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NervousNell
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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by MrsWoods

Posted by Mrs213

I’m surprised so many want to work remote. If you have young kids and need to be home for them I get it, but there’s something to be said for getting out of the house and socializing with actual people, not over a screen. Being home makes my depression so much worse…



My husband hates working with anyone and so do i so that may be the reason young people would rather work on their own. Neither of us wants to be on a "team" to get the job done when we can do it perfectly fine ourselves.

If you already have friends you hang out with, their is no need to socialize with co workers....I know none of our friends were ever originally co workers and actually some were/are clients. I guess making friends in the workplace is great if you don't already have that.



I have plenty of friends from outside of work but I also made some very good friends at various jobs. It's not an either or situation. Just because you like to socialize at work or make friends there doesn't mean you "don't already have that."
Friends can come from all kinds of places

Message edited 3/31/2023 7:41:16 PM.

Posted 3/31/23 7:39 PM
 
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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by MrsWoods

Posted by Mrs213

I’m surprised so many want to work remote. If you have young kids and need to be home for them I get it, but there’s something to be said for getting out of the house and socializing with actual people, not over a screen. Being home makes my depression so much worse…



My husband hates working with anyone and so do i so that may be the reason young people would rather work on their own. Neither of us wants to be on a "team" to get the job done when we can do it perfectly fine ourselves.

If you already have friends you hang out with, their is no need to socialize with co workers....I know none of our friends were ever originally co workers and actually some were/are clients. I guess making friends in the workplace is great if you don't already have that.



I have plenty of friends from outside of work but I also made some very good friends at various jobs. It's not an either or situation. Just because you like to socialize at work or make friends there doesn't mean you "don't already have that."
Friends can come from all kinds of places



Yes totally agree. I have friends from all over from work to school to my kids when they were in daycare and school , etc.

Posted 3/31/23 8:49 PM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by klingklang77


I have read stories about US health insurance where a lot was not covered and all of these out-of-network fees.

May I ask how much you pay for health insurance per month?

And, of course, no one wants to actually work and it is something you actually have to do.

What I mean was as a freelancer, I was paying to work. It was paycheck to paycheck. That’s a whole other story that is too long to explain.

Healthcare here is mandatory. You have a choice of public or private health insurance. The rates are different between freelancer and contract workers. I pay about 300 a month for health insurance. Almost everything is included in that. You may have to pay 5 for prescriptions if they aren’t generic. There are no networks. I broke my shoulder a few years ago and the total was about 50 out-of-pocket costs.

If you are freelancer, the cost is much higher. If you don’t pay, then you still get emergency services covered by law. If you go on welfare or unemployment, they pay your health insurance.

I think in the US a lot of young people are not happy with the way things are. They will probably never own a house now. They can’t have kids because of maternity leave and kids are expensive. Sick time off is horrible in the US. We can have up to 6 weeks. If it is more than that, then our health insurance companies pay salaries. Vacation time is ridiculous in the US. The labor laws are insane there. So young people jump from job to job.

I think we should have more appreciation for young people. After all, they will be the ones supporting our generation. It shouldn’t be us against them. There is no sense in complaining about them. It makes more sense to complain about corporations and governmental policies.

Things need to change. And sacrificing doesn’t work these days. People don’t want to work under these conditions anymore.




We pay nothing for health insurance for a family of 5. It is a benefit of my husband's job. I don't get health insurance because I am a consultant but if I found myself in a situation in which I needed it, I would find a job that offered good healthcare benefits.

Many companies in the US now offer very good maternity as well as paternity leave. Obviously if you work at a lower level job like cashier at McDonald's you won't get maternity leave, but most corporations have decent maternity leave now. I have not heard of anyone I know choosing not to have children because of no maternity leave. 16 years ago my SIL had just started a teaching job so she would have not been paid for maternity leave, but she was lucky enough to time her pregnancy's so that she could stay home with them all summer prior to returning to work, so sure in certain circumstances you won't get it, but that is nothing new. If anything I think most maternity leave and vacation policies have gotten so much better than when I was just starting out.

I actually don't complain about young people, the government or corporations.... I do feel bad that housing has become so unaffordable.

