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A know a few of us are working from home whilst all of this lockdown stuff is going on but who has had to put up with the following:

  • Excessive amounts of video calls
  • Digital socials eg. quizzes and games
  • Digital wellness eg. virtual yoga, meditation etc

And that's just the work-related stuff. There's plenty of strange things about working from home like the cats stamping on your keyboard or kids getting in the background of video calls.

Working in radio/media means a lot of my colleagues are spending time with a duvet over their head to make their presenting or news bulletins soundproof which is always fun to see the photos of.

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“Anyone wanna cup of tea arf arf lolz....“

No Maureen. Every morning you type this in the WhatsApp group. Just fuck off.

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Pyfish posted 1 hour ago:

There's plenty of strange things about working from home like the cats stamping on your keyboard.

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Is your cat named Molly?  xD

 

 

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1 hour ago, Pyfish said:
  • Digital socials eg. quizzes and games
  • Digital wellness eg. virtual yoga, meditation etc

I think I would rage quit if any of this happened regularly xD

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3 minutes ago, nudge said:

I think I would rage quit if any of this happened regularly xD

It's almost everyday that something is suggested like that!

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Being able to work outside today in the garden making the most of the weather is helping. Was getting fed up of constantly being stuck inside when I'm used to being out and about as part of my working day/working week.

Had lots of emoji games - sports teams, films etc.

Across our team we have a quiz on Wednesdays on Teams. Can be a bit hectic at times!

We've cut down on our video calls. First 7-10 days of lockdown and shortly before we had them pretty much every day. Although that's partly because no-one knew what the fuck was going on or how the fuck it would impact us so we were all working on a day-to-day basis in terms of changes that affect us. Now cut down to 3 a week for our team which is easier. 

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Just got a message in the group chat thing on Microsoft Teams. Janet has had me dying here. You’ll all be crying when I tell you what she’s said...

”I’m off home now guys hehe 😜

to which a comedian I work with has said this:

”hope the hallway traffic isn’t too bad tonight hehe *wine emoji*”. 

Least I don’t have to listen to these whoppers in person. 

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1 minute ago, Smiley Culture said:

Just got a message in the group chat thing on Microsoft Teams. Janet has had me dying here. You’ll all be crying when I tell you what she’s said...

”I’m off home now guys hehe 😜

to which a comedian I work with has said this:

”hope the hallway traffic isn’t too bad tonight hehe *wine emoji*”. 

Least I don’t have to listen to these whoppers in person. 

Oh god I would have handed in my notice there and then.

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Feel quite fortunate all of a sudden that we don't have WhatsApp on our work phones! Would refuse to use it if I had to put up with all that.

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My working from home software basically counts you as being Away From Keyboard whenever you're not dealing with a customer. 

Issue is, we're extremely quiet atm and so I'm spending long stretches of time sitting waiting for a call to come through. I'm now being emailed by my boss enquiring why I'm away from my desk all the time, and even why Im signing off early - meaning that if I press "Ready" with five minutes left of my shift, and I log out on time, with no customer having gotten through in those 5 minutes, I'm counted as leaving early. 

In fact, the better and more quickly I help people, the "less" work I'm doing because my amount of time spent speaking on the phone, as opposed to waiting for a new customer, is less. 

So the only solution is to somehow force more customers to call, and do my work more slowly. 

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If your boss is not monitoring your calls - other then just the fact that there is one online, then get a mate or family to call you two minutes before knocking-off time - that might shut him up!

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24 minutes ago, Inverted said:

My working from home software basically counts you as being Away From Keyboard whenever you're not dealing with a customer. 

Issue is, we're extremely quiet atm and so I'm spending long stretches of time sitting waiting for a call to come through. I'm now being emailed by my boss enquiring why I'm away from my desk all the time, and even why Im signing off early - meaning that if I press "Ready" with five minutes left of my shift, and I log out on time, with no customer having gotten through in those 5 minutes, I'm counted as leaving early. 

In fact, the better and more quickly I help people, the "less" work I'm doing because my amount of time spent speaking on the phone, as opposed to waiting for a new customer, is less. 

So the only solution is to somehow force more customers to call, and do my work more slowly. 

Some sort of a call center? I feel for you. By far the worst job I ever had; never again. 

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27 minutes ago, Smiley Culture said:

Been furloughed, as of this evening. Positives mean no more of this crap. 

What you got, 3 weeks?? 

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This, absolute classic BBC clip, is reflective of what's playing out every second day or so for me at the moment, working from home with two kids under 4.

 

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We're doing a Friday drinks hour at 5pm which is a nice social catch up.

People are trying to do a lunch catch up where we do the quiz in the newspaper via Skype (which was an office tradition) but to be honest what I'm struggling most with at that point in the day is the need to get away from a screen for 40 minutes, and actually take some steps. 

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4 minutes ago, Harvsky said:

Our sales team all have their webcams on for conference calls and are starting to get tetchy with us data lot not doing it. 

You probably don't because if you are anything like my daughter you are still wandering around in your jimmy jams at 11am

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30 minutes ago, Bluewolf said:

What you got, 3 weeks?? 

Probably depends on what comes from the Government meeting this evening. 

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1 minute ago, Smiley Culture said:

Probably depends on what comes from the Government meeting this evening. 

Yea, I think it's a minimum of 3 weeks for a business to qualify for it, They can either extend it or bring you back after that... 

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2 hours ago, Bluewolf said:

You probably don't because if you are anything like my daughter you are still wandering around in your jimmy jams at 11am

True. I look like a tramp. However some of the sales lot on screen haven't shaved since this started :4_joy:

Nothing says personal hygiene collapse like that.

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Only worked one day from home, since this started.

I was told I would have to use my remaining vacation days (6 of a total of 22 per year), so next Thursday I'm 'on vacations' until the 23rd. Then, I have fuck all for the rest of the year.

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There's someone at one of the other radio stations in our network who has started a 'Sheep' style game with everyone over email. I went out in the first round. Standard.

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19 minutes ago, Pyfish said:

started a 'Sheep' style game with everyone over email. I went out in the first round. Standard.

A Sheep knockout game??? @Bluebird Hewitt knows a similar game I think, except his involves running round naked in the farmers field in welly boots late at night with a torch.... 

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14 minutes ago, Bluewolf said:

A Sheep knockout game??? @Bluebird Hewitt knows a similar game I think, except his involves running round naked in the farmers field in welly boots late at night with a torch.... 

 

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1 minute ago, CaaC (John) said:

And? xD

It didn't work as I hoped. :(

For me, I've been working at home since 18th March and have about 3 calls a day, which isn't much but a tad annoying. Don't mind working from home but it's not all that cracked up to be really. Other than basically rolling out of bed to then work, I do miss the social interaction and the likes. Being stuck in a room on your own for most of the day is a bit meh really. 

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