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So how is it going at work for you?

Still remote and will probably be this way permanently
7 (28%)
Part remote, part in-office
11 (44%)
Mandatory in-office
4 (16%)
Quitting or looking because of in-office
1 (4%)
Other
2 (8%)

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Re: Work situation?
« Reply #45 on: June 24, 2021, 11:32:22 AM »
I was also much more productive WFH from a "work output" perspective, however a big part of my role is mentoring my team to become the closer that I am (JK) and doing intense interpersonal communication over Zoom/Webex is EXHAUSTING. Even for a sw developer or hw designer you need to be in the lab with others to bounce ideas when debugging - that is how true breakthoughs happen. I think functions like finance and procurement can be almost totally remote however if you aspire to being anything other than a valued IC facetime with senior leaders is required.

Everyone loves the freedom of WFH, but it is the rare individual that is able to sustain a career without the stress of being on the outside looking in while working completely remote. That stress to me is greater than the stress of driving to/from the office (~30 mins for me)

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Re: Work situation?
« Reply #46 on: June 24, 2021, 12:43:09 PM »
Do you think HR will check if people are vaccinated? So this may happen. (an assumption for conversational purposes)

Florida:  natural selection incubator

The Hill Article: Two dead, four hospitalized in COVID-19 outbreak at Florida government building

Two people died and four were hospitalized after a coronavirus outbreak at a government building in Florida.
Manatee County Administrator Scott Hopes told CNN that the outbreak began in the IT department, and six people ended up being infected.

The one exposed employee in the department who was vaccinated did not get infected, the administrator said.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/559668-two-dead-four-hospitalized-in-covid-19-outbreak-at-florida

This maybe the new normal at workplaces.
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Re: Work situation?
« Reply #47 on: June 24, 2021, 05:51:35 PM »
I have already uploaded a pic of my covid vax card to my workplace database.

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Do Chance Meetings at the Office Boost Innovation? There’s No Evidence of It.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/23/upshot/remote-work-innovation-office.html

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Re: Work situation?
« Reply #49 on: June 25, 2021, 04:29:43 PM »
Do Chance Meetings at the Office Boost Innovation? There’s No Evidence of It.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/23/upshot/remote-work-innovation-office.html

Don't you guys ever just stand up and whiteboard things out in a meeting?  This is completely not the same to try and do virtual whiteboarding.  Sitting there with your colleagues using a marker and a board in real time is a much more positive experience.

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Re: Work situation?
« Reply #50 on: June 25, 2021, 11:08:07 PM »
Do Chance Meetings at the Office Boost Innovation? There’s No Evidence of It.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/23/upshot/remote-work-innovation-office.html

Don't you guys ever just stand up and whiteboard things out in a meeting?  This is completely not the same to try and do virtual whiteboarding.  Sitting there with your colleagues using a marker and a board in real time is a much more positive experience.
Not having a whiteboard is definitely one thing that I miss about going to an office. But I've adapted to use PPT to use shapes and arrows to show/discuss architecture. Sure it's not as great as drawing on a white board, but it works. In the end, we do need to have the diagrams drawn digitally anyway.

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Re: Work situation?
« Reply #51 on: June 26, 2021, 11:32:40 AM »
Do Chance Meetings at the Office Boost Innovation? There’s No Evidence of It.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/23/upshot/remote-work-innovation-office.html

Don't you guys ever just stand up and whiteboard things out in a meeting?  This is completely not the same to try and do virtual whiteboarding.  Sitting there with your colleagues using a marker and a board in real time is a much more positive experience.

It's getting pretty close with the online tools. And with virtual whiteboarding, you can screen cap and add to documents (unless you have one of those tech whiteboards that can do that in your conference room or you just old school camera phone it).
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Re: Work situation?
« Reply #52 on: June 28, 2021, 07:18:14 AM »
I had several key moments of F2F collaboration last week with one of the new people I hired over the pandemic, and the value both of us and the company received from being in the office together was incredibly high. One of our execs took us out for an incredible Indian lunch Friday as well.

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Re: Work situation?
« Reply #53 on: June 28, 2021, 07:49:10 AM »
I had several key moments of F2F collaboration last week with one of the new people I hired over the pandemic, and the value both of us and the company received from being in the office together was incredibly high. One of our execs took us out for an incredible Indian lunch Friday as well.

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Brag about company free company lunch? I was like that when I first got a job.
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Re: Work situation?
« Reply #54 on: June 28, 2021, 07:59:50 AM »
no, just relating the value of being in the office. I bought lunch last time we got together before returning.

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Re: Work situation?
« Reply #55 on: June 28, 2021, 09:01:30 AM »
I was just joking.  >:D

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