Message edited 4/1/2023 9:40:03 AM.

Posted 4/1/23 9:39 AM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by windyweather21

Posted by MrsWoods

Posted by Mrs213

I’m surprised so many want to work remote. If you have young kids and need to be home for them I get it, but there’s something to be said for getting out of the house and socializing with actual people, not over a screen. Being home makes my depression so much worse…



My husband hates working with anyone and so do i so that may be the reason young people would rather work on their own. Neither of us wants to be on a "team" to get the job done when we can do it perfectly fine ourselves.

If you already have friends you hang out with, their is no need to socialize with co workers....I know none of our friends were ever originally co workers and actually some were/are clients. I guess making friends in the workplace is great if you don't already have that.



My friends from work have always spilled into my personal life, going out together, going to weddings, parties, etc. They have met my friends from outside of work too.
I guess it just depends on the person as many are not social and like a smaller circle.



I agree with this. My work friends have become more like family. We’re a small team of 6, within a larger department. Of course there’s those throughout the dept I don’t care for or can tolerate if kept at a distance, but there’s a handful I’ve become close with as well. I find that over the course of the years, not getting together with my external friends as often, as everyone is busy with family things as the kids get older. Of course I can only speak to my own experience but I really do enjoy getting to the office. I have the option to work remote at times if needed, but prefer to go to the office…

Posted 4/1/23 10:23 AM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by lululu

Posted by klingklang77


I have read stories about US health insurance where a lot was not covered and all of these out-of-network fees.

May I ask how much you pay for health insurance per month?

And, of course, no one wants to actually work and it is something you actually have to do.

What I mean was as a freelancer, I was paying to work. It was paycheck to paycheck. That’s a whole other story that is too long to explain.

Healthcare here is mandatory. You have a choice of public or private health insurance. The rates are different between freelancer and contract workers. I pay about 300 a month for health insurance. Almost everything is included in that. You may have to pay 5 for prescriptions if they aren’t generic. There are no networks. I broke my shoulder a few years ago and the total was about 50 out-of-pocket costs.

If you are freelancer, the cost is much higher. If you don’t pay, then you still get emergency services covered by law. If you go on welfare or unemployment, they pay your health insurance.

I think in the US a lot of young people are not happy with the way things are. They will probably never own a house now. They can’t have kids because of maternity leave and kids are expensive. Sick time off is horrible in the US. We can have up to 6 weeks. If it is more than that, then our health insurance companies pay salaries. Vacation time is ridiculous in the US. The labor laws are insane there. So young people jump from job to job.

I think we should have more appreciation for young people. After all, they will be the ones supporting our generation. It shouldn’t be us against them. There is no sense in complaining about them. It makes more sense to complain about corporations and governmental policies.

Things need to change. And sacrificing doesn’t work these days. People don’t want to work under these conditions anymore.




We pay nothing for health insurance for a family of 5. It is a benefit of my husband's job. I don't get health insurance because I am a consultant but if I found myself in a situation in which I needed it, I would find a job that offered good healthcare benefits.

Many companies in the US now offer very good maternity as well as paternity leave. Obviously if you work at a lower level job like cashier at McDonald's you won't get maternity leave, but most corporations have decent maternity leave now. I have not heard of anyone I know choosing not to have children because of no maternity leave. 16 years ago my SIL had just started a teaching job so she would have not been paid for maternity leave, but she was lucky enough to time her pregnancy's so that she could stay home with them all summer prior to returning to work, so sure in certain circumstances you won't get it, but that is nothing new. If anything I think most maternity leave and vacation policies have gotten so much better than when I was just starting out.

I actually don't complain about young people, the government or corporations.... I do feel bad that housing has become so unaffordable.



I pay nothing as well due to my DHs benefits. Copays are pretty nominal and no deductibles.
Through my job I have 480 hours of sick time accrued. I get 5 weeks vacation that rolls over and 4 personal days.
I know by law in NYS they have to offer some company paid maternity leave now but I'm not sure what it is as I'm done having kids. But i do remember hearing about itm when i started at this company (and was pregnant) they offered no maternity leave.
Maternity leave as a whole in this country definitely needs to improve

Posted 4/1/23 11:34 AM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by windyweather21

Posted by MrsWoods

Posted by Mrs213

I’m surprised so many want to work remote. If you have young kids and need to be home for them I get it, but there’s something to be said for getting out of the house and socializing with actual people, not over a screen. Being home makes my depression so much worse…



My husband hates working with anyone and so do i so that may be the reason young people would rather work on their own. Neither of us wants to be on a "team" to get the job done when we can do it perfectly fine ourselves.

