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89coupe
02-02-2021, 11:26 AM
Curious what your current work location is like.

ExtraSlow
02-02-2021, 11:35 AM
It's been different every week. Recently probably 60% "in person" and 40% home, but some weeks have beemn100% home.

A real fuck show trying to coordinate meeting times between China and the Middle East too, so the hours have been fucked.

Xtrema
02-02-2021, 11:38 AM
A real fuck show trying to coordinate meeting times between China and the Middle East too, so the hours have been fucked.

RIP. I don't envious you that's what I do in a past life. Fucking 9pm and 3am meetings.

While I voted all of the above, I'm currently 90% home. Seems to be the pattern until July but probably could be longer given the vaccination mess and new variants.

killramos
02-02-2021, 11:40 AM
Been home full time since beginning of November, the week before that I was in the office 5 days a week.

Theoretically I can go back to the office any time I want, I just don’t see the point until everyone is going back.

Sitting in my office on teams or sitting at home on teams is same same to me, at least staying at home means no commute.

SJW
02-02-2021, 11:45 AM
Ive been in the office since the pandemic happened. My life hasn't changed much at all. There's only 3 people here so we don't interact much.

cjblair
02-02-2021, 11:46 AM
Home since second week of March 2020. Going to continue to be home until at least September.

After that, it's likely I'll go back to travelling a few times per month, with the rest being at home.

taemo
02-02-2021, 11:46 AM
HR sent an email to the staff yesterday saying we are most likely going to be working from home until April.

I try to go to the office once every other week for a change of monotony, especially when it's warm so that I can go for a ride. But enjoying not having to go out when it's cold or snowing.

I'd rather work in my office than in our living room here at home though

89coupe
02-02-2021, 12:09 PM
Nothing has changed for me.

I rarely go into the office, mostly work from home.

Still meet with clients and visit job sites.

Only thing I miss is not being able to go for lunch & dinner meetings at restaurants.
Can’t wait for that to change.

T-Dubbs
02-02-2021, 12:10 PM
Been back at the office since June.... pretty slow and dead downtown

gqmw
02-02-2021, 12:12 PM
Been at home since March 13th 2020. Went into the office once to pick up a couple things, but that's it. Miss the travel and seeing clients in person for sure.

Would be interested to see people's home set up.

Ca_Silvia13
02-02-2021, 12:22 PM
I've been in the office the entire time. No change since this all started. I feel bad for you WFH guys going on a year +

killramos
02-02-2021, 12:24 PM
I was lucky enough to be back in the office full time June-Oct.

I am kindof hoping I get called back into the office tbh

lasimmon
02-02-2021, 12:28 PM
Never stopped going to the office. But I accidentally picked home.

topmade
02-02-2021, 12:38 PM
Both me and wife have been WFH (different companies) since last March. I've been to the office a few times to do things not possible at home and we started the back to the office phase in Oct/Nov but that got shutdown from the new restrictions so it's back to square one with everyone WFH till further notice and wifes company is the same.

adam c
02-02-2021, 12:51 PM
I've been WFH since March 2020, are there days I'd like to get out of here? For sure, however being able to see and be with my 1 year old while she grows and develops has been incredible, I missed out on my oldest as I was in the office so didn't get to experience milestones like first steps, first words, etc

JRSC00LUDE
02-02-2021, 12:51 PM
Only thing I miss is not being able to go for lunch & dinner meetings at restaurants.
Can’t wait for that to change.

But it's gotta be nice having that extra 6K a month in your pocket! :D

On a serious note, I don't work from home enough even though I could. It's a split but there's no vote for that so, all of the above.

pf0sh0
02-02-2021, 12:57 PM
Home - March - June
Office - June - Nov
Home 80%/ Office 20%(as needed) - Nov - now

ShermanEF9
02-02-2021, 01:07 PM
I am based from home, but with my role I do occasionally have to go to sites (offices)

I am transitioning to a new job though where I will be full time from home unless I need to do a site survey.

LilDrunkenSmurf
02-02-2021, 01:11 PM
WFH since March.
Wife was WFH in March, back in the office in June, then WFH again in Dec. I think she's losing her sanity.

89coupe
02-02-2021, 01:11 PM
But it's gotta be nice having that extra 6K a month in your pocket! :D

On a serious note, I don't work from home enough even though I could. It's a split but there's no vote for that so, all of the above.

