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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #150 on: August 05, 2020, 02:55:30 PM »
Virtual happy hours are probably the worst thing about COVID. 

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #151 on: August 05, 2020, 02:56:39 PM »
Virtual happy hours are probably the worst thing about COVID. 

I just don't do them. they suck so much

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #152 on: August 05, 2020, 02:58:03 PM »
Virtual happy hours are probably the worst thing about COVID. 

I just don't do them. they suck so much
I've become the default leadership point person for them and it's almost made me quit drinking they are so unbearable

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #153 on: August 05, 2020, 03:11:49 PM »
work more

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #154 on: August 05, 2020, 03:31:01 PM »
The only time I miss the office is every three months or so when I need to scan or print something for personal use. I always spend 20 minutes rough ridin' with my printer at home, trying to get it to work. The one in the office always worked immediately with no hassle.
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #155 on: August 05, 2020, 03:34:11 PM »
It's definitely easy to get sucked into longer days.  Just need to work a little more on setting boundaries to fix that though.  Since an initial spike, it's been pretty smooth sailing for me. 

Turn off work emails (or at least notifications) on your phone.
Love the Do Not Disturb feature in Office 365. No notifications after hours, on the weekend, or during meetings. Co-workers know to text or call if it's urgent. Otherwise, piss off until normal hours.

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #156 on: August 05, 2020, 04:03:50 PM »
I'm loving the crap out of not commuting for an hour every day as well as wearing shorts and a t shirt.  Meetings increased a tiny bit early on but have gone back down to normal.  I do need to upgrade my chair though.  The padding in the seat just isn't enough.  I could probably go in to the building and take my chair from there, it is super comfortable and I think they have been letting people take equipment home.

The chair I had pre-covid was comfy but it wasn't meant to be an 8 hour a day chair.  My hips started hurting after a couple weeks in March.  I got this at the end of March or early April and have been very impressed.

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #157 on: August 15, 2020, 02:39:04 PM »
thats stupid


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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #158 on: August 15, 2020, 02:48:11 PM »
Not as stupid as your face
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #159 on: September 01, 2020, 10:11:32 AM »
I am currently on a WebEx call with 95 people and apparently the mods either don't have or don't know how to mute all and it such a clusterfuck.  Some guy ordering at a drive-thru, multiple people yelling at their kids and even more coughing and sneezing.  It's embarrassing that people I work with are this dumb. 

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #160 on: September 01, 2020, 10:22:21 AM »
Back from furlough and into the home office as of yesterday!  I got switched teams which sucks because I liked my old boss but I think I went from middle of the pack on my old team to tops on this one, so that'll be interesting.

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #161 on: September 01, 2020, 10:56:15 AM »
I am currently on a WebEx call with 95 people and apparently the mods either don't have or don't know how to mute all and it such a clusterfuck.  Some guy ordering at a drive-thru, multiple people yelling at their kids and even more coughing and sneezing.  It's embarrassing that people I work with are this dumb. 

they'll catch on eventually

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #162 on: September 01, 2020, 11:04:34 AM »
I am currently on a WebEx call with 95 people and apparently the mods either don't have or don't know how to mute all and it such a clusterfuck.  Some guy ordering at a drive-thru, multiple people yelling at their kids and even more coughing and sneezing.  It's embarrassing that people I work with are this dumb. 

they'll catch on eventually

Takes me back to April/May.  :D

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #163 on: September 01, 2020, 01:55:25 PM »
I am currently on a WebEx call with 95 people and apparently the mods either don't have or don't know how to mute all and it such a clusterfuck.  Some guy ordering at a drive-thru, multiple people yelling at their kids and even more coughing and sneezing.  It's embarrassing that people I work with are this dumb. 

they'll catch on eventually

Will they?  I've been on 4-5 video conference calls a day since mid March. 

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #164 on: September 01, 2020, 02:06:18 PM »
I am currently on a WebEx call with 95 people and apparently the mods either don't have or don't know how to mute all and it such a clusterfuck.  Some guy ordering at a drive-thru, multiple people yelling at their kids and even more coughing and sneezing.  It's embarrassing that people I work with are this dumb. 

they'll catch on eventually

Will they?  I've been on 4-5 video conference calls a day since mid March. 

lol I still eff up my bluetooth headphone connection about once a week

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #165 on: April 19, 2021, 03:51:55 PM »
The past couple of weeks I have been doing coworking sessions with some friends. We are all a part of the same discord and I play poker with this group every Saturday night and other games too. We have been hopping in video chat and listening to music. It's been nice, very chill and we just listen to music and work throughout the day, some come and go as meetings come up. It's as close to being back in the office as you can get, we all work in IT too.
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #166 on: April 19, 2021, 03:59:45 PM »
The past couple of weeks I have been doing coworking sessions with some friends. We are all a part of the same discord and I play poker with this group every Saturday night and other games too. We have been hopping in video chat and listening to music. It's been nice, very chill and we just listen to music and work throughout the day, some come and go as meetings come up. It's as close to being back in the office as you can get, we all work in IT too.

Hanging out with work people is weird.

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #167 on: April 19, 2021, 04:03:31 PM »
The past couple of weeks I have been doing coworking sessions with some friends. We are all a part of the same discord and I play poker with this group every Saturday night and other games too. We have been hopping in video chat and listening to music. It's been nice, very chill and we just listen to music and work throughout the day, some come and go as meetings come up. It's as close to being back in the office as you can get, we all work in IT too.

Hanging out with work people is weird.

None of these people are work people. I chat via Discord with these friends all day anyway so it's very chill. Like right now we have people from NY, Cali, Texas, Miss, London and Hungary in here.
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #168 on: April 19, 2021, 04:10:43 PM »
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #169 on: April 19, 2021, 04:16:07 PM »
I agree with sf but I'm glad you found an arrangement that works for you dbt
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #170 on: April 19, 2021, 04:55:22 PM »
I agree with sf but I'm glad you found an arrangement that works for you dbt
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #171 on: April 19, 2021, 05:36:18 PM »
it all sounds very chill tbh

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #172 on: April 19, 2021, 06:09:30 PM »
The chill level is definitely not a question
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #173 on: April 19, 2021, 06:49:51 PM »
Tbh I prefer a little more formality with my co workers, but to each their own.