For many of us, work has changed radically over the past four years. Covid brought lock-down and remote work, and for those of us whose work does not require a physical presence in the workplace, workplace has been redefined. After three plus years - how do we really feel about it? I was going to write an essay on this, and thought why not see how others feel before I do.
1: Are you or someone in your household working remotely full or part time?
2: Do you (or they) find it to be more productive or less productive?
3: How well do you separate work and personal life?
4: Do you (or they) miss being in the workplace?
5: What is the best/worst part of remote work?
1: Are you or someone in your household working remotely full or part time? I am remote three days a week, in the office two days per week. The sweet bear is retired.
2: Do you (or they) find it to be more productive or less productive? I am probably more productive working at home, because the time I would spend commuting, is often spend as extra hours working.
3: How well do you separate work and personal life? I have always been terrible at it. I do log off my office computer, but I keep thinking and when you get paid to think, you never really stop working.
4: Do you (or they) miss being in the workplace? I miss being around other people in the office. We pack a lot into a couple of days a week in the office, but most of the rest of the office is abandoned.
5: What is the best/worst part of remote work? The best part is fewer hours of commuting, I miss the hours on the train (great reading time.) The worst part is not seeing anyone beyond a small circle of colleagues.
Please share your answers in the comments.