Working from home

The Corona crisis is well on its way. It’s Whit Monday, June 1, 2020. I’ve been working from home since March 13.

To be quite honest, I don’t mind working at home, I’ve been making quite some progress on several projects. For me it’s a lot easier to concentrate on my work than at my regular workplace. There is a lot less interrupting going on, although I do need to make sure I don’t try to follow the chat window where my colleagues are chatting about stuff I’m not involved with.

The first week or so I found myself exhausted in the evening. Now I guess I have found my way. I do need to schedule my projects, really from hour to hour, just to make sure I’m not over-concentrating or lose myself in the project (you know, just do this last thing before moving on!).

I have no idea when this is going to end, but my guess is it will take some more weeks or even months. The new normal is going to be strange. Are we going to go back to our jobs as we used to do? Is that something we would want? I wouldn’t mind working from home for 3 or maybe even 4 days a week and just have 1 or 2 days at the office, to quickly catch up with people, and chat about other things than just work. Although I am an introvert, just talking to people (face to face) would be nice.

We’ll see how this pans out.


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