Working from Home - Ideas and Best Practices

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by NYGator, Mar 18, 2020.

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Who is currently working from home or expects to be shortly?

  1. Working from home

    82.8%
  2. Expect to shortly

    2.6%
  3. Can't work from home due to job requirements

    11.2%
  4. Not working from home but probably could

    2.6%
  5. Got laid off

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  6. I didn't have a job to begin with

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  1. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    my company just stopped mandatory tie wearing for men two years ago, i'm gonna keep a low profile.

    further, my laptop is way off to the side and they'd basically be look at the side of my face
     
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  2. NYGator

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    so use an iphone or ipad or buy a cheap video camera by logitech or microsoft. Side face does suck though, so mount the camera on your monitors.
     
  3. Jake Scott

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    They'd never do it. The cultural and language barrier are a huge issue we are facing. They're about to start rolling the offshore resources off the project.
     
  4. NYGator

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    I used to be the President of a youth soccer club and I am still the VP of Travel and a coach. Since everything is cancelled for now we are trying to keep the kids active. Starting this week, trainers will be running team based remote zoom training sessions.
     
  5. Bruce Bowen

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    I have a door frame pull up bar and 15 lb dumbbells. Bulk of exercise will be runs, squats, pushups, and pullups but I'm aiming to curl these 15s 1,000 times
     
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  6. Doc Louis

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    With social distancing you can still leave the home to go for walks etc. No need to live like a recluse.
     
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  7. Name P. Redacted

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    well yeah but i dont want to. i also dont spend my own money on work stuff.
     
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  8. Jake Scott

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    We have gone on more walks than ever, but it's not quite cutting it. This is why I wish I was in my new house. There's so much shit I could to get done.
     
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  9. THF

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    You can't expense a camera?
     
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  10. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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  11. THF

    THF BITE THE NUTS, THUMB IN THE ASS!
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    So Orange Theory has suspended all their accounts, due to their studios being closed.

    They are posting videos of their suggested workouts from home. Thought I would share one in case someone wanted to use it.

     
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  12. NYGator

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    I also keep my bourbon and my dogs within my office. Makes me feel better.
    Yes, my wife is painting all of the rooms upstairs now to keep busy.
     
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  13. cyclist

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  14. NYGator

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  15. NYGator

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    Join the party...

     
  16. NYGator

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  17. SP1

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    There are beginner step aerobics videos for free on Amazon Prime from some lady named Jenny Ford. I just about died after 30 minutes. YMMV, I'm fat.
     
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  18. Name P. Redacted

    Name P. Redacted I have no money and I'm also gay
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    If you don’t have a good desk chair at home (the $100 chair from Office Depot doesn’t qualify as a good chair), then take your chair from work home with you.
     
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  19. NYGator

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    This was my late afternoon. Social Distancing Hangout Happy Hour.

    zoom fuck.jpg
     
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  20. devine

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    Day 1. What am I supposed to do besides eat all day
     
  21. Bruce Bowen

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  22. slogan119

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    Just checked and I’ve taken 600 steps today. Total.

    Definitely going for a run in a few min.
     
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  23. mc415

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    I go back to work from paternity leave on Monday after 8 weeks (yay great timing) now I have to wfh with a 7 month old at home, my wife also working from home.....I hate working from home even tho I always could but now I have to, and I’m old and shitty with technology so now I gotta learn how to do all these virtual meetings with my team and shit.....I am old school and love going to the office, see my friends, go to my lunch spots, in person meetings, getting dressed and on a schedule everyday for work......will see how this goes especially with the 7 month old at home for the first 3 weeks till his spot at daycare opens up not sure how We’re going to handle this yet
     
  24. Dildo Dawgins

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    My espresso machine has been the real MVP of the quarantine. I bought some cheap ($75) Delonghi from Amazon a few months ago and it works great. The Lavazza super creme beans are great if you want a big, cheap bag. I prefer local roasters but a half pound typically costs as much as 2 lbs of the Lavazza.

    Been able to experiment with flavors and also reduce my milk consumption. Gonna try the Oatly barista to see how that stacks up to milk - so far I haven't been a fan of other non-dairy options. Now I just need to cut back on the espresso/caffeine in general.
     
  25. NYGator

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    Wow, that is minuscule. As an aside, my brother in law and my niece and nephew decided to run one mile every hour for 24 hours from Saturday through Sunday. It was a pretty cool corona activity.
     
