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With the pandemic, many companies have realized there's no need for many staff to go in to work. It saves time, commute costs, and the environment. We've had the technology for a while to accomplish this, so I'm a little irritated it took a pandemic to make people realize it. Some jobs will always require you to go in, but for the ones that don't, it's not necessary.
Video calls are good most of the time, however I feel that nothing will ever beat face to face interaction when it comes to business or interviews.10
I had to work the entire time. Overtime at that. Our factory shut down for one week when we went on level red lock down but other than that I worked 6-7 days a week the entire time. Yes it's absolutely time to go back. I think it's ridiculous people are still getting all of that unemployment money. I worked my butt off all year barely making what people drawing unemployment were getting. It's time to stop mooching off of the government. If you're scared get the vaccine. But it's time to stop using this as an excuse for "free" money.10
I'm not ready to go back... I started working remotely since I began this job and I'm not excited to meet the co workers I've actually interacted with over the phones. a lot of them are rude, moody, and forget that when covid is over they must see the faces of those who they were moody with. I can't say if I will be kind when I arrive back. I remember who and when and they will be ignored every chance I get10
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I am fully vaccinated. Statistically I have less than 0.01% of the chance of getting sick as someone who did not get vaccinated. I will always wear a mask around other people from now on and roughly half the population are vaccinated so I now feel pretty good about my safety as compared to a year ago. I have also been surprised that I haven't been sick at all from anything contagious in over a year and a half and I always get the flu and colds 3-4 times a year so obviously taking precautions is good for preventing the spread of other diseases. I'm ready to go back to work, especially since our state has ended unemployment benefits.0
I haven't stopped with anything during the pandemic, so yeah, I'm ready to continue. School is just the same, yet even better, since I don't have to waste time with travelling and fully dedicate my time to learning (it yields the best possible results, I assure you).
As for my work - I can develop software from home, so that's fine.
Other than that, Discord and walks in the night make up for any socialising needed.10
I realize it isn't an option to stay in lick down. I only wish people were less selfish. The way I see it, disobeying mask and social distancing rules and being a virus rights fighter (all the anti-vaxxer child murderers) qualifies as attempted murder, so governments need to start coming down on these criminals. Over here we have groups of people patrolling the neighborhoods, beating the living shit out of these germ peddling vermine. Last week some bitch yelled at us that she has a civil right to not wear a mask. We smashed her face in, was beautiful! That's the only way to deal with these filthy maggots. Stomp their faces till they stop moving :)8
I feel like covid has taught us a lot of things and also maybe create a new norm, been working remotely for some time and would love to have something that is more of a hybrid between in-person and remote since a lot of my job doesn't really require having to physically be there.0
Let’s stay home a bit.
a few more years.
I still have a lot of series to watch 🥺42
I didn't really stop working. So, yeah, I'm ready. 😅😁11
Don't know where you live but I'm in Florida and I had a total of only about 6 weeks of working remotely during the past 15 months.10
I've been working throughout covid, but just came back from leave for a month and a half and hate being back, lol.10
I don't want to go back it's a waste of time and money. Besides the company doesn't even have a office big enough where I got access anymore.10
I’ve been working throughout the pandemic, as I’m working in travel I’m an essential worker.30
I’ve been working from home since February 2020.
also moved house in November and still working from home.
had a couple of visits to office but everyone working from home.
hopefully August back to work.0
There is another wave coming look at news today on California they have 1,000 infections a day and its going up12
I teach at a local college and I have been unemployed for over a year. I am looking forward to teaching in the fall.10
I never stopped working. I’m not in a business where I can telework.10
I'm definitely not ready, not today but tomorrow I will. I've been working this whole time.10
Never stopped working, never had lock down in Sweden, not much changed here, many privat companies had to shut down but everything was kind of normal. No! Didn't get covid0
I can't go back to normal routines until 75% of the population is vaccinated (including children). Since roughly 30% of the adult population is agains getting vaccinated at all...10
Never got to stop going in. 15 months of 7 days a week. And yes I got covid. My workplace was a cluster site but we never did shutdown.10
I have only stopped working for less than 2 months because I'm essential. Luckily I never caught covid because I was doing everything not to get it.10
I personally feel at some instant staying at home was good but it is not an option even though it is pandemic, yes precautions must must.0
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I think the response to the pandemic has been the perfect example of the arrogance of certain groups who are now focused on their "rights" (as they see it) instead of the global good.
The 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic infected 33% of the global population, killing around 10% of those infected over 4 waves.
It is sheer folly to think that after 2 waves the Covid-19 pandemic is "over". The Nepal variant currently striking India, China and parts of Africa will spread to countries currently unaffected. It is more aggressive and more contagious than the alpha and beta variants and - just for good measure - the vaccines have limited effect on it.
So this "new season" may actually be the pandemic hitting its stride after two false starts.
Yes, I have had Covid. It nearly killed me. I was in a coma for 3 months and lost my right leg thanks to a secondary infection.
It is impossible to underestimate the potential harm this pandemic can do.