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Tue Mar 17, 2020, 08:03 PM

**Telecommuting thread** how long are you out?

Me - 1 month. Public service.
My wife - until further notice. Fortune 500 company.
Daughter - 2 weeks from school.

We're all here...with the dog. We'll see how strong our WiFi is.

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Reply **Telecommuting thread** how long are you out? (Original post)
underpants Mar 2020 OP
OhZone Mar 2020 #1
LisaM Mar 2020 #2
flibbitygiblets Mar 2020 #3
Lisa0825 Mar 2020 #4
Ilsa Mar 2020 #5
avebury Mar 2020 #6
haele Mar 2020 #7
Initech Mar 2020 #8
smirkymonkey Mar 2020 #9
Generic Brad Mar 2020 #10
Demovictory9 Mar 2020 #22
Luciferous Mar 2020 #11
milestogo Mar 2020 #12
MH1 Mar 2020 #13
tinrobot Mar 2020 #14
MoonlitKnight Mar 2020 #15
JHB Mar 2020 #16
Xolodno Mar 2020 #17
NotASurfer Mar 2020 #18
beaglelover Mar 2020 #19
petronius Mar 2020 #20
Massacure Mar 2020 #21

Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 08:08 PM

1. It was supposed to be just two weeks -

but they changed it to until further notice as per txt from my boss today.

I'm an extrovert , but my SO is with me now so I'm happy.

And she's also wfh until further notice too.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 08:09 PM

2. Until at least April 3, might be extended (probably will)

Large law firm. Wifi here is excellent, but it's an apartment, so I'm a little caged. LUCKILY I have floor to ceiling windows in the corner where I work.

My boyfriend is still working - mobile mammography - but their events are being cancelled and he is really limiting exposure and wiping everything down (he's not around the patients, just the equipment).

I can look down at a couple of bus stops from up here on the fourth floor and everyone is spaced out (this is in Seattle).

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 08:09 PM

3. I work for a progressive company as a healthcare analyst, so I've telecommuted for years

Welcome to my world

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 08:09 PM

4. Indefinitely.

My work load will also increase. My regular job duties will be supplemented with a project to try to reallocate as many employees as possible who cannot do their current jobs to areas that need help. It's gonna get cray-cray! But I am grateful to have a job I can continue to do through this crisis and also help others.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 08:10 PM

5. Hubby is telecommuting.

Wifi okay. We'll see if marriage survives!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 08:22 PM

6. 1 month per the Governor's Executive Order

We'll see what happens as we get closer to the end of 30 days.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 08:51 PM

7. 4 weeks? DoD position, they split the office into 2 teams.

Got my Lysol wipes, my cubicle is mine (not shared) and we have key card pads and automatic door switches we press with our elbows to open. Cubicles residents are now 14 ft apart with the alternating workforce.
Bathrooms all have those handicapped door openers you can also use your elbow to open. We just have to bring our own lunches and use paper towels opening the fridge, microwave, etc...
The network can't support everyone teleworking, so this was the next best solution.
I feel for the people working the shipyards and warehouses though, the ones who don't have a telework option. They're hosed, let go until there's an "all clear, come back to work".

Haele

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 08:53 PM

8. Telecommuting to work. School is "evaluating the situation".

Which means that we're probably fucked.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 08:56 PM

9. Me - Until the end of March.

Fortune 100 Company.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 09:06 PM

10. 60 days minimum

When we put the pandemic plan together the probability of it kicking in was negligible. If it gets really bad, I am supposed to be holed up until the end of August.

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Response to Generic Brad (Reply #10)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 11:09 PM

22. wow

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 09:46 PM

11. I work at a school- indefinitely.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 09:50 PM

12. I am working from home until further notice

and I am glad to be working from home. Pharmaceutical company.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 09:57 PM

13. Not sure. At least through March, probably longer.

I will resist returning to the office anytime soon and I know my boss will back me up.

We're normally allowed to work remote one or two days a week, so technically our team was prepared. We only needed the okay to not go back into the office.

I feel for people who can't work remotely. It is a great relief to me. But then, I am in or approaching the "at risk" age range with some medical issues. If my company thinks it wants me to be alive and working for them a year from now, they probably shouldn't push this thing.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 10:05 PM

14. Permanenty. I've always worked from home.

My wife is here for at least a few weeks.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 10:09 PM

15. I hope this opens a lot of eyes

A lot of jobs can be done from home. We can really cut back on wasted resources by increasing our home based workforce. Less traffic, less emissions, better work-life balance...

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 10:16 PM

16. As of the notice coming down: 2 weeks, for now

That was as of last Sunday. Odds are that by next week an extension will be announced.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 10:24 PM

17. It's voluntary....but heavily encouraged until further notice.

But to be honest, I did go in the office yesterday....it was a ghost town. Boss was there and a few others. They either live close by or the type of people who don't like WFH.

I wouldn't be surprised in a week or two it becomes mandatory until this blows out of So Cal.

All the corporate head honcho's have dispersed across the country and working in satellite offices. So if it does go south in a really bad way, the entire leadership isn't out of commission.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 10:30 PM

18. Starting with a mid-April estimate

I think that's optimistic. Some projections suggest six figures of confirmed cv-19 cases by then, it strikes me as prudent to extend the remote work until we're on the backside of the curve of infection

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 10:30 PM

19. I work for a very large entertainment company.

Was talking to my boss who deals with the C Suite executives every day and he said there is talk that weíll be working from home until Labor Day. Thatís gonna be very tough to do. Iím going to go stir crazy. None of my regular exercise outlets are available so Iím gonna try and take long walks after work each day.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 10:32 PM

20. University professor: we're expecting to teach online all quarter, so until mid-June... (nt)

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Mar 17, 2020, 11:06 PM

21. My team is split, half in the office, half at home, alternating weeks

Effective yesterday, we are alternating weeks between in the office and out. Personally, I think I'll be asked to work remote again next week once my company sorts out it's telecommunication issues due to the increased volume of traffic.

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