Author Topic: I Would Rather Not Go, Back to the Office  (Read 16174 times)

Sebastian Cobb

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Re: I Would Rather Not Go, Back to the Office
« Reply #150 on: September 07, 2021, 12:18:03 PM »
Same here. It's been on the cards for a few weeks but the plan to come in from yesterday was emailed round at... 3:30pm on Friday afternoon.



Cunts.

Chollis

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Re: I Would Rather Not Go, Back to the Office
« Reply #151 on: September 07, 2021, 12:36:38 PM »
lock up bike, get changed, dump stuff in locker, slump at desk... literally like the last 18 months had been a dream.

ugh this hits hard

Re: I Would Rather Not Go, Back to the Office
« Reply #152 on: September 07, 2021, 10:58:50 PM »
My main concern is that I need to start rethinking my shitting schedule, do I go for "early AM before leaving the house" or "ascertain an afternoon slot when everyone else in in meetings"? This is the stuff yer Canary Wharf bigwigs don't talk about.

Update: turns out there's a gender neutral bog near my desk which is seemingly always empty. JACKPOT

I'm enjoying going back in, though I appreciate I'm in quite an unusual position as my office is a plush media cocoon type place. And getting up and walking for 40+ minutes at the start of the day definitely picks up my mood in a way that lurching from my bed to my desk can't. I'm still only going in a couple of days a week at the most though, seems pointless to go in for days when I'm just going to be tethered to my desk on video calls with external teams most of the day.

I do also worry that this flexibility risks fostering a creeping culture of presenteeism - the official line has been admirably free from any kind pressure to go in so far, but I think there's still a risk of in-person conversations happening in the office, that don't reach (or benefit) those who are less able to be there physically all the time for whatever reason. And in the same way that I know I'm no less of an employee just because I sometimes might log in (from home) an hour later than some other colleagues (but still work the same number of hours) because insomnia has been kicking my arse all night, someone obviously isn't any less deserving of being involved and connected just because it's not practical for them to schlep to central London several times a week.


Re: I Would Rather Not Go, Back to the Office
« Reply #153 on: September 08, 2021, 09:48:29 PM »
Had to pop into the office today for a while, due to getting a hardware delivery.
I think the permanent WFH I'd be advised of may be true, as my desk has been given away to a newbie.

Milo

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Re: I Would Rather Not Go, Back to the Office
« Reply #154 on: September 09, 2021, 09:13:31 PM »
Had to take the train due to an MOT test yesterday. Despite running half the old number of trains it was still only a two carriage one and we were all rammed in and I was stood in the aisle right next to a schoolchild who was coughing like a raven.

Let's all get back to the office.

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Re: I Would Rather Not Go, Back to the Office
« Reply #155 on: September 09, 2021, 10:30:31 PM »
Quote
Same here. It's been on the cards for a few weeks but the plan to come in from yesterday was emailed round at... 3:30pm on Friday afternoon.


Awful shite, I thought the week and a half notice we got was a piss take.

Hope plenty of people said 'tough, can't, made plans'

Poirots BigGarlickyCorpse

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Re: I Would Rather Not Go, Back to the Office
« Reply #156 on: September 15, 2021, 02:27:34 PM »
Phased return starting 20th September here.

I kind of don't want to because my dog is very old, but at the same time I live only five minutes away from the office. Main arseache will be checking which blouses and jumpers a) still fit me b) are fit to be seen.

turnstyle

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Re: I Would Rather Not Go, Back to the Office
« Reply #157 on: September 16, 2021, 02:11:00 PM »
Official return to office date of first week of October, but there's been a lot of 'it would be AWESOME if you could come in now, but NO PRESSURE, but it would be AMAZING'.

Went back in last week for a day, to give it a go. Haven't commuted in 18 months, totally haven't missed it. Caught a fairly late train and it was still pretty busy - I assumed it would be dead. About half the passengers not wearing masks. Cheers mates! Then, on the way home, trains were fucked. My 5 second commute from bedroom to living room has ruined me. 

All the talk of 'collaboration' and 'togetherness' was all bollocks. Because the desks are 'socially distanced', I ended up sat at the other end of the office away from the people I actually work with.

We're really entering the phase of 'get back into the office you cunts', but considering the whole Plan B business from Boris and chums, my take on it is that if we've coped well enough until now, why rush back into the office in our droves and put the NHS under massive strain during the winter. Better to play it cautious, no? Though I realise this would massively jeopardize Pret A Manger and its ilk. Sorry sandwich lads.   

Anyway, 3/10, would not recommend.

Ham Bap

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Re: I Would Rather Not Go, Back to the Office
« Reply #158 on: September 17, 2021, 01:37:32 PM »
Im still WFH. Also learned this week that our return to office is dependent on the number being below 200/100,000 in the daily/weekly COVID stats.
Its more than double that here. Im just hoping to at least get this side of Christmas out of it and keep working from home.

Though saying that i'll be a hybrid worker and have no set days in the office. Everyone I work with is remote so I may basically just be working from home full time now, in this team at least.
Also heard in a meeting to only come in if you want and if you're gonna be on calls/in remote meetings all day you might as well work from home.
Suits me. Cant stand open plan offices.

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