If you already have friends you hang out with, their is no need to socialize with co workers....I know none of our friends were ever originally co workers and actually some were/are clients. I guess making friends in the workplace is great if you don't already have that.



My friends from work have always spilled into my personal life, going out together, going to weddings, parties, etc. They have met my friends from outside of work too.
I guess it just depends on the person as many are not social and like a smaller circle.



Same. I have friends from all of the points in my life. Childhood, college, work, parenting. I wouldn't think that just because you have a few friends you wouldn't have any desire to meet new people and have other relationships....

Posted 4/1/23 11:58 AM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by lululu

Posted by klingklang77


I have read stories about US health insurance where a lot was not covered and all of these out-of-network fees.

May I ask how much you pay for health insurance per month?

And, of course, no one wants to actually work and it is something you actually have to do.

What I mean was as a freelancer, I was paying to work. It was paycheck to paycheck. That’s a whole other story that is too long to explain.

Healthcare here is mandatory. You have a choice of public or private health insurance. The rates are different between freelancer and contract workers. I pay about 300 a month for health insurance. Almost everything is included in that. You may have to pay 5 for prescriptions if they aren’t generic. There are no networks. I broke my shoulder a few years ago and the total was about 50 out-of-pocket costs.

If you are freelancer, the cost is much higher. If you don’t pay, then you still get emergency services covered by law. If you go on welfare or unemployment, they pay your health insurance.

I think in the US a lot of young people are not happy with the way things are. They will probably never own a house now. They can’t have kids because of maternity leave and kids are expensive. Sick time off is horrible in the US. We can have up to 6 weeks. If it is more than that, then our health insurance companies pay salaries. Vacation time is ridiculous in the US. The labor laws are insane there. So young people jump from job to job.

I think we should have more appreciation for young people. After all, they will be the ones supporting our generation. It shouldn’t be us against them. There is no sense in complaining about them. It makes more sense to complain about corporations and governmental policies.

Things need to change. And sacrificing doesn’t work these days. People don’t want to work under these conditions anymore.




We pay nothing for health insurance for a family of 5. It is a benefit of my husband's job. I don't get health insurance because I am a consultant but if I found myself in a situation in which I needed it, I would find a job that offered good healthcare benefits.

Many companies in the US now offer very good maternity as well as paternity leave. Obviously if you work at a lower level job like cashier at McDonald's you won't get maternity leave, but most corporations have decent maternity leave now. I have not heard of anyone I know choosing not to have children because of no maternity leave. 16 years ago my SIL had just started a teaching job so she would have not been paid for maternity leave, but she was lucky enough to time her pregnancy's so that she could stay home with them all summer prior to returning to work, so sure in certain circumstances you won't get it, but that is nothing new. If anything I think most maternity leave and vacation policies have gotten so much better than when I was just starting out.

I actually don't complain about young people, the government or corporations.... I do feel bad that housing has become so unaffordable.



I pay nothing as well due to my DHs benefits. Copays are pretty nominal and no deductibles.
Through my job I have 480 hours of sick time accrued. I get 5 weeks vacation that rolls over and 4 personal days.
I know by law in NYS they have to offer some company paid maternity leave now but I'm not sure what it is as I'm done having kids. But i do remember hearing about itm when i started at this company (and was pregnant) they offered no maternity leave.
Maternity leave as a whole in this country definitely needs to improve



Pretty sure it is like 4-5 months now for maternity leave and they get paid for it more than we did.

Posted 4/1/23 12:30 PM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by lululu

Posted by windyweather21

Posted by MrsWoods

Posted by Mrs213

I’m surprised so many want to work remote. If you have young kids and need to be home for them I get it, but there’s something to be said for getting out of the house and socializing with actual people, not over a screen. Being home makes my depression so much worse…



My husband hates working with anyone and so do i so that may be the reason young people would rather work on their own. Neither of us wants to be on a "team" to get the job done when we can do it perfectly fine ourselves.

