Working in the office: lots of distractions, constant meetings, phones ringing, mouse-clicking and keyboard punching, restricted internet connection, DELL PC with the cheapest peripherals, expensive food options within a 10 minute walk.
Working from home: comfortable chair, calm environment, more screen real estate, better keyboard/mouse, decent PC, gigabit internet connection, a fridge full of things I like.
@fribbledom I'm not very comfortable sharing the following memepic to 'public' since it contains faces (and not mine, at that), but still though:
Sure, and there are even more working people who don't have the option to work from home, either. But I'm not trying to rub this into anyone's face, either. It's simply long overdue that it's considered an acceptable form of work in those professions where it already is an option.
@fribbledom My home is literally full of things I'd rather be doing than work; it's arguably **vastly** more distracting to me than my office is.
Those are distractions I can usually control, though. I guess it takes some self-discipline. In the office I have no control over ringing phones, people shouting and laughing etc.
In my case: somewhat slow remote desktop, tons of e-mails instead of short phone calls, and way too many distractions.
But saving 2 hours a day by not commuting kinda makes up for that.
And boy, did we ever need a decent IM -- but nobody wants to use the shitty Microsoft thingie. I'm counting the days until they give in :(
@fribbledom Work: the kitchen is cleaned twice a day, the rest room and office once a day, the fridge is stocked up regularly. Up-to-date hardware. Colleagues next door.
Home: constant distraction from things that need to be done after work (Taxes, cleaning, shopping, cooking) or are more fun than work (books, music, bed). Consumer hardware. Need to use shitty video-conferencing tools. => I am missing my office
@fribbledom my workplace doesn't get it, instead we've been split into 2 teams alternating turns in the office or working from home each week for 4 weeks. there's literally no need, other than deliveries, to be in the office. We're an MSP, we do remote support.
@fribbledom this is a first for me. I'm not counting the 2 days where I stayed home to help my dad who was ill a few years ago. I will need to go shopping for a decent chair and a monitor. My work laptop screen isn't great for any length of time but today it's all I have. Having it raised up to eye level will help, as will the external keyboard and mouse.
My wife is also home now for at least 2 weeks. We have a home office but with us both in there all day, who knows...
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