Work From Home / Remote Work

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  1. caffelatte

    caffelatte Active Member

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    With the most, if not all, are working from home/remotely, what are the pros, cons, and issues you're experiencing with this kind of setup and how do you prevent and/or mitigate?

    here are some
    - pros: utilities are lower (water, electricity, pantry, etc.), facilities maintenance, etc.
    - cons: efficiency of employees, accountability, data security, etc.

    - limitations: proper work area, internet and electricity interruption, etc.

    im not sure if there's a thread already...
     
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    hitme64 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Better yet, here’s where I “work” on while on self-imposed quarantine...
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    Dell i5 on Windows 10 Pro (yeah, I know, but there’s so much you can do with touchscreen)
    Master & Dynamic M35 (for indoors)
    Jabra Elite 65t (for outdoors)
    Motorola Handheld (it’s WHO property but my wife wants me to hear what’s going on)
    Byrd Karambit (for opening packages, snail mail and the occasional Cheetos)
    Nikon Aculon Binoculars (when there’s a need to spy on the neighbor’s dinner)
    Vintage lamp (like 18 years ago)
    63oz Water Jug (got to have hydration all day)
    Books (to read but now just been there for ages)
    Starbucks Mug (for coffee, of course)
    Face Mask (mandatory when out)
    Hi-Fi Wooden Table (it’s a makeshift desk that I sequestered and kept all the audio equipment because this was the best table around)

    So now we have a thread ;)
     
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    oj88 PhilMUG Addict Member

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    Pros:
    No commute = zero fuel consumption = zero time wasted
    Easier on the laundry. I wear house clothes pretty much exclusively and keep a blazer nearby for video calls
    It's completely acceptable to setup a meeting with anybody on my team at exactly 8:30AM.... no excuses not to be able to answer or join the call
    Listen to music without headphones, typically not suitable in most offices

    Cons:
    The temptation to slack off is real
    Food/snacks are always just a few steps away.... 'nuff said

    My temporary HQ: (Took this quick photo while I was in a call. :whistle: )
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  4. caffelatte

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    i'm stuck abroad and unable to go back to PH. cant take photo of my desk setup :(

    but what about as someone who manages team/s, business owners, and similar?
     
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    Since school’s over anyway, I borrowed my son’s desk and set up a little home office corner by a window, so I can get some morning sunshine. And when I need a break I can pull the curtain to see some green and blue
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    ^Or, take a plunge in that pool out there. You got it covered, man! (y)

    I’ve heard stories of WFH people that the onset of cabin fever has made them unproductive and uncreative. Maybe so, but what’s not to like about doing something that provides less office wear, home-cooked meals, lots of sunshine, and everyday nap times than being in a regular office? ;)
     
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    Hard to focus when I have a TV right beside me.
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    Disadvantages of working from home:
    • Many distractions, such as Internet
    • Tendency to not eat healthy
    • Meetings
    • Propensity for miscommunication
    • People missing deadlines
    Disadvantages of working in the office:
    • Many distractions, such as Internet
    • Tendency to not eat healthy
    • Meetings
    • Propensity for miscommunication
    • People missing deadlines
     
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    Does anyone know where to buy logitech bluetooth keyboards during this time?
     
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    ^ If I may, try to avoid the Bluetooth KB and/or MSE setup. It is more prone to interference unlike the ones with 2.4Ghz receiver.
     
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    Finally, after procrastinating for so long, I spent the last few weeks converting around 90-plus mini-DV cassettes, circa 2006-2011, into MP4 files using my home workstation:

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    While my home workstation was preoccupied with the mini-DV conversion, I sequestered one end of our dining table for my temporary work area:

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    ^The best place for WFH. Just the other end of the dining table. Perfect!
     
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    sent this photo to workmates when ECQ started:

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    not the most ergonomic setting but the quietest place where I take calls I moderate (extended monitor helps). When I’m not the host & don’t need another monitor, I switch among dining area, lanai, garden & living room.
     
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    A hastily propped up home office. A corporate Lenovo ThinkPad for work and my personal MacBook Pro. I use the 24" external monitor for either of those laptops using USB-C. By the way, USB-C is the bomb: I just need to plug any of the laptops using that cord and it would also power it, too. Just one power cord (the external monitor's) for the whole thing.
     
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    Not new to me... chosen to WFH instead of travelling from Home (Laguna) to Office (Makati). Less travel stress.. More time with family. Cons is: I need to upgrade my internet as the whole Fam is utilizing my bandwidth :)
     
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    I've been working at home for the past 12 YEARS. I have my own home office.

    Pros:
    - Comfy office space
    - I get to have upper tier internet connection from 2 ISPs (company paid) PLDT/Globe (both 100mbps) - for back up purposes in case one of them fails
    - No traffic
    - No gas / parking expenses
    - No time wasted for travelling
    - I don't get to endure heat / rain / storms
    - I can do pretty much whatever I want if I'm not that busy (sleep, eat, take a shower etc)
    - I don't have to dress up and worry about what to wear to go to work
    - I can work straight out of bed without taking a shower first
    - No boss somewhere near me

    Cons:
    - I get tied up with work more than I should

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    ^Haha, everybody’s been cleaning their space before shooting it :LOL:

    Mine tends to be clean in the morning then disintegrates to being filled with coffee cups, snack wrappers, bread crumbs and other “trash” by the end of the day. I only stand up when Apple Watch demands that I have to. :D
     
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    ^No sir, the "desk" is usually like that. The only annoyance might be a cup of coffee from time to time :) though I have another table behind my seat that houses folders, hard copies of docs etc.... food definitely not allowed in my office (I hate bugs / ants) hehehe
     
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    Wow, I need a chair like that in my life!
     
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    Does the chair fold down like a recliner? For those in-between naps? ;)
     

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