If you already have friends you hang out with, their is no need to socialize with co workers....I know none of our friends were ever originally co workers and actually some were/are clients. I guess making friends in the workplace is great if you don't already have that.



My friends from work have always spilled into my personal life, going out together, going to weddings, parties, etc. They have met my friends from outside of work too.
I guess it just depends on the person as many are not social and like a smaller circle.



Same. I have friends from all of the points in my life. Childhood, college, work, parenting. I wouldn't think that just because you have a few friends you wouldn't have any desire to meet new people and have other relationships....



Nope not at all. Plus if something goes wrong, you still have to work with that person. I like keeping co workers as that...just co workers but I would and Dh have never had any desire to bring them into personal life and thats where working at home works for us.

Especially dating anyone I work with...most times thats a disaster waiting to happen.

For others, office/cubicle life works and thats great if you like it but for us it does not.

We also get paid the same if not more than others in an office.

Posted 4/1/23 2:18 PM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by ChilisWife

Honestly, whether or not working from home "works" completely depends on what type of job you have. Not everyone has a distinct 10-item list of things do do on a particular day that they do completely solo so they can finish whenever they want and then go do whatever.

Many jobs require cooperation with other team members and speaking from 2 years of experience now, it is MUCH more difficult to get things done timely when every single conversation has to be scheduled and you can only hope that someone answers a phone call or email before a day goes by. I used to be able to walk across the hall, ask a 30 second question, and get on with it. Now that task takes 2 days and honestly I'm not interested in your getting back to me at 7pm on a Friday night because you were busy running errands all day.

I understand that people want to wear pajamas, not commute, eat when they want and do some laundry. And that is wonderful but being present and available from 9am-5pm from Monday-Friday is why people get paid a certain amount of money and I think now people expect to get paid MORE for doing LESS.

And before everyone says "oh I work 24/7, I am at my desk at home all day long, I work harder, I respond immediately, etc." well then I wish you worked with me. But I don't know anyone like that.



We are stay at home workers and get paid the same if not more than most in our profession working in an office. Our hours are also set. Its possible and a desirable position to be in for some.

Posted 4/1/23 2:21 PM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by MrsWoods

Posted by lululu

Posted by windyweather21

Posted by MrsWoods

Posted by Mrs213

I’m surprised so many want to work remote. If you have young kids and need to be home for them I get it, but there’s something to be said for getting out of the house and socializing with actual people, not over a screen. Being home makes my depression so much worse…



My husband hates working with anyone and so do i so that may be the reason young people would rather work on their own. Neither of us wants to be on a "team" to get the job done when we can do it perfectly fine ourselves.

If you already have friends you hang out with, their is no need to socialize with co workers....I know none of our friends were ever originally co workers and actually some were/are clients. I guess making friends in the workplace is great if you don't already have that.



My friends from work have always spilled into my personal life, going out together, going to weddings, parties, etc. They have met my friends from outside of work too.
I guess it just depends on the person as many are not social and like a smaller circle.



Same. I have friends from all of the points in my life. Childhood, college, work, parenting. I wouldn't think that just because you have a few friends you wouldn't have any desire to meet new people and have other relationships....



Nope not at all. Plus if something goes wrong, you still have to work with that person. I like keeping co workers as that...just co workers but I would and Dh have never had any desire to bring them into personal life and thats where working at home works for us.

Especially dating anyone I work with...most times thats a disaster waiting to happen.

For others, office/cubicle life works and thats great if you like it but for us it does not.

We also get paid the same if not more than others in an office.



Well, I married my boss so the work relationship worked out okay for me lol. Going on 17 years now! And actually we both work from home now and share a home office so we're kind of still working together.

Posted 4/1/23 2:36 PM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by MrsWoods

Posted by lululu

Posted by windyweather21

Posted by MrsWoods

Posted by Mrs213

I’m surprised so many want to work remote. If you have young kids and need to be home for them I get it, but there’s something to be said for getting out of the house and socializing with actual people, not over a screen. Being home makes my depression so much worse…



My husband hates working with anyone and so do i so that may be the reason young people would rather work on their own. Neither of us wants to be on a "team" to get the job done when we can do it perfectly fine ourselves.

