SouthernRailway wrote: ↑Wed May 20, 2020 7:59 am
I would expect that a lot of jobs where you can work from home--such as mine--will be part-WFH, part-office-based. Companies are investing heavily in remote technology now and I don't see them throwing that investment away, particularly if employees like working from home and are just as productive. Most days, I am more productive working from home. But the parts of my job that require face time--pitching to clients, in-person meetings, etc.--are key, even if they are only a minority of my working hours. So I figure that some jobs will be partially in the office, partially from home, even after the pandemic.
Meetings that don't have to be in person will be heading to Zoom, though.
I expect that Amtrak and airlines will be affected somewhat in the long term, but business travel isn't going away for good.
I think that if and when we have a coronavirus vaccine, we ought to revisit this topic.
I'm a bit of the reverse. I can
work from home, but it's not optimal. At work I have three screens to pour source code and documentation over, I can get up and talk to coworkers in different departments if they have problems with the monitoring system (since I'm essentially it's admin), the commute is by rail and I can get a bit of walking on to get some exercise. I can hunker down and work. At home, I'm more than likely to distract myself... and that slows down work. I also have to deal that I can "remote desktop" into my work PC, but it's only one screen (due to Windows licensing).
No, I want to come into the office. I miss the commute. We're already using Zoom for meetings with an off-shore group. We're already using Slack to talk to each other. We replaced our firewall to handle all the VPN traffic (yes, I was there for that). And yes, we were already "working from home" on deployment nights. Now it's ALL THE TIME
. This new normal stinks.