Yeah I’ve worked longer hours but not necessarily done more work
I have done that but also think how much time I would have wasted just chatting and stuff so I think it balances out
Some of the shambolic meetings I dial into do often make me feel like I must be drunk.
The only time I’ve been ill since last March was the week I was interviewing for a new job in October.
Does a hangover after a night in which I got so wrecked that I fractured my wrist count as being sick?
Have just been surfing on the net during Teams meetings instead of listening and participating in discussions. Maybe nodding along a bit at pertinent points and covering for my lack of attentiveness when directly questioned about something by saying things like “yeah, it’s a good point, certainly something to think about” or other such glib and vague phrases
- I have done this
- I have not
- Sorry, what were you talking about, I was reading something else?
That sounds a great night in tbf
At one point the other week we were having a scheduled ten minute team catchup. My boss said after that it looked like I’d been listening very intently to what another team member was saying, but in fact I was looking over the top of my laptop at the telly, where the England cricket team were losing three wickets in about as many minutes.
I have looked at stuff on a non-work device while sat at my desk WFH that would definitely get me fired if I got caught looking at it while sat at my desk in the office
Dunno if I’d get fired for obviously playing Civilization VI at work. Probably not for the first offence, but after a whole day someone might have a word.
I’m on a teams meeting right now
- With the radio on
- With music on
- With the TV on
- No background noise
Music or the occasional football podcast
Mostly silence, occasionally music depending on the task (I do a lot of writing and can’t do it if I have music with lyrics on). But that’s the same as in the office.
I can’t do podcasts while working, I don’t take any of it in
Watched the cricket when it was on terrestrial. Watched the Tour de France last year. Will probably do the same this year, and Wimbledon too. Might experiment with developing a Homes Under The Hammer habit, just to dip my toe into what retirement might be like.
I can do football ones because I can dip in and out, know all the scores already and know I can just zone out and focus on work for 10 minutes when Ronay starts talking
- I mostly listen to stuff I am already familiar with
- I have mostly listened to new stuff
I’ve tried listening to new stuff and tend to have a couple of days with exclusively new releases but it doesn’t really sink in
Also I have a few playlists of new punk/hardcore/metal stuff and they’re so frequently updated that when I find something decent it then gets lost in the shuffle