If you already have friends you hang out with, their is no need to socialize with co workers....I know none of our friends were ever originally co workers and actually some were/are clients. I guess making friends in the workplace is great if you don't already have that.



My friends from work have always spilled into my personal life, going out together, going to weddings, parties, etc. They have met my friends from outside of work too.
I guess it just depends on the person as many are not social and like a smaller circle.



Same. I have friends from all of the points in my life. Childhood, college, work, parenting. I wouldn't think that just because you have a few friends you wouldn't have any desire to meet new people and have other relationships....



Nope not at all. Plus if something goes wrong, you still have to work with that person. I like keeping co workers as that...just co workers but I would and Dh have never had any desire to bring them into personal life and thats where working at home works for us.

Especially dating anyone I work with...most times thats a disaster waiting to happen.

For others, office/cubicle life works and thats great if you like it but for us it does not.

We also get paid the same if not more than others in an office.



Yeah dating is a totally different animal. Lol

Posted 4/1/23 3:19 PM
 

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Younger people and remote jobs

sounds like a lot of bitter elders who are just beginning to realize they've been bamboozled by corporate capitalism

Posted 4/3/23 4:28 PM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by mrsrainbow

sounds like a lot of bitter elders who are just beginning to realize they've been bamboozled by corporate capitalism



How so?

Posted 4/3/23 6:09 PM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

I didn't read through all the comments but I know for work /life balance for a family I much prefer working remote and cutting out a commute to the office. I really do not care about socialization with my coworkers or pizza parties etc.... even on the days we have an office Zoom I am like dreading the meetings lol.

Posted 4/4/23 8:48 AM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by lpg21

I didn't read through all the comments but I know for work /life balance for a family I much prefer working remote and cutting out a commute to the office. I really do not care about socialization with my coworkers or pizza parties etc.... even on the days we have an office Zoom I am like dreading the meetings lol.



Are you normally not a social person? Do you have a home office to get away from all the commotion at home?

Posted 4/4/23 9:36 AM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by windyweather21

Posted by lpg21

I didn't read through all the comments but I know for work /life balance for a family I much prefer working remote and cutting out a commute to the office. I really do not care about socialization with my coworkers or pizza parties etc.... even on the days we have an office Zoom I am like dreading the meetings lol.



Are you normally not a social person? Do you have a home office to get away from all the commotion at home?



Not that I am not social but I really don't care if I see my coworkers in person or not... I don't have a dedicated office right now but do end up going into another room if I have to do a zoom with someone and my older kids are home from school. My youngest is in daycare.

Posted 4/5/23 1:47 PM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by lpg21

Posted by windyweather21

Posted by lpg21

I didn't read through all the comments but I know for work /life balance for a family I much prefer working remote and cutting out a commute to the office. I really do not care about socialization with my coworkers or pizza parties etc.... even on the days we have an office Zoom I am like dreading the meetings lol.



Are you normally not a social person? Do you have a home office to get away from all the commotion at home?



Not that I am not social but I really don't care if I see my coworkers in person or not... I don't have a dedicated office right now but do end up going into another room if I have to do a zoom with someone and my older kids are home from school. My youngest is in daycare.




Ahhh ok. I have always been friends outside of work with coworkers too so I would miss that if I never saw them in work, having lunch together and just socializing.

Posted 4/5/23 2:06 PM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

So I spent the last 2 days working in an office - after working 100% from home for the past 3 years.
I will say that there were positives and negatives.

It did feel good to have to get up, get dressed, do my hair and make up, put on nice clothes and get out the door early- stopped for coffee, listened to an audio book on the drive etc.
It was good to see my co-workers and collaborate in person a bit. It broke up the day and my boredom for sure. We had a lot of laughs and it was nice being around people again for a bit.
I felt kind of energized and like I had a purpose and my mental mood was way better.

