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#41
Off the Record / Re: Working From Home
Last post by crazy canuck - Today at 01:34:44 PM
Quote from: Tamas on Today at 01:33:10 PM
Quote from: crazy canuck on Today at 10:52:09 AM
Quote from: Valmy on December 07, 2023, 09:56:17 PM
Quote from: crazy canuck on December 07, 2023, 07:11:35 PMPresumably you walk around your office and talk to people in person rather than staring at a screen all day?

Not if I have work to do.

Most of what my work entails is walking around the office, talking to people about what they need to do, how they need to do it, and answering their questions.

For the people who view work as working in solitude and just staring at a screen,  I can understand why work from home works for them.


As I've said repeatedly, I think the cross-section of people we have here at languish are the latter and not the former and that is why there are so many people here who support work from home. The reality though is that for the vast majority of the workforce that is not how it's done.

I manage projects. I literally do nothing else than talk to people (and create documentation based on what they say), answer their question, and make sure conversation between others happen. It IS possible to do that remotely efficiently. Yes there are situations which would work better in person, but so are situations that work better online. And company surveys always have work-life balance scored very highly (only thing that is, really).

I am not saying every and all working places would work WFH, but so what? But I do think almost all white collar ones would.

So you agree with me that talking to people is part of work.  A point Valmy seemed to dismiss.  The difference between us is you will end up looking like the picture posted upstream as you sit on your ass and star at a screen all day  :P
#42
Off the Record / Re: Working From Home
Last post by Maladict - Today at 01:34:27 PM
Quote from: Grey Fox on Today at 11:30:21 AMI rolled out of bed at 5h45, did 40 minutes of weight lifting & stretching & was ready to go by 6h45.

You're all lazy bums.

Morning people are weird.
#43
Off the Record / Re: Working From Home
Last post by Tamas - Today at 01:33:10 PM
Quote from: crazy canuck on Today at 10:52:09 AM
Quote from: Valmy on December 07, 2023, 09:56:17 PM
Quote from: crazy canuck on December 07, 2023, 07:11:35 PMPresumably you walk around your office and talk to people in person rather than staring at a screen all day?

Not if I have work to do.

Most of what my work entails is walking around the office, talking to people about what they need to do, how they need to do it, and answering their questions.

For the people who view work as working in solitude and just staring at a screen,  I can understand why work from home works for them.


As I've said repeatedly, I think the cross-section of people we have here at languish are the latter and not the former and that is why there are so many people here who support work from home. The reality though is that for the vast majority of the workforce that is not how it's done.

I manage projects. I literally do nothing else than talk to people (and create documentation based on what they say), answer their question, and make sure conversation between others happen. It IS possible to do that remotely efficiently. Yes there are situations which would work better in person, but so are situations that work better online. And company surveys always have work-life balance scored very highly (only thing that is, really).

I am not saying every and all working places would work WFH, but so what? But I do think almost all white collar ones would.
#44
Off the Record / Re: Working From Home
Last post by crazy canuck - Today at 01:28:32 PM
I have no problem with more flexible hybrid models.  But I would not employ someone who refused to come to the office at all.
#45
Off the Record / Re: TV/Movies Megathread
Last post by Duque de Bragan├ža - Today at 12:16:36 PM
Quote from: celedhring on Today at 08:07:39 AM
Quote from: Tamas on Today at 07:36:03 AM
Quote from: Duque de Bragan├ža on Today at 06:33:34 AMI'll stick with Lifeforce then, thank you.  :P

Does it also have nekkid ScarJo?

Nekkid Mathilda May which ain't bad at all.

Understatement of the week! :D
#46
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Josquius - Today at 11:51:33 AM
Quote from: Grey Fox on Today at 11:45:57 AM:lol: 

However that's not NIMYBism public opinion stopping elected or appointed boards from authorizing housings and other improvements. Which, to me, seems to be the regular UK opposition.

Less public opinion and more a handful of people with a lot of free time and a fear of anything new.
#47
Off the Record / Re: TV/Movies Megathread
Last post by Barrister - Today at 11:48:49 AM
Boys are still watching Ren and Stimpy.  Last night it was the Royal Canadian Kilted Yaksmen episode.  It had me howling.  I mean sure, part of it is the nostalgia of being reminded of a joke from 30 years ago, but who can't help but be stirred by the Kilted Yaksmen anthem (sung to the tune of God Save the King):


Our country reeks of trees
Our yaks are really large
And they smell like rotting beef carcasses
And we have to clean up after them
And our saddle sores are the best
We proudly wear women's clothing
And searing sand blows up our skirts

And the buzzards, they soar overhead
And poisonous snakes will devour us whole
Our bones will bleach in the sun
And we will probably go to hell
And that is our great reward
For being the-uh roy-oy-al Canadian Kilted Yaksmen
#48
Off the Record / Re: Brexit and the waning days...
Last post by Grey Fox - Today at 11:45:57 AM
 :lol: 

However that's not NIMYBism public opinion stopping elected or appointed boards from authorizing housings and other improvements. Which, to me, seems to be the regular UK opposition.
#49
Off the Record / Re: TV/Movies Megathread
Last post by Barrister - Today at 11:45:04 AM
Quote from: Josquius on Today at 02:49:30 AMElf pets Santa's reindeer rescue - kill me now. This is the third time. Why does he like this. Why. It's absolute trash even as stuff for kids goes. Such an awful advert for elf on the shelf and some "now you can spend more money" addon pack that apparently exists.
Such a shame the boy is currently at an animation only stage and won't appreciate live action. I want Elf.

Shows aimed squarely at pre-schoolers are very very difficult for an adult to sit and watch, and yes they like to watch the same thing over and over again.

It does get better once they're school age though...
#50
Off the Record / Re: Working From Home
Last post by Iormlund - Today at 11:43:16 AM
Quote from: crazy canuck on Today at 10:52:09 AMAs I've said repeatedly, I think the cross-section of people we have here at languish are the latter and not the former and that is why there are so many people here who support work from home. The reality though is that for the vast majority of the workforce that is not how it's done.

There's also a reactionary element at play here. Even our colleagues who could work from home are in the office again. They don't need to (and we have data from the pandemic to prove it), but the general manager (and others) are firmly against WFH.


My job requires me to spend many hours at the shop floor. However, I have enough meetings, conference calls and other desk work that I could easily spend a couple days at home every week. Or a couple hours each workday. But its verboten.
They say I need to be ready to assist if something happens ... which is silly, since we work 3 shifts. And I'm certainly not on call at 3 AM. That's why we have a Maintenance department.
I actually like going to the office and socializing, so some kind of hybrid setup would be great for me (and much less likely for me to jump ship).