My lunch/dinner expenses aren’t that much. Around $10-11k/year

JRSC00LUDE
02-02-2021, 01:15 PM
My lunch/dinner expenses aren’t that much. Around $10-11k/year

Oh I know, it's just part of the jokes! lol

schurchill39
02-02-2021, 03:23 PM
I've been WFH since March of last year and love it. I've been downtown about 6 times for various meetings and to pick stuff up but I do not miss the commute at all. I got an email yesterday from HR at the company I am seconded too saying we will be WFH for them until at least April if things go in 3 week increments.

Ideally I'd do 1 day downtown for meetings and 4 days at home. But realistically I am going to do what ever they pay me for with my preferred situation being WFH.

Mitsu3000gt
02-02-2021, 03:35 PM
Alberta gov. released something that said the WFH order is in effect until hospitalizations reach 150 or fewer cases, so I assume we're home until then.

16hypen3sp
02-02-2021, 04:58 PM
Always been full time at "office" which has had outbreak status for a long time now. Covid so thick in the air you can chew it. lol, jk, it's really not that bad.

riander5
02-02-2021, 05:04 PM
80% home, 10% office, 10% field - facilities O&G

It's certainly nice being home some days... i can't wrap my head around maniacs who want to WFH forever that were previously based downtown.

Do you hate all your colleagues? Do you know no one downtown / at work? Have you ever gone for a post work beer?

sabad66
02-02-2021, 05:13 PM
I've been WFH since March 2020, are there days I'd like to get out of here? For sure, however being able to see and be with my 1 year old while she grows and develops has been incredible, I missed out on my oldest as I was in the office so didn't get to experience milestones like first steps, first words, etc

Are you me? haha

this is exactly my situation to a T, even with a 1 yr old daughter and an older 3 yr old. COVID sucks but being home for pretty much her entire life so far has been amazing and wouldn't trade it for anything.

msommers
02-02-2021, 05:16 PM
2 on, 2 off. Gold exploration in BC

nzwasp
02-02-2021, 05:23 PM
Been exactly a year since I travelled anywhere for work, I usually travel about 50% of the year. Working from home most days, go to work if I need to work on equipment. Going for an 8 day site trip this Thursday for Suncor (not looking forward to it - 12 hour days/-40 outside/nothing to do in lodge because they have shutdown all activities)

adam c
02-02-2021, 05:56 PM
Are you me? haha

this is exactly my situation to a T, even with a 1 yr old daughter and an older 3 yr old. COVID sucks but being home for pretty much her entire life so far has been amazing and wouldn't trade it for anything.

Pretty close, my other daughter is 11 so a bit older

Jlude
02-02-2021, 06:03 PM
Working from home from Florida, could be worse. Do wish I was working from the office on some days. Was traveling within the US for work the last quarter, but haven't done anything so far in 2021 and don't really plan on it.

firebane
02-02-2021, 07:14 PM
I was spending 1 day a week in the office starting from September, but then the new restrictions were put in place and been WFH since.

killramos
02-02-2021, 08:24 PM
2 on, 2 off. Gold exploration in BC

Warms my heart to see this after your experience the past few years, been a dark few weeks.

I have a good buddy who does something similar and he really loves it.

msommers
02-02-2021, 08:27 PM
I really appreciate that man. It's been quite a downgrade in pay and responsibilities from what I'm used to, but it's a site with easily 15 years planned out and obvious corporate transitions upward. And my off days I can work on my photography biz :thumbsup:

ExtraSlow
02-02-2021, 08:31 PM
I really appreciate that man. It's been quite a downgrade in pay and responsibilities from what I'm used to, but it's a site with easily 15 years planned out and obvious corporate transitions upward. And my off days I can work on my photography biz :thumbsup:
You need to be putting your energy into your onlyfans channel. The content on there is not fresh enough for what you charge. I'm considering cancelling my subscription.

msommers
02-02-2021, 08:37 PM
We both know all you need to do is take me to Noble Pie

killramos
02-02-2021, 08:38 PM
We both know all you need to do is take me to Noble Pie

Unfortunately closed on the weekend until they find a new location, probably April/May. I ordered a couple pies Saturday for their last night.

What were we talking about?

cjblair
02-02-2021, 09:26 PM
Onlyfans I think.

killramos
02-02-2021, 09:27 PM
Ahh yes. Silly me

ExtraSlow
02-02-2021, 09:41 PM
My work situation has me on a zoom call with a new exotic location every a few days. Tonight, Uzbekistan. Weird.

tonytiger55
02-02-2021, 09:49 PM
2 on, 2 off. Gold exploration in BC

msommers Congrats. Really nice to hear this.
Once the lockdown eases.. we need to celebrate with pizza.

