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Happy and not burnt out/knackered. Also not having to do the work between two arbitrary points on the clock just for the sake of it has been a definite plus point. Work have politely requested we put in most of our hours between 8.00 and 18.00 but they are happy for us to utilise the potential for flexibility provided we are not uncontactable for more that one hour at a time. I think that's reasonable.It turns out people are more productive when they are happy, and they're happy when they aren't riding busses or driving at 6 in the morning.
There's a struggle with this, for sure. I frequently find myself chasing my people offline after 5. It's hard for me to put an end to the workday as well; add in that I have five different time zones I deal with, messages come in before or after my shift. But I'd rather that than commuting, anyway.I miss working in the office. Ever since I've been working from home I have been consistently overworked. These days it's not rare for me to have 12-hour working days, and 10-hour ones are the norm. Nobody cares about working hours anymore.
Can be done, but do you want this?Also, there are many things in my line of business that can be done in the evening
Ehh, perhaps you care?I miss working in the office. Ever since I've been working from home I have been consistently overworked. These days it's not rare for me to have 12-hour working days, and 10-hour ones are the norm. Nobody cares about working hours anymore.
Hope you can return soon, and hopefully the line can be drawn again then. That would be something, if everyone needs to keep working harder, also because of the scope change.It's not just me. Everyone around me is in the same situation. I don't know a single person who works less than before now. Because of the current situation, at work we have expanded our scope quite a bit, so technically, we also have a higher workload. With a child at home, it's impossible to stay focused on work for long stretches of time either, so it takes me longer to do the same amount of work I would do in the office. And because I'm less productive, I tend to extend my working hours to finish my tasks. So it's not easy to just draw the line at 17:00.
So my mom got her vaccine a week ago and had ZERO side-effects. In fact she is participating in a beauty pageant for senior citizens. I told her if she wins, can she keep going? Like, this is local, then she'd have to go regional, state, national and then THE WORLD. BUT, but, Miss World and Miss Universe are already taken, so would she have to participate in Miss Big-Bang. I was also slightly dissapointed when I learned there would not be a swin suit competition. Then again, that is progressive! So, all is well so far.