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Technology of working at home, can be tricky!

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I have been enjoying Kim’s question posts. I thought I would adapt that and leave a few questions in the polls!

One of the things a friend of mine mentioned to me in an email yesterday was, “why the just for the fun stuff?” I replied with just trying to cheer people up. We talked about his situation, he is stuck right now away from home and not able to go home (his wife and daughter have tested positive, his wife now is past the infection, but his daughter tested positive later). Based on that, he is staying with his brother for 14 more days. He was talking about the differences in the feeling of not being home. I wonder how many people are in this boat, not able to be or leave home because of the virus itself. Luckily around the beginning of May, my pal will get to go home.

The other thing he was talking about was that his brother isn’t a techie. So, there isn’t a video conferencing system at his house. My buddy does a similar job to mine, often working from home. So the presence of a conferencing system is critical for him most of the time. Now, he is huddled in the dining room of his brother’s house, whispering on his cell phone. He said, “I have to charge my phone four times a day now.  He also has to change his headset twice a day. Funny how modern work virtually anywhere, but it isn’t always easy when anywhere is someplace new!  He left me with a question that I hadn’t thought about, but have considered a while ago.

What are the two or three things you have to have to do your job? I suspect my list is different than most folks but well here goes:

  • Portable projector (small)
  • Extra battery charger for tablet/cell phone
  • Headset for computer
  • Headset for cell phone

Now, here is the fun asks – what do you need? Is it a dedicated physical workspace? Or do you have other things that you need to get the things done you have to do? Share in the comments!

  • Question of

    do you need a dedicated office space to work?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Is there something you haven’t done that you would really like to do?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you think Doc’s friend is frustrated?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    and my Kim questions – answer in the comments! Which shoe do you put on first right or left?

    • Right Shoe
    • Left Shoe
    • i only wear shoes when I want to kick someone!!!!

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  1. I think I am fine, but I would be rather limited if I had to work from my brother’s home. I have had that experience earlier and found that their WIFI connection was way too slow and the reception was poor in the guest bedroom.

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  2. Your friend feels so uncomfortable even though he is at his brother’s house. There are many people with his fate right now. There is a saying in my country. The stone weighs in place. I always put on the left shoe first. Just a habit. I work at home, but I always carry my laptop.

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  3. Q: DO YOU NEED A DEDICATED OFFICE SPACE TO WORK?
    Yes (4 votes) – 50%
    No (4 votes) – 50%
    Q: IS THERE SOMETHING YOU HAVEN’T DONE THAT YOU WOULD REALLY LIKE TO DO?
    Yes (6 votes) – 67%
    No (3 votes) – 33%
    Q: DO YOU THINK DOC’S FRIEND IS FRUSTRATED?
    Yes (7 votes) – 100%
    Q: AND MY KIM QUESTIONS – ANSWER IN THE COMMENTS! WHICH SHOE DO YOU PUT ON FIRST RIGHT OR LEFT?
    Right Shoe (2 votes) – 29%
    Left Shoe (4 votes) – 57%
    i only wear shoes when I want to kick someone!!!! (1 votes) – 14%

  4. In Lockdown 4 in NZ no one is allowed to leave home except to exercise go for a walk or to get supplies from the supermarket. Tomorrow we are in lockdown 3 with a few more allowances but it will be like lockdown 4 mostly.
    All it means is contactless takeaways and a few more things you are allowed to order on line, you can travel a little further but that further distance is very limited.

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  5. I can say I love it or I can say I want to cry when reading. Your friend must be very frustrated knowing his wife tested positive and his daughter did later. I am glad he will be able to go back home. It sounds like when he goes back home they will be ok. Sorry did not answer your other stuff here. I forgot what they were.

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  6. I only need a computer to work; conceptualize and make presentation materials, and conduct video conversations at certain times.

    Btw, did you finished using the left and right socks then wear shoes. or wear socks for one foot and wear shoes immediately before wearing socks on the other foot?

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