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Working? Staying home? Doing nothing?

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  1. MJ

    MJ Administrator Moderator

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    This very conversation has come up a few times within my company. My boss has trust issues so only some people, if any may be offered that. I work 10-12 hours a day. I’m on the list of people that would be working from home. I’ve worked for him for 12 years. I put out quality work. It’s visible, it’s tangible and it’s able to be tracked. I wouldn’t mind it at all.
     
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  2. Grif

    Grif Elite Refuge Member

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    Yep....I think many people have realized it's viable because of the shutdown.
     
  3. Ducker 4 Ever

    Ducker 4 Ever Elite Refuge Member

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    I posted this on the 1st page of "the price of crude" thread a few months ago. Sounds like much of it is ringing true.
     
  4. BigSkyDuk

    BigSkyDuk Senior Refuge Member

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    For sure. A lot of the “temporary layoffs” and “furloughs” are already turning into “we decided that function is unnecessary” and “your job is gone”.
     
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    reddogge Senior Refuge Member

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    It sounds like what happened to my son. 51 years old so won't be easy to find something quick. Good thing unemployment goes for a while.
     
  6. Grif

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    I suspect unemployment will get alot worse before it turns a corner.
     
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    renoduckman Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm the maintenance guy at a Juvenille hall. Kind of hard for me to work from home. I'm still working so I guess I'm important.
    Now maybe this China virus will be an excuse to get rid of the dead weight.
     
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    Lots of folks now making more not working than when they were working. I was retired before the virus, and I'm still retired. :l
     
  9. MJ

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    Discipline and routine is definitely required. I have the same routine as I had before I left for the office. Get up. Feed the dog. Have a cup of coffee. Shower. Go to work.

    But rather than driving the 30 minutes to work, I sit down in my home office and start my day. My hours are somewhat flexible. I just need to let my boss know if I have errands to run or that I’m shutting down early for the day. I’m grateful for the opportunities I have today.
     
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  10. bill cooksey

    bill cooksey Elite Refuge Member

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    Routine is definitely required for most of us. Early on I realized also that I needed to dress the same working from home as I would from the office (suits weren't required in that office). It was years before I could sit at my desk in a t-shirt, shorts and flip flops and actually get work done. Then along came video conferences, and I had to at least keep a collared shirt handy for the calls.
     

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