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Old Apr 23rd 2020, 1:18 am
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Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
I couldn't, in any meaningful sense, work using just my laptop screen; neither could my wife, so we both have two auxiliary screens in our WFH set-ups, and actually larger ones than provided by our employers.
I would imagine these call center employees I have been talking to working on crummy laptops from home provided by the employer would prefer their usual set up, but these call center jobs don't pay well enough to justify having the employee buy anything, I certainly wouldn't, these folks are probably making 14-15 hour and well most likely can't go out and build a proper home office with proper equipment nor should they, that is the companies responsibility not the employees.
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Old Apr 23rd 2020, 1:57 am
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I would imagine these call center employees I have been talking to working on crummy laptops from home provided by the employer would prefer their usual set up, but these call center jobs don't pay well enough to justify having the employee buy anything, I certainly wouldn't, these folks are probably making 14-15 hour and well most likely can't go out and build a proper home office with proper equipment nor should they, that is the companies responsibility not the employees.
My colleague in Saint John still doesn’t have a laptop etc. I was meant to, but, I don’t live in a large house, by choice, and it’s open plan, and my son is finishing up his studies for this year. My husband is working from home, and can be vocal about it. I couldn’t think in my house so chose to go back to work ​​​​... it takes me four minutes to drive to my office and then I am there all alone...with scanners and copiers and nobody to disturb me...utter bliss...We are normally a staff of 17, but I go, by choice, from 10 till 2 and see a couple of people daily...who all stop in my office doorway. I think I am more productive in that timeframe than I have ever been, I work my socks off...but it’s been good.
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Old Apr 23rd 2020, 12:17 pm
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... it takes me four minutes to drive to my office and then I am there all alone...
Normally or just since there's hardly any traffic about?
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Old Apr 23rd 2020, 12:26 pm
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Normally or just since there's hardly any traffic about?
Just now...normally...it’s a looong commute...when the kids are in school it can take me 15 minutes
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Old Apr 23rd 2020, 12:32 pm
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Just now...normally...it’s a looong commute...when the kids are in school it can take me 15 minutes


It's all relative isn't it. Most 'gridlock' here is nothing more than a line of cars waiting for the red light to change.

Okay, I exaggerate a bit but...
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It's all relative isn't it. Most 'gridlock' here is nothing more than a line of cars waiting for the red light to change.

Okay, I exaggerate a bit but...
Remember, 'traffic' is what other people cause Never the person complaining about it.
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Old Apr 23rd 2020, 8:24 pm
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Okay, I exaggerate a bit but...
I don't think you are, and I don't think I could cope with living with a long commute again. I think you have a lot more traffic than me because greater Moncton is more spread out and you have more people, but we are tiny really - there's always a bit of fuff at 5 o'clock when everyone wants to cross the river and we only have two small bridges to cross the Saint John River which is bloody Huge, but other than that 30 minutes of fun...nothing.

I think we might be thinking about gingerly opening up again...they are charging for car parking next Monday again... we've had 5 days with no new C19!
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This may be a bit 'old' now but with photos of what their workspace really looks like and their on-screen appearance I thought it was interesting.

I particularly like the guy who not only has a smart look from the waist up but even makes his plastic chair look 'executive'

'My desk isn’t usually as messy as this': People share their work-from-home setups
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I don’t think it’s so much old, as more the ‘new normal’. I particularly liked the newcomer to Canada and his attitude and positive vibe. My son cleaned his bedroom up for his online lectures after he realized that the other students could see it, one of his lecturers complimented him on his Le Mans 24 hours race posters! If it were me I’d do what the woman did with the background of a jungle... I thought that very clever.
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I realize I am extremely lucky to have a job that enables me to work from home, but my God do I miss the office. This is week four and no end in sight....
Yes, I hear you there Danny, I am very lucky to still be able to go into work. The office is very quiet, only about 5 people in our department, but still better than being at home. Plus all the shop guys are in, its been a life saver for me….its kept life pretty normal.
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Old May 4th 2020, 2:29 pm
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Week 8 WFH starting in 30 minutes...
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Old Jun 1st 2020, 3:16 pm
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Excluding weekends and stat holidays, today is my 53rd day of working from home.
2 months and 16 days, not that I am counting or anything.
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I know today is Monday and it is the 1st of June and I am looking at a blue sky and I got paid last week.
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Excluding weekends and stat holidays, today is my 53rd day of working from home.
2 months and 16 days, not that I am counting or anything.
I envisage you making tally marks on the wall.


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My contract expires at the end of this month. The client is inclined to renew so I submitted the appropriate paperwork with the work location amended to state remote work only. We'll see how that goes over.
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