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View nickyf's Profile nickyf 17 Jan 21 1.01pm Send a Private Message to nickyf Add nickyf as a friend

so many people working from home, I see so many disadvantages of being out of the office,

My gas bill is going through the roof for one
Our family home is not private anymore

I am sure there are some pros for some but not all.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 17 Jan 21 1.39pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

No commute or travel is handy. The worst bit is that work life balance that before Covid we were told was a big deal. No life now and home is work.

 


I used to put the manager's name in front of Red and Blue but got fed up with changing it. If someone cool becomes our manager then maybe..

Red and Blue Army!

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 17 Jan 21 2.26pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

I have neighbours who have enjoyed the experience:

Take the laptop out into the garden (summer) watch the kids or dog play whilst they work. Have a nice lie in as no early morning commute, no need to shave or put on make up and wear lounge wear etc.

I also have a friend who lives in a 5th floor studio flat maybe not such a great experience as you are trapped and your work space is also your living space.

Edited by Badger11 (17 Jan 2021 2.27pm)

 


One more point

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View BlueJay's Profile BlueJay Flag UK 17 Jan 21 2.33pm Send a Private Message to BlueJay Add BlueJay as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

No commute or travel is handy. The worst bit is that work life balance that before Covid we were told was a big deal. No life now and home is work.

Yes, I find that it has taken some mental adjustment to detach from the idea of 'going to work'. Not as though that's always the most exciting thing to do, but blurring the lines of home and work when it's all bundled into one can make it hard to unwind.

 

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View orpingtoneagle's Profile orpingtoneagle Flag Orpington 17 Jan 21 2.50pm Send a Private Message to orpingtoneagle Add orpingtoneagle as a friend

I hate it. I never thought I would say this but I even miss the commute. I now realise that allowed me the head space to prepare to start work in the morning and wind down on the way home. I miss actually seeing my team and those spontaneous chats with those around you. Miss a cheeky pint or two on the way home and just being around people.

My work life balance is shot to pieces with people thinking its OK to have a meeting early/late as no one is commuting.

At one point we had three adults all WAH and even in a decent sized house it was a pain.

I see very few advantages for me and my mental health has suffered.

 

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View palace chick's Profile palace chick Flag South Croydon 17 Jan 21 2.51pm Send a Private Message to palace chick Add palace chick as a friend

Money wise, this may help a little? [Link]

 

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 17 Jan 21 3.49pm Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by orpingtoneagle

I hate it. I never thought I would say this but I even miss the commute. I now realise that allowed me the head space to prepare to start work in the morning and wind down on the way home. I miss actually seeing my team and those spontaneous chats with those around you. Miss a cheeky pint or two on the way home and just being around people.

My work life balance is shot to pieces with people thinking its OK to have a meeting early/late as no one is commuting.

At one point we had three adults all WAH and even in a decent sized house it was a pain.

I see very few advantages for me and my mental health has suffered.

Another friend is a writer so used to working from home with her husband at the office and kids at school.

Suddenly her routine has been disturbed and she is having to make 3 meals a day for an extra 3 people. She has a large house and garden but feels guilty that she is a bit fed up cleaning up after husband and kids when others are really struggling.

 


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View Harpo's Profile Harpo Flag Oxfordshire 17 Jan 21 3.59pm Send a Private Message to Harpo Add Harpo as a friend

It's great for us - one of our bedrooms was converted to a fitted office a couple of years back, so working from home has been beneficial, for her.

Not only does she have dedicated office space, but she also has technical support (me), a tea boy (me) and lively social life while around the fridge (me) at lunch time.

Best of all though, is a room for de-stressing.

All the while saving 85 commuting costs, 100 Costa coffee costs and a gain of 60 hours each month.

Sadly it's all coming to an end next Friday. She's retiring!

We can then de-stress all day long.

 

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View cryrst's Profile cryrst Flag Chatham 17 Jan 21 6.16pm Send a Private Message to cryrst Add cryrst as a friend

Originally posted by nickyf

so many people working from home, I see so many disadvantages of being out of the office,

My gas bill is going through the roof for one
Our family home is not private anymore

I am sure there are some pros for some but not all.

Do you have more sex?

 

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View Tom-the-eagle's Profile Tom-the-eagle Online Flag Croydon 17 Jan 21 7.59pm Send a Private Message to Tom-the-eagle Add Tom-the-eagle as a friend

Originally posted by cryrst

Do you have more sex?

Love your thinking brother

 


"It feels much better than it ever did, much more sensitive." John Wayne Bobbit

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View madcap_v2's Profile madcap_v2 Flag San Antonio de Portmany, Ibiza 18 Jan 21 8.32pm Send a Private Message to madcap_v2 Add madcap_v2 as a friend

Pros:
Wake up at 8:50, be at work for 9
Kitchen yards from my desk.
Always in for mail
Finish at 5, on the sofa watching TV by 5:01
Don't have to wear a shirt or trousers
Can work in my shorts
Can workout on my lunch break
Can eat at any time
I don't have to make small talk with anyone
Free to watch horse racing and have a flutter while working
Can browse the internet as much as I want
Can look for jobs if I want
Can take phone calls in complete privacy
Can work in bed with the TV on
Saving a fortune on travel
Can nap at lunch

Cons:
Not up and walking about as much
No office totty
Microsoft Teams
No fresh air
Electricity bill
Initially, colleagues expected me to work outside of hours, because I'm home anyway
Putting on weight
Taking less annual leave

 


La la la your mum

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Originally posted by orpingtoneagle

I hate it. I never thought I would say this but I even miss the commute. I now realise that allowed me the head space to prepare to start work in the morning and wind down on the way home. I miss actually seeing my team and those spontaneous chats with those around you. Miss a cheeky pint or two on the way home and just being around people.

My work life balance is shot to pieces with people thinking its OK to have a meeting early/late as no one is commuting.

At one point we had three adults all WAH and even in a decent sized house it was a pain.

I see very few advantages for me and my mental health has suffered.

You have my genuine condolences.
I suspect your situation is manifold.

 


'I can't stand innuendo. If I see one in a script I whip it out immediately.' (Kenneth Williams)

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