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quickfeet

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It's been kinda weird for me. Part time in, part time telework. There are good and bad things about it, but lately I've been trying to focus on all the benefits. One day once the normal grind starts back I will look back fondly on all my telework hours
 

Tigerbomb

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I have worked from home for several years. I'm self-employed and always enjoyed the quietness and freedom to set my own schedule.

Then Covid hit and my office became a two person office.

It dawned on me very quickly that I cant get anything done with my best friend sitting 10 feet away and wanting to talk about various things throughout the work day.

She thinks it is great but I'm working twice as long to get things done.

Her work is actually considering letting some people to continue to work remotely after we return to "normal".

If that happens I'll be building a detached garage with a finished office above it.
 

RJ2kWJ

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Been remote for the past year and will never go back to an office unless I’m forced or desperate for a job. In destin all this week and just as productive as always.
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It's been kinda weird for me. Part time in, part time telework. There are good and bad things about it, but lately I've been trying to focus on all the benefits. One day once the normal grind starts back I will look back fondly on all my telework hours

Been remote since 4/19. Currently in the mountains near Lesotho in South Africa.View attachment 8548
If you don’t mind me asking, what do you gents do that allows you to be remote? Don’t have to answer if you don’t want to.
 

RJ2kWJ

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I have worked from home for several years. I'm self-employed and always enjoyed the quietness and freedom to set my own schedule.

Then Covid hit and my office became a two person office.

It dawned on me very quickly that I cant get anything done with my best friend sitting 10 feet away and wanting to talk about various things throughout the work day.

She thinks it is great but I'm working twice as long to get things done.

Her work is actually considering letting some people to continue to work remotely after we return to "normal".

If that happens I'll be building a detached garage with a finished office above it.

My best bud back home said the same damn thing. He also added the wife asks more questions throughout the day than you can possibly fathom. Then also asks him to help with her side project.
 

EdgeBest

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Loving it. We are still optional. When I do go in it's dead in there so everyone must be opting remote
 

The_Goose

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Just signed an offer with a new company literally an hour ago. 100% remote. I enjoy going into the office and we had the option since last August at my current company which I took advantage of a few days a week. Going to be an adjustment, but I’ll be ‘aight.
 
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skramer100

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Being in med device sales I’ve been jealous of what a lot of my friends have got to do with this work from home. Guess my $40 off my cell phone plan will have to do.
 

comotiger

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If you don’t mind me asking, what do you gents do that allows you to be remote? Don’t have to answer if you don’t want to.
I’m an inside sales rep selling marketing and small business software services. So just dialing on the phones all day. As long as internet and cell service is good I can work anywhere
 

MortgageHorn

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I've gotten use to it.

Things I like:

1. An extra hour not having to drive to office
2. Being able to work into the night and can just go downstairs to sleep in less than 6 seconds
3. Peace and quiet

Things I miss:

1. Social interaction
2. Having people stop by for a drink - our office is set up like a lounge with full bar and kitchen + 5 70" TVs
3. Visits from hot title, MI, and insurance reps
 

Mr. Goodtiger

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Not always a fan. Too easy to sleep in or knock off early or whatever. Feel like I’ve got no momentum. In the winter I’ll go a whole work week without moving more than 100 yards from my bed.

It doesn’t help that things are in an upheaval at work (not covid related), but generally I just don’t think sitting at home all day agrees with me.

On the bright side setting your own schedule in the summer means lots of afternoon golf. So, you know, pluses and minuses.

EDIT: case in point, I should’ve been in bed an hour ago or more, but I don’t have a meeting until like 10 so why bother. It doesn’t affect my output but it just feels gross.
 

RJ2kWJ

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Not always a fan. Too easy to sleep in or knock off early or whatever. Feel like I’ve got no momentum. In the winter I’ll go a whole work week without moving more than 100 yards from my bed.

It doesn’t help that things are in an upheaval at work (not covid related), but generally I just don’t think sitting at home all day agrees with me.

On the bright side setting your own schedule in the summer means lots of afternoon golf. So, you know, pluses and minuses.

EDIT: case in point, I should’ve been in bed an hour ago or more, but I don’t have a meeting until like 10 so why bother. It doesn’t affect my output but it just feels gross.

I’ll ask everyone even if it comes off rude, I truly don’t mean for it to, but what is your profession? Reason being is because I’m moving on from what happened pre-surgery/and all that shit. I’ve talked to so many of you all.
 

dragworm

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I’ve been working from home for about 7 years. All these corona restrictions had no impact on my work routine. I like the flexibility that you get while working at home. It’s also a bonus to not to have to fight traffic every day.
 

Mr. Goodtiger

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I’ll ask everyone even if it comes off rude, I truly don’t mean for it to, but what is your profession? Reason being is because I’m moving on from what happened pre-surgery/and all that shit. I’ve talked to so many of you all.
I’m a software admin—I call it IT adjacent. If you’re familiar with the CRM software Salesforce, I’m a Salesforce admin with a company based out of Atlanta.

I got into sales after college, mostly cus I didn’t know wtf I wanted to do, and that was a terrible fit, but of course once I was in it I was kind of stuck. You go in for an interview for something unrelated and they go “well you’re not a fit but you’ve got a lot of sales experience why don’t you talk to our sales manager?” I’d have blown a cow to get out of it and thankfully I ended up at a spot where we used SF and I learned the software. Parlayed that into my current gig.

It’s a good line of work. Easy enough to learn, a lot of need for it right now, so plenty of money to be made.
 

TheNJNole

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Been remote for the past year and will never go back to an office unless I’m forced or desperate for a job. In destin all this week and just as productive as always.
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Being you have time on your hands, go clean that rust from the desk. Also, while you're at it, those chairs could be upgraded and those shrubs are terrible. Sure there are some great colorful options available in your hardy zone to compliment those pretty pink flowers.

Lastly, paint or stain the fence.

Maybe you could convince your wife to buy you a bedazzled grill like that fag ticket2ride.

Cute pup though.....
 

GatorOK

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Work from home = more Skype/Zoom meetings. At the office I would go and meet clients and decide whether I was mobile that afternoon (usually yes). Now stuck taking meetings at the computer.
 

comotiger

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Being you have time on your hands, go clean that rust from the desk. Also, while you're at it, those chairs could be upgraded and those shrubs are terrible. Sure there are some great colorful options available in your hardy zone to compliment those pretty pink flowers.

Lastly, paint or stain the fence.

Maybe you could convince your wife to buy you a bedazzled grill like that fag ticket2ride.

Cute pup though.....
This is primarily a rental property my parents own that gets rented out 35-40 weeks of the year so most of the amenities are for longevity than getting the nice upgrades possible. No point painting the fence when the sand will mess it up constantly. We are working on the rust there though lol
 

GatorOK

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This is primarily a rental property my parents own that gets rented out 35-40 weeks of the year so most of the amenities are for longevity than getting the nice upgrades possible. No point painting the fence when the sand will mess it up constantly. We are working on the rust there though lol
Tell your kids to paint the fence. Ever heard of Tom Sawyer?
 

denn

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Unfortunately I do not have a job that can be done from home. I would love to have that option. Those that are getting that option now, after having to go through the daily hustle for x amount of years, I am happy for you all. It has to be a pretty cool change.
 

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