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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #50 on: March 17, 2020, 07:07:15 AM »
Good tips. My 3 yo does not subscribe to them. My 6 yo kind of does.

Yesterday mid meeting emergencies:

- 3 yo needs her bottom wiped
- 3 yo was murdered by 6 yo (he won’t share the plastic plates with her. No, not the WHITE ones the BLUE ones!”
- 3 yo was murdered by 6 yo (he won’t play a game with her)
- 3 yo was murdered by hunger (wants fruit snacks)
- 3 yo old was murdered by hunger (same sitting, has finished fruit snacks, wants something else)


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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #51 on: March 17, 2020, 07:44:54 AM »
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #52 on: March 17, 2020, 11:11:40 AM »
What do you guys use for conference calls?  Cell phone sucks for this.  Laptop mic/speakers suck more.

The real problem is I have way to many that are way to long, but that’s not changing anytime soon.

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #53 on: March 17, 2020, 11:13:37 AM »
I have a Logitech headset

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #54 on: March 17, 2020, 11:16:47 AM »
What do you guys use for conference calls?  Cell phone sucks for this.  Laptop mic/speakers suck more.

The real problem is I have way to many that are way to long, but that’s not changing anytime soon.

iphone Xs with airpod pros. sounds perfect. perfect calls. it was a perfect call.

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #55 on: March 17, 2020, 11:30:04 AM »
What do you guys use for conference calls?  Cell phone sucks for this.  Laptop mic/speakers suck more.

The real problem is I have way to many that are way to long, but that’s not changing anytime soon.

my company uses zoom for everything. I use noise cancelling headphones. Also I can make calls from google voice.

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #56 on: March 17, 2020, 11:40:55 AM »
zoom conference calls is terrorism
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #57 on: March 17, 2020, 11:43:26 AM »
Our CEO has a thick foreign accent and makes our weekly Zoom calls miserable. I have to double check with my Director on the side afterwards to make sure I didn’t miss anything.


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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #58 on: March 17, 2020, 11:45:31 AM »
if people use headphones with a mic it's not bad

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #59 on: March 17, 2020, 12:03:17 PM »
We use Webex. I like it. We also do Microsoft Teams. Like it too. Also I love the crap out of all of our foreign accents. I thought I was getting pretty decent in being able to tell where someone is from. Then the other day I thought this guy from Mexico was Italian.

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #60 on: March 17, 2020, 12:03:38 PM »
oh, and bonus, it was a McKinsey guy!

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #61 on: March 17, 2020, 12:51:02 PM »
oh, and bonus, it was a McKinsey guy!

Probably was an Italian pretending to be Mexican.
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #62 on: March 17, 2020, 02:04:55 PM »
I have this for phone calls:
https://www.amazon.com/Plantronics-80057-11-Cordless-Headset-Phone/dp/B001GX6MJ8/ref=sr_1_58?keywords=Plantronics&qid=1584471791&sr=8-58&swrs=C41B05F681863E359691BA03F5117749

Looks obsolete out of the box but has worked well for me.  I have forgotten to charge it at night and probably stretched it to 10 hours of calls on a single charge.

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #63 on: March 17, 2020, 02:06:36 PM »
I have a plantronics voyager but it sucks compared to the airpod pros so it stays in the box.

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #64 on: March 17, 2020, 02:07:29 PM »
Can confirm the Airpod Pros are BITB.  Best Apple product I have ever purchased.

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #65 on: March 17, 2020, 02:09:05 PM »
i also do airpods pro and also have a steel series artics 9x headset (pro gaming headset made for elite level pro gamers) that works too


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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #66 on: March 17, 2020, 04:30:32 PM »
oh, and bonus, it was a McKinsey guy!

Probably was an Italian pretending to be Mexican.
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #67 on: March 17, 2020, 04:48:20 PM »
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #68 on: March 17, 2020, 04:50:30 PM »
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #69 on: March 17, 2020, 05:45:51 PM »
Premium horse betting this afternoon. +$59 on $194 in bets.

Did some spreadsheet and email stuff in the morning too.

Made a run for tacos at 430p.

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #70 on: March 17, 2020, 05:48:08 PM »
I have seriously had an insane amount of meetings with people who think things will just bop around normally any day now.

I'm actually blocking off my calendar so I can try to work! rough ridin' zoom

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #71 on: March 17, 2020, 07:09:11 PM »
Jabra 75t but it sucks on bridgelines due to bridgeline cutout and Jabra noise canceling combo.  Works great on Teams.

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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #72 on: March 18, 2020, 09:20:02 AM »
I have seriously had an insane amount of meetings with people who think things will just bop around normally any day now.

I'm actually blocking off my calendar so I can try to work! rough ridin' zoom

These people are entire dumbasses
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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #73 on: May 12, 2020, 03:45:32 PM »
I think a lot of companies are going to start doing something like this.


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Re: working from home 101
« Reply #74 on: May 12, 2020, 03:48:37 PM »
work from office is optional at my company until 9/1, regardless of what the states do