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  • Member since
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  • From: Franklin Wi
So close, yet so far.
Posted by Bakster on Friday, March 20, 2020 10:30 AM

I am working from home this week and next. Our company is following CDC guidelines.

When at work I wish that I am home modeling. Now that I am home, I wish I was in my basement where I do my modeling. 

So close, yet so far.

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    March 2003
  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, March 20, 2020 10:35 AM
Even before this many of my friends who work home put to rest all of the working from home myths,its no panacea,they work pretty hard,no goofing off,production required.

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    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, March 20, 2020 12:01 PM

Tojo72
Even before this many of my friends who work home put to rest all of the working from home myths,its no panacea,they work pretty hard,no goofing off,production required.
 

Amen to that, Tojo. 

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    July 2004
  • From: Sonora Desert
Posted by stikpusher on Friday, March 20, 2020 12:22 PM

Yup, my wife has been working from home for several years now. She is glued to her desk, phone, and computer during her shift. The main advantage is no commuting to and from work, and worrying about work clothes. 

 

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       - Plankton

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  • Member since
    December 2002
  • From: Fort Knox
Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, March 20, 2020 12:38 PM

My work, a GE appliance factory, where we are virtually atop one another on an assembly line, shut down for next week. There are several factory buildings at Appliance Park where GE makes dishwashers, washing machines, dryers and refrigerators (my building).

My building shut down today until March 30th. The other buildings are running today and will shut down tonight.

There is no "social distancing" when you work on an assembly line, unless your spot just happens to be farther away than others. I supervise a dozen workers as well as interact with a dozen more.

Many of the younger folks don't seem to care. Older folks who interact with even older parents do though.

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    November 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, March 20, 2020 1:30 PM

I'm still spending 15 hours a week in the dialysis clinic semi-imobilised.  Still, I am spending more time building than before the shutdowns.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, March 20, 2020 1:57 PM

stikpusher

Yup, my wife has been working from home for several years now. She is glued to her desk, phone, and computer during her shift. The main advantage is no commuting to and from work, and worrying about work clothes. 

 

Yup! Not commuting is a huge benefit. It's also nice about the work cloths, and in my case, I don't have to shave everyday. Oh, and I can sleep in much longer and at 5 I walk downstairs and start supper. I find myself cooking again because I am not getting home at  6:30 or later. Don't forget lunch hour. It is a full hour! Again, walk downstairs, make something, and still have time to rest a bit. When it's warmer I can imagine taking a walk over lunch. Yes, I could get used to this.

:)

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    March 2015
  • From: Close to Chicago
Posted by JohnnyK on Friday, March 20, 2020 3:34 PM

Before I retired I found it very difficult to work from home. It was to quiet and there was no team energy. I enjoyed working with people. On the other hand, it was nice not having to get up at 6:00 in order to make the 90 minute commute to the office.

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