DIFC & Offices

Old Nov 12th 2020, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
Who wears a suit to work these days?
People who ride scooters to work.
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
Who wears a suit to work these days?
Yeah, exactly.

Originally Posted by Millhouse View Post
People who ride scooters to work.
I did a pros and cons list for this situation:
Pros
- MUCH Cheaper than a careem each way.
- Less sweaty than walking, better than wearing trainers to walk in.
- Faster than careem / walking.
- More environmentally friendly.
- No hassle, always available, no bookings needed.

Cons
- Potentially look like a prick.
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
Yeah, exactly.



I did a pros and cons list for this situation:
Pros
- MUCH Cheaper than a careem each way.
- Less sweaty than walking, better than wearing trainers to walk in.
- Faster than careem / walking.
- More environmentally friendly.
- No hassle, always available, no bookings needed.

Cons
- Potentially look like a prick.
Good list. Only the word "potentially" is out of place, move from con to pre-fix the environmentally friendly bit.

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Fitness First DIFC is closing down. Now that's a massive unit.

Literally, no reason for me to come to the office anymore... and I only come every 10 weeks or so as it is due to our stupid 10% capacity rota.
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Good list. Only the word "potentially" is out of place, move from con to pre-fix the environmentally friendly bit.
Both fair points.
I stuck the environmental bit in because I'm not in a Careem which may or may not be hybrid but is unlikely to be driven in a 'hybrid' manner for a short journey.
I imagine the plastic involved in the manufacturing is not great, I also don't know what their power source for re-charging is, but the app says they're 'climate neutral'. I'm taking that as an honest assessment, obviously.
I do feel like a bit of a noddy on it, but ultimately, who gives a **** what some person in a car or on a walk thinks I look like. I'm getting to work in under 6 minutes on a scooter and enjoying it as a bit of fun each day.

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Fitness First DIFC is closing down. Now that's a massive unit.

Literally, no reason for me to come to the office anymore... and I only come every 10 weeks or so as it is due to our stupid 10% capacity rota.
Yeah, we're being pushed for 3 days a week through a booking system. I'm keeping Sundays at home so I can roll out of bed and work from the sofa when there's football / F1 on and Thursdays because they're always really busy and it's good to minimise distractions.
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We had an internal survey asking employees for how they would prefer to work in a post-covid world. A full 40% said they wanted to continue working from home and only come into the office as needed. Only 5% wanted to come in every day. The rest wanted to come in anywhere from 1-4 days a week. The thumping majority either wanted to WFH full time or only come into the office 1-2 times a week.

We're a pretty big firm. I doubt we're returning to the old ways of working in the office full time, especially as flexible working arrangements and WFH was already the trend before COVID hit.
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Originally Posted by Scamp View Post
I did a pros and cons list for this situation:
Pros
- MUCH Cheaper than a careem each way.
- Less sweaty than walking, better than wearing trainers to walk in.
- Faster than careem / walking.
- More environmentally friendly.
- No hassle, always available, no bookings needed.

Cons
- Potentially look like a prick.
I'd do similar if I was close to the office - it's just so easy. Though I'd probably go for a proper geared small capacity motorbike than a scooter - that potentially would make me look like a bigger prick
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
I'd do similar if I was close to the office - it's just so easy. Though I'd probably go for a proper geared small capacity motorbike than a scooter - that potentially would make me look like a bigger prick
There's some bloke who rides an actual moped (50cc sort of thing) on the pavement in the marked areas for scooters / bicycles. Emaar 'security' will wave and shout if you leave these painted lines but don't give a **** about this **** on the pavement on an actual motorbike.
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