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    QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    Or is the call to return to the office growing louder?
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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    Fully geared up to work from home. Id maybe look at getting a KVM so I dont have to use the rubbish K&M supplied by work, but other than that and maybe wall mounting my UWQHD monitor, Im golden.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    Will eventually go back, at least in part, but will be stuck at home for the foreseeable....
    I think work like it, as it means they can sell off even more buildings.
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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    Adjustable desk: check
    KVM switch: check
    Dual arm for UWQHD monitor and work notebook: check.
    Custom mech keyboard: check
    Fancy mousepad to brighten the day: check.

    Yup - I'm all set to continue for another 1,5 year and beyond.
    Last edited by Norkay; 16-07-2021 at 06:25 PM. Reason: adding unnecessary commentary

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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    I work from home anyway so...

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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    Ive worked from home since 2001, but retired effectively 2004. I still "work" from home doing my hifi repairs etc.
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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    Nah. Ready for work to be less busy, tbh..

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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    Haaa. Decided to work for myself, totally fed up with corporate life. So do something I want to do for a couple of years before I retire. Then bugger me but the day I pick up the printed material and flyers, the first lockdown starts. So been working from home ever since.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    Wish I could deal with bicycles at home.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    Even though I can do 99.9% of my job remotely (managing IT Infrastructure), in practice we were only allowed to WFH when the company literally had no other option (i.e. during the two lockdowns). As soon as the rules were relaxed to 'If you can work from home then you should', we were back at the office in the blink of an eye. Unfortunately my employer just doesn't trust its staff to work unsupervised, although they obviously don't put it quite like that. Instead they harp on about the benefits of collaboration and face-to-face interaction, despite having invested a reasonable sum in O365 last year (including MS Teams).

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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    The only problem with working from home I have is that some unpleasant and inconsiderate person has recently moved into a flat nearby in the same building, so I need to find a new home to be able to work from.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    I work in a lab so working from home was never an option for me.

    OTOH, even with half the team sent home on full pay for three months last year, sending everyone home for 3 months, and keeping the management team off-site for over a year, enabled us to make record profits. Apparently, keeping management & admin away from the labs massively increases our productivity.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    I work for an American megacorp, so I was summoned back to the office last October.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    I retire at the end of the month so I'll never work again but if I did I'd be perfectly able to do so from my home office.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    I haven't been working from home for months (higher education), but, in the event of yet another lock down, my set up is a doddle to reassemble.

    Works laptop (via smoothwall) so it works as if I was sat in the building, if anyone needs to see my ugly mug (I had to do workshops to our students in the last lockdown) it's a simple case of hooking my Canon DSLR up (Canons beta software that was supposedly for the US only came in bloody handy, the built in web cam is truly appalling even by today's low standards) and an old pair of Motorola Bluetooth headphones for the microphone (the built in microphone is equally bad, I either have to shout or sit with my mouth four inches from it).

    During the last lock down Windows 10's built in Quick Assist was invaluable (though it would be been nice to have an option to allow some sort of Admin input) and Teams, despite it's shortcomings, was handy (though the daily morning meetings... :shudder.

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    Re: QOTW: Are you setup to continue working from home?

    Quote Originally Posted by g8ina View Post
    Ive worked from home since 2001, but retired effectively 2004. I still "work" from home doing my hifi repairs etc.
    Exactly that. Except, I worked from home (though it took me abroad a lot, so for years, I thought "home" was a specific chair in the Admiral's Club lounge at Heathrow, and my second home was similar, but at JFK).from more like 1988. Oh, and 'retired' in kinda 2007 to 2011. It was a drawn-out semi-retirement. And I don't really "work" from home at all, now. I would cheerfully do some things for pay, as long as it was firmly limited to things I enjoy doing anyway but I most emphatically don't enjoy filling in self-employed tax returns and I'm not likely to earn enough to be willing to pay an accountant to do it for me. So, I'm fully retired .... unless a friend wants me to, I dunno, sort a PC problem and he/she will mow our lawn or change a tap, or something. i.e. a cashless barter. And that is extremely rare.

    Am I setup to work from home? Ironically, probably more so than I ever was when I did it full time for about 30 years.

    Oh, and the wife is a Covid "from home" worker, and has just signed a new contract that'll last her until she retires which stipulates "from home", not her old office, or she was quitting.

    So basically, exactly the same as you, yet not the same at all. Me 'edd 'urts.
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