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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Gin Buckets, May 6, 2015.
I’m glad I got a taste of it this year, because now I know I overall prefer working in an office
I automatically think less of someone who waves goodbye at the end of a Zoom call.
... sorry, I was on mute for this zoom conversation (for the upteenth time). Let me start from the beginning...
You need to turn in your millennial card
I throw double birds instead of waving bye
I like the cut of this guy’s jib.
The people who prefer WFH instead of the office seem to fall into one or more of these categories: a. Dislike their coworkers b. Have a long commute c. Have a good home office set-up and d. Are super introverted.
Anecdotally it seems like the 30-40 yr old demographic enjoys it the most, probably because a lot fall under b. and c. with rising home prices meaning many can only afford their dream homes a bit further out from the city.
But flexibility is the way forward anyway.
I fall into Category D, I thought I would love working from home and its not as great as I imagined. I'm sure it would better if my 3 loud ass kids were in school and not home all the time.
I don't fall into any of those buckets and I definitely prefer WFH. Mainly because of the flexibility it affords me to do other shit at slow times. I can clean, do laundry, house projects, work out, etc. that I can't do when I'm sitting in an office 40 hours each week.
I have enjoyed doing a hybrid schedule. No way I could strictly work from home but being in the office for 40+ hours a week is for the birds. I've currently adopted the work till 11-12 at the office, work from home in the afternoons. My position allows me to do this which is great.
I'm usually able to go to the gym between 11-1 and then just go home from there. I'm usually in the office around 6am every am and work until at least 5 every evening.
E) What used to be wasted time in the office is now wasted time at home, which makes it all worth it.
That's where I'd fall if I was WFH all the time.
Not an introvert
Don't dislike coworkers
Do enjoy being able to do things like ono mentioned
Very much appreciate being in total control of my environment - no concerns about how loud anything I'm doing is and conversely when I require silence I get it. One of the revelations for me is that when I'm in problem solving mode I talk to myself - a lot. And if I'm in an office I'm self conscious about that and try not to be "caught" but at home that's not a thing obviously, and it's incredibly freeing.
Feel completely unencumbered by the "remote" aspect of things. (It doesn't hinder anything about my work, and communication with coworkers seems like a non-issue)
My boss keeps asking me what I want out of a work environment “when all of this is over”. I’m still trying to figure out how to answer that question.
At some point, probably early fall, WFH became LAW (living at work). Never thought I'd say it, but I miss the watercooler/hallway conversations the most. I get too far inside my head feeling out of the loop which causes anxiety and I need the casual conversations for affirmation. I like the hybrid model, but there's something beneficial for me to get out of the house instead of walking across the hall in my bathrobe every morning at my leisure and sitting at my desk. Every day is a snow day.
Im 40-50% travel and the travel is to where the people are working. A job like mine WFH works
I'm in b/c, but it isn't the main reasons.
Atlanta traffic sucks anywhere, I live in town. I'd also just like to not commute/spend time getting ready/having to get dressed vs just walking to my office and working.
Virtually everything I can do at home I can do in a cube. I don't want to go there.
I like my coworkers, have a short commute, have a shitty home office setup and am extroverted. However, I love WFH because all the down time I have (90% of my day) is now spent at the beach/park/working out/groceries/cooking and not just sitting at my desk.
No, * see below, hell no, yes
*At the beginning of my career I had a 10 or less minute commute but rent became prohibitive so I moved back in with my parents for a year before relocating where I had an 1:15-1:30 commute each way. Then for 5 years my commute was a 5-15 minute walk or mass transit ride. Now it's about half an hour driving each way and I don't know if that's considered "long" or not. I don't personally find it offensive having been at both extremes.
Having spent nearly a year working from a barstool at the island in my apartment because there's no room for a desk has been shitty but I enjoy the fact I can take 2 hours to watch a mid-afternoon Chelsea match on my couch instead of half-paying attention at my desk, etc. Even once we go back to the office we decided as a department we're going to work 2-3 days a week at home since there's really no reason not to now that we know we can.
Anyone's coworkers start using calendar as a verb?
"That's going to be a big group, it'll probably be hard to calendar everyone"
Gonna be a whole lot more now that everyone is going to permanently FOMO them.
This is used pretty regularly in my industry.
Am I a baddie?
Just got this one as a "best practice" for creating some social ads
Unlock placement optimization by developing corresponding assets for both IG Feed and IG Stories which will allow for streamlined execution and ultimately allow the brand to unlock additional efficiencies
Holy shit. I feel seen
I'm in marketing and I manage national media plans and I have only the slightest idea what the fuck that means
My best guess is simply "make shit the right size for Instagram AND stories. "
It's literally "make sure you're posting the same shit on both channels with the assets properly optimized for each (...because good)"
ah I was close. I glossed over "corresponding". But generally I love the galaxy brain social media/digital people who say a whole lot of words to say "make creative ads that work". Same principles as other channels but because they can use real-time optimization tools (a lot of which suck ass by the way) you get wonder-paragraphs like that one posted.
Yeah, in shocking news it came from the media agency.
one pitching you business or one you regularly work with? Once working together I would hope not to get something like that. Juat tell me your plan calls for IG and you need 4 creative versions.
We share a client but don’t speak regularly. It was at the bottom of a long email which essentially said we need a few pieces of creative that will work for both stories and feed. All to often people forget the word brief in creative brief.
Grinds my gears when someone starts an email like this. Anyone else? Feels very impersonal and dickish. Feel the same way about signing off with "Best,"
I’d take that over “hey/hi team” for 10,000 e-mails
We have someone in our department that writes "Dear Thomas Cooper" instead of "Dear Tom" or "Tom," or whatever. I think they might be on the spectrum
Dear at work? Nah.
Company signature template is same for everyone and they chose “Best”.
"Best" to me says "Fuck you, and that better be it on this exchange."
Never liked “Best” or “Warm/Kind Regards”. You wouldn’t say that in-person so why in an email? Just customize it based on the subject matter and context, which allows you flexibility e.g. the GOAT Friday sign-off of “Have a great weekend,”.
I always throw Thanks, on all my emails. There is no “good” way to do it.
Thanks is solid. Sincerely is my go to
But are you really sincere tho?
I have quick parts for like 90% of my replies. They all end
on top of my signature to make it look like I personally added that to make them feel good.
Pretty much. But also that just feels like the most standard/neutral farewell. Guess that's what we learned in school back when you had to learn to draft business letters
Thanks- = professional
Thanks! = Serial killer
"Hi team" doesn't bother me but 10k emails does. Get out my face with anything but an action item
I prefer for people to think I'm a serial killer. Keeps them on their toes
-Remember when Eric The Viking started posts like this and it drove people crazy