are hazardous to your health.

The first disease we have to overcome is the Republican disinformation disease.

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Re: I was told not to expect to return to my NYC office for 4-5 months
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2020, 05:59:49 PM »
I almost believe this fable because cuhomo and Debolshivek.

I hope it is true.

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Re: I was told not to expect to return to my NYC office for 4-5 months
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2020, 06:37:54 PM »
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5. I hate working from home

would be OK if I could do it with one laptop but I have two laptops, four monitors and a hard drive.....and the multiple connections I need are nowhere near as stable at home as they are at work

I guess Skittles is one of those people that keep the IT department busy all day.

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Re: I was told not to expect to return to my NYC office for 4-5 months
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2020, 07:14:15 PM »
I am working from home. 3 monitors and one desktop...all from work. I am no IT but I set it up just fine.
I talk to people just like the lazy DUmmies. They are hoping for 6 months to a year off with pay...nope.
I'm expected back at work by the end of June....I was never laid off.

Life will never be full of the freebies DUmmys dream of.

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Re: I was told not to expect to return to my NYC office for 4-5 months
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2020, 08:41:31 PM »
I am working from home. 3 monitors and one desktop...all from work. I am no IT but I set it up just fine.
I talk to people just like the lazy DUmmies. They are hoping for 6 months to a year off with pay...nope.
I'm expected back at work by the end of June....I was never laid off.

Life will never be full of the freebies DUmmys dream of.

I have a desktop PC with 3 hard drives and currently two monitors, but at one time I had the computer hardwired  to the TV, so it was like 3 monitors. That was on the computer I built myself. :)

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Re: I was told not to expect to return to my NYC office for 4-5 months
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2020, 09:39:57 PM »
And we're supposed to believe that DUmmies actually have jobs?
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Re: I was told not to expect to return to my NYC office for 4-5 months
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Today, I was told not to expect to return to my NYC office for 4-5 months...
...by which time it might be recommended to Find another job.
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Re: I was told not to expect to return to my NYC office for 4-5 months
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2020, 03:07:20 PM »
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Coventina (21,303 posts)

11. I miss my office like a missing limb.

I had a strict work/home split.

All my work stuff was at work.

I have a tiny home of less than 1000 sq. ft.

I believe the word coventina is looking for is "hovel."
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