http://rhnonose.github.io/, just getting started.
I’ll not touch my computer for the whole weekend.
I hope this makes more businesses realize that people can work from home 90% of the time for a great many positions. The amount of time saved, gas saved, and stress saved is immense….not to mention the amount saved on office space and associated costs.
I’ve been working from home for over a week and I’ve been much happier.
I just need to go for a walk around my neighborhood each day to at least leave the house. I never go for a walk when I go to the office. Its nice, I went around and took some photos on my Nikon FE2 today (been getting back into film recently)
I got a dog to force me get out every day and it’s rewarding in many ways.
I also hope this could be the case, but I think there’s also a possibility that it could have the opposite effect, owing to:
If a company experiences problems because of it, they might be more likely to dismiss the possibility in future.
Bram Cohen has a good Twitter thread about this - https://twitter.com/bramcohen/status/1235291382299926529 - “My office went full remote starting the beginning of this week related to covid-19 … This isn’t out of fear that going in to work is dangerous. It isn’t, at least not yet. It’s out of concern for not spreading disease and erring on the side of going full remote sooner rather than later.” Making sure you can strikes me as a good idea.
If only I could work at McDonald’s from home. Sure would be nice if I could just receive a case of patties in the mail, cook them up, and mail them out. They have enough preservatives that it wouldn’t be an issue, right?
There’s something that resonates about this. I wonder if these companies also encourage their data center engineers to work from home. Or even their cleaning and cafeteria staff. ‘Working from home’ requires an economic infrastructure that we expect to keep working, even though it requires people not to ‘work from home’.
I’m absolutely sympathetic to the argument that not packing people together in tight spaces might, if we’re lucky, limit the spread of the virus. Maybe this is the wrong moment to wonder about the classist aspects of this.
I think the idea of restricting workplace interaction gets a bit muddled in transmission.
A pandemic of this kind is almost impossible to stop absent draconian quarantine practices.
The point of getting (some) people not to take public transport, go to restaurants, hang out around the water cooler etc. is not to ensure that those people don’t get sick. A certain percentage of them will get sick, no matter what. The point is to slow the transmission, to flatten the curve of new illnesses, so that the existing care infrastructure can handle the inevitable illness cases without being overwhelmed.
I’m not sure what is there about class. There are white collar jobs that can’t be remote, like doctors. And there are some blue collar ones that can, like customer support by phone.
There are always exceptions. But in general, “knowledge work” is both paid higher, and also allows the employee greater flexibility in choosing their place of work.
Agreed with this take, yes.
Many middle class jobs in the United States provide very few paid sick days, let alone jobs held by the working class. Paid sick leave is a rarity for part time jobs.
People who hold multiple part time jobs to survive will face the choice of going to work while sick or self-isolating and losing their income.
There’s absolutely a class component to consider, especially in America where social safety nets are especially weak.
While it’s true that not all doctors can work remotely and others can’t all the time, telemedicine is a significant and growing part of the medical profession. Turns out there’s a lot of medicine that does not require in-person presence.
What do you think this comment possibly adds to the conversation except being snide?
If they want you to do consulting as part of your interview, they can pay.
This is how I feel as well. I emailed them saying basically this: that I would be happy to prepare the presentation for my standard consulting rate. We’ll see what they say.
This is what we do in our hiring process.
We give the candidate 3 options:
This sounds fun, please interview me lol
Honestly, I have found that companies that offer a slew of offerings like this are usually have some of the best workplace cultures.
I definitely feel like we do. The tech team is remote and it’s still early-days in building team culture (company is around 18 months old), so we have a lot of challenges ahead.