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  26. slogan119

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    We live in a 1,500 sq foot house that’s 110 years old, so not a lot of extra steps from room to room.
     
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  27. Bruce Bowen

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    My kid is pretty solo in the backyard and I’ve already weeded, mowed, edged. Now I hit a wiffle ball on to my roof and see either a. How high I can hit it (often hit it over the house) or B. See how many times I can hit back onto the roof when it rolls down. It’s exhilarating.
     
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  28. devine

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    :laugh:
     
  29. NYGator

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    I used to love doing this as a kid.

    my son has literally thrown a lax ball against a pitchback for over 80 hours this week. His soccer coach is also doing daily zoom practice sessions.
     
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  30. Fusiontegra

    Fusiontegra My life is dope and I do dope shit.#SparedByThanos
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    TIL: me and SP1 are desk bros(sort of)

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  31. Fusiontegra

    Fusiontegra My life is dope and I do dope shit.#SparedByThanos
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    Also, holy shit NYGator ...dat setup:chrispaulnoooo:
     
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  32. Wee Bey

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    I WFH Q1 2018. I took that time to learn/adapt to time-restricted feeding and I'll never go back to eating breakfast (or lunch, for that matter).

    Not dealing with annoying as shit coworkers helps one better adapt to TRF. I suggest it trying it. Every day push back that first meal a little bit more. Soon enough it will be easy.
     
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  33. Fusiontegra

    Fusiontegra My life is dope and I do dope shit.#SparedByThanos
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    I've been a contractor for 2 years now, and wfh for about 14 months prior to that.

    It would take a massive amount of money to make me go to the same office every day ever again.
     
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  34. pperc

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    Great tip or greatest tip? Space bar to unmute while muted on Zoom.
     
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  35. Fusiontegra

    Fusiontegra My life is dope and I do dope shit.#SparedByThanos
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    Keystroke is too often used.

    Try the tilde.
     
  36. pperc

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    I like pretending it’s an old timey intercom.
     
  37. TYdeFan05

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    As a company, we decided to abandon Skype for Teams a week before we the “work from home/call in to meetings from your office to stay out of conference rooms” orders were passed down. Watching people learn Teams on the fly has been infuriating. It is honestly a lot less intuitive than Skype, but a five minute video on YouTube can completely sort you out if you even give half a shit about other people’s time.
     
  38. Bruce Bowen

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    Wife keeps creeping on my screens. May need to get some privacy shields. Cube walls could be coming to the living room soon.
     
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  39. Jake Scott

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    It's been incredible to watch the collective decrease in work being done by everyone on my team.
     
  40. Bruce Bowen

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    jplaYa I've been wearing my Dwight sweater around the house almost daily. Usually without pants on. My wife is ready to burn it. :dealwithit:
     
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  41. One Two

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    Somebody please help me break my routine of rolling out of bed at 6:30 and logging on out of boredom at 7 without doing any self care
     
  42. Jake Scott

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    I think everyone is in this same routine.
     
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  43. BayouMafia

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    been doing this

    shower, get dressed, and then I sit down at the laptop at exactly 8am. Lunch at 11:30.

    Still, I'm going stir crazy and I'm bored out of my mind, but at least it's a routine
     
  44. Bruce Bowen

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    I got out of bed at 6:55 and logged in at 7:05.
     
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  45. Jake Scott

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    I want to be in the routine of the guy on the Zoom meeting that didn't realize he was being video'd ripping the shit out of his bong in front of all of his co-workers. I have aspirations...
     
  46. One Two

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    Please tell me you are putting on a suit before sitting down to work
     
  47. BayouMafia

    BayouMafia that slumdog millionaire Bollywood flow
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    polo and shorts, but yesterday one of my employees put on a shirt/tie for our staff meeting

    what now passes for hilarity ensued
     
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  48. Truman

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    Before all this happened, about 50% of my calls were video. Now it's closer to 80%. Been funny to watch people who arent use to working from home go from sport jacket to collared shirt to shirt and ball cap, w stubble.
     
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  49. dallasdawg

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    yeah it helps a lot, but normally you can actually leave the house and do stuff. i feel you in the stir crazy. i've been good until i cracked and tossed back 12 beers and 2 bottles of wine last night. i’m dead rn
     
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