The cons- well I hate driving and the office we were using was further than my old office was- so that was annoying.
After a while I found myself losing interest in the meetings and just wanted to go home. LOL. My attention span is definitely not what it was I will tell you that!
I got very used to getting up to get water, snacks, go pee, go pet the cats, do whatever, whenever I feel like it so sitting in a long meeting was kind of torturous at points. It was hot as hell in there. I was tired. My pants felt tight. I'm used to working in my sweats. etc
After 2 days of seeing people I was kind of done with being around people and wanted to decompress Chat Icon

I can see how after working from home long term you kind of lose interest in being in an office every day and I can tell if I had to go in every day how it would be super lame and kind of pointless and unnecessary.
Ideally, I'd love a hybrid option. Or go in once a month or something for meetings like we had this week and that's it.

I definitely see both sides of it now


Message edited 4/6/2023 10:06:33 AM.

Posted 4/6/23 10:03 AM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by NervousNell

So I spent the last 2 days working in an office - after working 100% from home for the past 3 years.
I will say that there were positives and negatives.

It did feel good to have to get up, get dressed, do my hair and make up, put on nice clothes and get out the door early- stopped for coffee, listened to an audio book on the drive etc.
It was good to see my co-workers and collaborate in person a bit. It broke up the day and my boredom for sure. We had a lot of laughs and it was nice being around people again for a bit.
I felt kind of energized and like I had a purpose and my mental mood was way better.

The cons- well I hate driving and the office we were using was further than my old office was- so that was annoying.
After a while I found myself losing interest in the meetings and just wanted to go home. LOL. My attention span is definitely not what it was I will tell you that!
I got very used to getting up to get water, snacks, go pee, go pet the cats, do whatever, whenever I feel like it so sitting in a long meeting was kind of torturous at points. It was hot as hell in there. I was tired. My pants felt tight. I'm used to working in my sweats. etc
After 2 days of seeing people I was kind of done with being around people and wanted to decompress Chat Icon

I can see how after working from home long term you kind of lose interest in being in an office every day and I can tell if I had to go in every day how it would be super lame and kind of pointless and unnecessary.
Ideally, I'd love a hybrid option. Or go in once a month or something for meetings like we had this week and that's it.

I definitely see both sides of it now





Thank goodness I don't have meetings so that part I don't have to worry about. Leggings and jeggins are the only things I wear lol.

LOVE Hybrid as working from home today and working my butt off with work and laundry, dishes, cleaning, etc too. Tomorrow I can go in, sit down and just chill and just work and have fun with coworkers.

Posted 4/6/23 12:41 PM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by NervousNell

So I spent the last 2 days working in an office - after working 100% from home for the past 3 years.
I will say that there were positives and negatives.

It did feel good to have to get up, get dressed, do my hair and make up, put on nice clothes and get out the door early- stopped for coffee, listened to an audio book on the drive etc.
It was good to see my co-workers and collaborate in person a bit. It broke up the day and my boredom for sure. We had a lot of laughs and it was nice being around people again for a bit.
I felt kind of energized and like I had a purpose and my mental mood was way better.

The cons- well I hate driving and the office we were using was further than my old office was- so that was annoying.
After a while I found myself losing interest in the meetings and just wanted to go home. LOL. My attention span is definitely not what it was I will tell you that!
I got very used to getting up to get water, snacks, go pee, go pet the cats, do whatever, whenever I feel like it so sitting in a long meeting was kind of torturous at points. It was hot as hell in there. I was tired. My pants felt tight. I'm used to working in my sweats. etc
After 2 days of seeing people I was kind of done with being around people and wanted to decompress Chat Icon

I can see how after working from home long term you kind of lose interest in being in an office every day and I can tell if I had to go in every day how it would be super lame and kind of pointless and unnecessary.
Ideally, I'd love a hybrid option. Or go in once a month or something for meetings like we had this week and that's it.

I definitely see both sides of it now





It's definitely hard to get back to being in person, even if only occasionally or hybrid, after being home for three years.

Although it's nice to see people, on average I am more productive at home (except today because DH, both DS, and my mom is here and they all keep needing something lol and I'm actually quite busy).

