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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Celemo, Jan 3, 2021.
I don't get much done on the from home days. Way easier to dig in and grind at the real office
I work with people in their 50s who seemingly stuck around for 9 hours most days because they were scared of our 40 yr old boss, who would stay way too long
We've had this convo before. Next someone will say "some people stick around at work because they just don't want to go home"
Damn I have the GeoGuessr app and haven’t played it on desktop for a couple years. It’s all paid now. That blows. Guess there won’t be a GeoGuessr tmb challenge.
I had days where I would get everything I needed to do done by lunchtime and I would just sick around on the internet until quitting time. When I went WFH for six weeks before getting laid off, I’d just go about my day doing whatever I wanted if I got done early.
I liked the extra time working from home gave me by eliminating my commute, but I got a lot less done at home because of three kids and a wife also there.
We went back on a voluntary basis on 6/1, meaning you could choose to do either. About 1/4 of the people formerly on my floor are here live.
We share a 50 story building with three other companies which are virtual.
Our lobby is like walking around an abandoned mall after the anchor stores like Sears and Macy’s pull out.
I didn’t realize there was an app. I’d always done it on my computer
this commercial smh
My GF works for a national lawfirm and before the pandemic all of the young adults were pushing for the firm to be more flexible with remote work. All the old guard wouldn't accept it and kept pushing against it. Once the pandemic hit, everyone loved it for a while. Now, it's the young adults who are wanting to get back into the office while the old guard continues to love working from home. The big issue has been that a lot of young adults have husbands/wives and little kids running around so they can't get as much work done and need the office to focus; whereas, the old guard have an empty home (aside from a husband/wife) and can enjoy it.
From March to May, I was set up on a folding table in my bedroom because my son had the desk in our den and my daughters were switching between their rooms and our basement.
When all the bullshit kicked off there was a thread about best practices. I have no idea where that is but I'll give you the summary for me, I WFH for the last 5 years full time. Half home before that, my top three for me.
Get an iPad for some other tablet device. Best way to join all the shitty meetings you have and it keeps your PC and phone open for use, there's an app for any service your company uses.
Personally I have to get outside and walk or do some sort of work. There's been 24 inches of snow on the ground here for the last three weeks which absolutely kills me mentally so I put some more time in on the treadmill/rower.
Set a schedule and abide by it. It's beyond easy to over work and from time to time you obviously will need to. However depending on your personality it's real easy to sit in front of your PC for 12 hours. Most people will say they work 12 hours, but they don't, they fuck off most of that time.
I’ve also struggled onboarding remotely. Trying to navigate who to reach out to for what is a bit more challenging since in an office setting you can do the ole shoulder tap.
We have maybe 10 meetings a year. They’re so inefficient, I can’t imagine sitting in them all day.
All three flavors of Topo Chico are delightful in my opinion. Pamplemouse is the goat La Croix but I like the Limoncello one too. Pamplemouse also GREAT with Jim Beam and Limoncello and some Tito's has a hint of liquid birthday cake. And don't forget Perrier the OG
this is smart.
I'd say the ipad I bought 5-6 years ago is one of the best purchases I ever made. The thing performs just like it did day one and I use it at least 5-6 hours a day. All my calls are taken on there and the microphone/speaker is better than any PC I've had since I've owned it, so I've never received complaints on that. I've also not seen any degradation in the battery life, just rock solid. Even if this thing takes a shit tonight, I have absolutely zero issue with plunking down whatever $ on the latest. It's paid for itself 20 times over.
Also I'm a two monitor guy, so it keeps both screens up and I can do shit on my phone. Basically it's prevents 10 second time frame that feels like 10 minutes when you are attempting to find your mute button to talk.
Being back in an office is so much better for my mental and physical health. The overwhelming majority of my interactions with other people occur in the work place. Being disconnected was sweet for a while but it really took a toll. Waiting till 5:30 to smoke saves me money too
Wearing deodorant again sucks though
The app is still free and basically as easy to use as the desktop version.
Oh my seeing a kid with a 2003 birthday. I'm so old
Having a dedicated work space has been important for wfh. I also have 3 monitors and a tv to make it seem just like an office. I actually probably work better here most of the time because there's no distractions but you do miss the last 10-20% in communication efficiency being in an office with everyone. I love it though. So nice to be able to jump on the treadmill for a little while during the day.
I've been working from my kitchen island since last March. It's not ideal but I couldn't deal with working from the couch. But that was more so from sitting hunched over than the TV. I have an old iPad that I have up next to me so I can watch afternoon soccer. There really isn't anywhere I could fit a desk in my apartment so I've just made do with this set up.
Finally moving this week and will have a dedicated office. Pretty excited to finally have that.
Yeah but you can’t do any online multiplayer. On iPhone, anyway.
Tomorrow I'm giving blood for the first time since September. Fired up about it. Love those free fruit snacks
Off to Santa Teresa for the month. Miss the waves.
I picked up a case of these at Costco recently and they’re delicious.
these people who actually like being in the office need to be rounded up and dealt with harshly
Let them take the physical space and we’ll stay home. Win/win/win.
like Cornelius, it's my only people interaction
TMB ought to be enough human interaction for anyone
How many ACLs died for this?
the first night sleeping on some newly washed sheets
a clean pillowcase is a beautiful thing
anybody's girl use that ogx bamboo shampoo, it's delightful
First day back in the office was early January. Started a new job after quitting one last August/September. Was listening to Irene by Beach House and damn near started crying. Felt good but was also hoping no one would come in my office
Sweet 7th post bro
Wearing deodorant is horseshit and I rarely do
You probably also smell like horse shit
Normally not at all but like a couple of shower less days I smell like a taco
Still in SF?
Dealt with them a few years ago and they were a huge pain in the ass on getting paid. Honestly thought they would be done before 2021.
For my five year I was given a cat along and I’m willing to bet too price youd pay for something in the store was $25. Not sure I’ll get the ten year, mainly because the hospital system I work was kind of like fuck your paycheck when covid hit.
A couple of years ago I arrived in LA for work and realized I didn’t have a travel adapter. The hotel front desk said the closest electronics store was a Fry’s. I had never heard of them so I was envisioning some small mom-and-pop type store. When I walked into a sprawling fairytale themed store my jet lagged mind was blown.
Probably when I watched gold member in the theater.
Canada and USA have different power plugs? Thought that was a non North America thing
If you regularly shower it’s honestly overkill
I wasn’t living in Canada at the time but you’re correct, which is probably why I didn’t think to pack one.