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COVID has a lot to answer for! As the vaccine rolls out and we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, we are left with some important questions.

Do we still work from home?

And, do we WANT to still work from home?

As I pondered these questions, I came up with the good, the bad and the ugly answers.

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There are lots of benefits for sure:

-work your own hours

-work in your pj’s

-eat while you work

-take loo breaks whenever you want

-throw a load of washing on, or toss a cake in the oven while you work

-basically, multitask like a boss

 

Then there are the downsides:

-there’s no knock off time, those emails and calls just keep on keeping on

-juggling mother and house duties with work is overwhelming

-internet problems

-trying to keep the family quiet during endless zoom meetings

-knock off drinks start at 2pm and that’s not just on Fridays (hang on should that be in the benefits list?)

Let’s Sing About It!

I could go on forever, but if you’ve been following my posts, you will realise that my ponderings often end up in songs.

So here goes…

Working From Home

(Sung to the Transvision Vamp hit song ‘Baby I Don’t Care’)

Now if you add me to your contacts
And subscribe me to your endlessly boring emails
Please don’t think that I won’t block you
And add you to my list of major epic fails

And if you hit me up on facebook
And try to sell me pyramid schemes and gym memberships
I won’t hesitate to block you
Along with all my other defriended dipshits

Cos since I’ve moved my office home
My computer overloads
And I’ve learned to hate my phone
But, it’s alright

‘Cause I don’t have to get dressed
And I can stay a mess
I don’t even brush my hair
And guess what, I don’t care

Well, at first I thought that if I worked from home
There would be a multitude of benefits
I would save so much on petrol use my own loo and
miss all the office politics

But my dreams they quickly faded
With all the updates, lists and emails
Working from home has left me jaded
But, it’s alright

Cause I just blame the internet
And say I didn’t get It,
nothing has come through
Oh, gosh what can I do

But then came zoom
You could see into my room
I had to dress up
And put on makeup
I learnt to freeze and pretend the internet dropped out

I’m just so sick of being online
Even Facebook and Insta are a grind
I think some peeps are losing their minds
Cos all I see

Are mad conspiracies……

Oh honey don’t believe the emails scams and hacks
That promise you a millionaire
The exotic single prince is fake
And so is the pill to grow your hair

Nobody microchipped you

Get out of the house and get some fresh air

Trust me when I tell you Switch off the internet cos it’s a jungle out there!

Are you going back into the office after working from home? How do your feel about it? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

  • I’m back in the office now and used to it.

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  • Working at home with the kids their and working at home without the kids there are two completely different beasts.

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  • I’m lucky to have been working from home for the past 15-16 years. It is a discipline though and I’ve committed to working set hours and wearing work clothes to differentiate with others. In the early days, I had to say no to chats after school drop off, and no to coffees during the day etc. It’s now the way I live and work and I feel I have the best of both worlds.

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  • I worked from home during COVID but since gone back to the office full time. We have a big, busy office which gets noisy. I’d like the opportunity to work 2 days per week at home. Unfortunately since I manage 10 people, it probably wouldn’t happen.

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  • I do a 2/3 split and love working at home. Would do it 3-4 days if I could.

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  • I just recently started a position where I can work from home, 2 days in the office and 3 from home. I personally LOVE IT I’d rather do all 5 days from home if I could I prefer that then going into the office !

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  • I have been working from home for over a year now and don’t mind it. It was something that was going to be on the cards for me before Covid. I do start work earlier been home but I also get to sleep in longer. My husband is the only occasional problem during Zoom and of course the dog.

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  • My husband started working from home due to covid and its been great as he was here to see more of our daughter. The positives have definitely outwayed the negatives

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  • I suppose it would depend on where you work and how sensitive it is. I had stopped work about 18 months before Covid hit.

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  • I don’t mind it at all

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  • It depends on your type of work, home set up, personality type, and location to work, but generally it has saved a lot of travel time and transport costs, and flexibility to start early and jump on a bit late if I had specific work that is best done without interruption. Probably a hybrid option would work out best and balance business and social needs.

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  • I think the perfect blend would be a couple of days at home and a couple of days at work. The best of both worlds as far as I can see

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  • I think working from home has many benefits, but I do miss the social interactions of perople.

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  • For my full time job we pretty much went into the office during covid (except when we had enforced lockdowns) – I would love to work from home as I am way more productive as there are less people to physically talk too in my home than at work! Ultimately though I would love to work for myself from home and run my own business rather than working for someone else!

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  • As a retiree I have been working from home for the past 25 years and it’s great

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