ArmaniJeanss wrote: »
The underlined bits are quite interesting, and contradictory.
I know in my job we have people who will refuse to work from home because this was not something that was ever a requirement of their job/contract. And in many cases wfh-ing was refused or at best a struggle.
Unapologetically, I'm on the side of those who have been called 'the trouble-makers' - but I don't think any company big or small can go from 'tell us 2 weeks in advance why you need to work from home' to 'you must work from home next week'.
suicide_circus wrote: »
sounds brilliant, wish i could do it but i manage a large number of people in an operations setting so not possible for me unfortunately.
Sonics2k wrote: »
I worked from home a couple of years ago and after a few months I ended up with cabin fever. Totally lost my mind and was miserable.
I'm not exactly a social person but with no real interaction with others it was just incredibly draining.
Working from home once or twice a week is grand, but permanently it's just an awful time.
Tea Shock wrote: »
What about the finances of working from home?
My commute to the office costs practically nothing. It is 1 mile door to door.
In the event of being forced to work from home, who is responsible for the stability of my broadband connection - Most people's home broadband occasionally goes AWOL and has variable dependability/capacity depending on who your provider is. And who is responsible for paying for it? Most people have it anyway but can get rid of it if they need to save money - we cant if we need it for work. And what about home heating and electricity use? It would be pretty darn cold sitting in the box room for 8 hours per day at this time of year, in a house where the heating is usually off during daytime - and the heating bills will quickly add up. Why should I pay for it while the office get to turn off their heating coz nobody is there?
Ferm001 wrote: »
Find it very hard to WFH, to many distractions. No actual fixed office in country, as involved in National sales, but find get more done in the various service stations / fast food outlets.
Would love if there was a cheap network of pop in office spaces around the country. Good B/B, coffee machine, communal area, sealed office cubicles for quiet work, phone calls etc. Would benefit communities, as would allow people the office environment, but not the commute.
Ficheall wrote: »
You'd need a phd in maths, and we have no vacancies at present. No more PMs, please.
antimatterx wrote: »
I'm a software engineer and is a result, WFH is a perk that we receive. Since I started my current job in June 2019, I've taken the opportunity to WFH maybe 4 times. I don't particularly like it, and I find it quite boring. I like going into the office and having a laugh with lads. I need the interaction (even as an introvert).
Don't get me wrong, it's nice to have the option. If the Coronavirus has an outbreak we will be forced to WFH indefinitely as the office will be closed.
Mark Rippetoe wrote: »
coming into the kitchen and making a cup of tea can't resist the temptation of small talk while the kettle boils.
Princess Calla wrote: »
Sounds like a normal office environment
WhiteMemento9 wrote: »
That was my first thought too. For some reason, though as I said in the OP this stuff enters your mind in a negative way far more than if you are in the office.
Mrs OBumble wrote: »
If you can do your job 100% from home, then there's a lad in China etc who can do it from his home for a fraction of the price you charge.
Right now, timezones and standards of English are saving your job. But the Indian lads timeshift their working hours at the drop of a hat. And the Latvian ones are working on their English.
6 wrote: »
That's a very black and white view of things
Princess Calla wrote: »
I think it's psychological to be honest.
When you are in the office you're seen, your at your desk it's fairly obvious if you're super busy and if things are going right or wrong.
In my work, the task can go right and it will probably take a day or day and a half to complete. In can also go wrong and take the day/day and a half to get to the point where you realise it's wrong then the finding the error can be 5 mins to the full day depending.... If I'm in the office that's fine, if I was at home I'd probably end up doing extra work off the clock as I'd be convinced they'd think I'm dossing.
Mrs OBumble wrote: »
Have you ever trained your replacement in China (or India, Poland, Mexico, Costa Rica, etc) and then been made redundant? I know I'm not the only one has.