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Postby PorkChop » Mar 25, '20, 4:07 pm

Due to coronavirus fears my employer has sent everyone to work from home.

It's nice not having to commute and therefore have a bit of extra time in bed, but I'm finding it quite difficult to remain productive. I've realised I benefit from the discipline of having a routine and actually being in the office, as draining as it can be sometimes.

Of course, I'd never tell my boss that.
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Re: How do you find working from home?

Postby Everlong » Mar 27, '20, 4:08 pm

I've been working from home for 10 years so nothing really changes for me :lol
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Re: How do you find working from home?

Postby AkydefGoldberg » Mar 31, '20, 2:26 am

I've been the some days working from home anyway due to other commitments but to do so, full time is a challenge. Especially with twin children but I've found when they are asleep, or occupied is the time to be productive and other tasks you can carry on doing whilst breaking away to prevent them from going upstairs for the 100th time.

But it's much better from a psychological point of view from being at home with my family, at a time like this when there are things to do additionally (shopping, making sure parents are well) but I don't enjoy the bantz in the office feeling quite isolated at times so it's nice to be able to be around comforting faces.

I'm going to try and incorporate a morning walk to my days, to steer away the tiredness that creeps in which is inevitable due to sitting on a sofa most of the day, and being more active to freshen up.

Does anyone else find even if they have music/tv on in the background, that they barely pay attention to it whilst they are working?
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Re: How do you find working from home?

Postby ShaneOfan » Apr 01, '20, 6:21 pm

I work in a food distribution warehouse. I'm going to work until this is over or I keel over. People got to eat. I'll do what I can to feed them. On top of that my job is Sanitation Lead we sterilize everything. All the time. Non stop. And we have for a while now. Pre-Covid we did it. Did I get busier? Sure. But it's basically been another day at work for me.
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Re: How do you find working from home?

Postby AkydefGoldberg » Apr 03, '20, 5:48 am

ShaneOfan wrote:I work in a food distribution warehouse. I'm going to work until this is over or I keel over. People got to eat. I'll do what I can to feed them. On top of that my job is Sanitation Lead we sterilize everything. All the time. Non stop. And we have for a while now. Pre-Covid we did it. Did I get busier? Sure. But it's basically been another day at work for me.


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I can't fathom any individual who abuses staff at grocery stores simply doing their job, and it was ridiculous a 2-3 weeks ago with people panic buying. It still seems manic with online shopping and websites being slow or delayed but luckily we're ok atm.
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Re: How do you find working from home?

Postby Hanley! » Oct 23, '20, 3:44 pm

I'm only really getting used to switching off a bit now. For a long time I had a problem with not really taking a lunch break and working longer hours, because it's harder to separate work life from home life. Lately I've been making an effort to only work the hours that I'm being paid for.

Cutting out the commute is handy, and it's cool to have a bit more freedom around my work schedule, and to be able to listen to music while working, etc. It's taken a while to get used to working from home, but I think I'll try to stick to it after the pandemic ends. It suits me.
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Re: How do you find working from home?

Postby AkydefGoldberg » Oct 27, '20, 6:40 am

Home working at the start was exciting, and as I did it sporadically before, I was semi-used to it. It was fun as I had nice routine of venturing out for a walk before breakfast, then starting my day.

Over the last 2-3 months, I've hit a rut of not doing any exercise and finding time - with work and twins - difficult to do but I'm trying to get up earlier like I used to, just to have bit of time to do something (catch-up on a programme, or listen to a podcast) before work and take control of the routine again.

I try to be fair with my work time, and make up for anytime I've been occupied with other things and work are relaxed in that regards, trusting us.

I do miss the routine - except for the early alarm call, and the odd annoyances of office life - of travelling on public transport to work, listening to a pod or reading a book to keep me company, lunch breaks that allowed me to get exercise, and being active during the week.

Home working will continue for me post-pandemic due to other reasons so I need to evaluate and adjust my routine regularly.
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Re: How do you find working from home?

Postby PorkChop » Nov 02, '20, 1:56 pm

@AkydefGoldberg you can apply for tax relief if you began working from home due to Covid, even if it was just one day.

https://www.gov.uk/tax-relief-for-emplo ... ng-at-home

It's not much but it's better in your pocket than the Tories!
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Re: How do you find working from home?

Postby The Legend » Nov 09, '20, 11:54 am

The nature of my work doesn't really allow me to do much work from home. This spring was really long and trying, but finally getting back to a sense of normalcy. Hopefully that remains to some degree.
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Re: How do you find working from home?

Postby Kreashko » Jan 20, '21, 1:00 pm

Back almost a year ago now I was "furloughed" from my job. Made more on unemployment than I did actually working the job. So when I got called back, I was actually sad.

Needless to say I hated the job and after being called back at the end of May, I quit officially August 5th. Never been happier since. Woooo!
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