Posted 4/7/23 2:12 PM
 

windyweather21
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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by ali120206

Posted by NervousNell

So I spent the last 2 days working in an office - after working 100% from home for the past 3 years.
I will say that there were positives and negatives.

It did feel good to have to get up, get dressed, do my hair and make up, put on nice clothes and get out the door early- stopped for coffee, listened to an audio book on the drive etc.
It was good to see my co-workers and collaborate in person a bit. It broke up the day and my boredom for sure. We had a lot of laughs and it was nice being around people again for a bit.
I felt kind of energized and like I had a purpose and my mental mood was way better.

The cons- well I hate driving and the office we were using was further than my old office was- so that was annoying.
After a while I found myself losing interest in the meetings and just wanted to go home. LOL. My attention span is definitely not what it was I will tell you that!
I got very used to getting up to get water, snacks, go pee, go pet the cats, do whatever, whenever I feel like it so sitting in a long meeting was kind of torturous at points. It was hot as hell in there. I was tired. My pants felt tight. I'm used to working in my sweats. etc
After 2 days of seeing people I was kind of done with being around people and wanted to decompress Chat Icon

I can see how after working from home long term you kind of lose interest in being in an office every day and I can tell if I had to go in every day how it would be super lame and kind of pointless and unnecessary.
Ideally, I'd love a hybrid option. Or go in once a month or something for meetings like we had this week and that's it.

I definitely see both sides of it now





It's definitely hard to get back to being in person, even if only occasionally or hybrid, after being home for three years.

Although it's nice to see people, on average I am more productive at home (except today because DH, both DS, and my mom is here and they all keep needing something lol and I'm actually quite busy).



It was hard but I think the hybrid for me makes it much easier. Now I can't imagine coming in everyday like I did for like 30 years of my life lol.

Posted 4/7/23 2:24 PM
 

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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

My niece is in her 20s and her job is remote. She likes the job but wishes it was in person or at least hybrid. She’s a very social person. She misses dressing up for work (just business casual). She is in sweats from home. She liked the days of going out with co-workers for happy hour. It’s actually kind of sad. I remember being younger having office friends, going out for drinks, birthdays, etc. It’s such an anti-social world now. I worry for my own kids when they grow up.

Posted 4/8/23 2:07 PM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by Dolphinsbaby

My niece is in her 20s and her job is remote. She likes the job but wishes it was in person or at least hybrid. She’s a very social person. She misses dressing up for work (just business casual). She is in sweats from home. She liked the days of going out with co-workers for happy hour. It’s actually kind of sad. I remember being younger having office friends, going out for drinks, birthdays, etc. It’s such an anti-social world now. I worry for my own kids when they grow up.



Yes when I was single and in my early 20s I had so much fun at work. So many of us were around the same age, just starting our careers, we had so much in common. We'd go to lunch, happy hours, sometimes stay out way past happy hour. I made so many friends and really had a blast
I feel bad that the people just starting their careers now are missing out on all that and sitting home in their pjs to work.

Message edited 4/8/2023 5:24:27 PM.

Posted 4/8/23 5:24 PM
 

lululu
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Re: Younger people and remote jobs

Posted by NervousNell

Posted by Dolphinsbaby

My niece is in her 20s and her job is remote. She likes the job but wishes it was in person or at least hybrid. She’s a very social person. She misses dressing up for work (just business casual). She is in sweats from home. She liked the days of going out with co-workers for happy hour. It’s actually kind of sad. I remember being younger having office friends, going out for drinks, birthdays, etc. It’s such an anti-social world now. I worry for my own kids when they grow up.



Yes when I was single and in my early 20s I had so much fun at work. So many of us were around the same age, just starting our careers, we had so much in common. We'd go to lunch, happy hours, sometimes stay out way past happy hour. I made so many friends and really had a blast
I feel bad that the people just starting their careers now are missing out on all that and sitting home in their pjs to work.



Same for me! My early 20s was such a fun time in my life! Living on my own, traveling, meeting all sorts of new people - and most of it was because of work. People met and got married, we made so many connections etc. I can't imagine doing it any other way. Although if I could rewind time, maybe I would do it in a city in the south near the beach! Buy back then NY was great too.

Posted 4/10/23 9:50 AM
 
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