Lex350
02-02-2021, 09:53 PM
I have been working exclusively from home since the end of November but now work wants us back in the office come Monday. Not happy about that. I love working from home.

spikerS
02-02-2021, 10:20 PM
I have been working exclusively from home since the end of November but now work wants us back in the office come Monday. Not happy about that. I love working from home.

Yeah, I am dreading that call. I haven't been in my office to work since October 2019. I don't want to go back lol!

schurchill39
02-02-2021, 11:36 PM
I have been working exclusively from home since the end of November but now work wants us back in the office come Monday. Not happy about that. I love working from home.

How companies are "interpreting" the mandated work from home order is interesting. Especially given that it was only a recommendation up until December where it became part of the public health order.

ExtraSlow
02-03-2021, 12:34 AM
The amount of time I've been required to be in-person attending the workplace is shocking considering my main job is spreadsheets, powerpoint and telephone. What's even more shocking is how busy our shop and research centre has been every time I showed up. Lotta critical workers in this essential service business I guess.

I would really prefer to be working from the office though, I hate working from home.

Buster
02-03-2021, 08:55 AM
Are you working from home, or sleeping at the office.

Noodle on that.

killramos
02-03-2021, 08:57 AM
Are you working from home, or sleeping at the office.

Noodle on that.

Depends how small your home is I suppose?

Cagare
02-03-2021, 10:02 AM
Worked from home March till July. In office July to November. Then work from home late november till now. Think it will be mandatory work from home till sometime in March for us. Started to go in twice a week last week because VPN cannot keep up with some of the file sizes I am working on. Mixed bag for me, I like being at home for short stints and then in the office for short stints.

Wife is a teacher so back at work. We both wish she had chosen to apply for a teaching position with the online program at the beginning of the year.

DTTB_36
02-03-2021, 12:08 PM
Been working from home since March of last year. I can not wait till I am back at the office. Young kids at home while trying to work makes life challenging, no work/life balance, no real breaks and no help from anyone. All the while any complaints about mental health or having a tough time are met with at least you have a job, so stop complaining. Getting tired of it.

ExtraSlow
02-03-2021, 12:40 PM
Been working from home since March of last year. I can not wait till I am back at the office. Young kids at home while trying to work makes life challenging, no work/life balance, no real breaks and no help from anyone. All the while any complaints about mental health or having a tough time are met with at least you have a job, so stop complaining. Getting tired of it.

I find the same thing, working from home with kids in the house is a nightmare. you end up being a bad father and a bad employee at the same time, and the mental health toll is huge. So happy my kids are back at in-person schooling.

msommers
02-03-2021, 02:16 PM
msommers Congrats. Really nice to hear this.
Once the lockdown eases.. we need to celebrate with pizza.

Fuck ya :thumbsup:

Throw in some spicy vindaloo for extra storytime material.

cjblair
02-03-2021, 02:24 PM
Been working from home since March of last year. I can not wait till I am back at the office. Young kids at home while trying to work makes life challenging, no work/life balance, no real breaks and no help from anyone. All the while any complaints about mental health or having a tough time are met with at least you have a job, so stop complaining. Getting tired of it.


I find the same thing, working from home with kids in the house is a nightmare. you end up being a bad father and a bad employee at the same time, and the mental health toll is huge. So happy my kids are back at in-person schooling.

Do your spouses work?

Anecdotally (myself and friends/coworkers), the outlook on WFH with kids is entirely dependent on whether both parents work. Those of us that have a spouse who is the "stay at home parent" (pre-pandemic) are loving it. Those in households where both parents work are finding it incredibly taxing, which I can also understand.

DTTB_36
02-03-2021, 02:27 PM
Totally, I wish mine were in full day school. One is in half days (5 yr old) and other is 1.5 yr old so at home. Spouse is stay at home, but the little one is like a heat seaking missle hell bent on stopping my work. It makes it way harder on spouse and way harder on me. Then the 5 yr old wants to play in the afternoon when little one is napping and nags until I either stop work or snap and then she is grumpy the rest of day. Its like wfh is the worst of everything for me. Then everyone is grumpy and stressing out my marriage. It was easier in the summer, where you could just pop outside for 10-15 mins but thats impossible in winters. Just ready for this to be over.

killramos
02-03-2021, 02:36 PM
Do your spouses work?

Anecdotally (myself and friends/coworkers), the outlook on WFH with kids is entirely dependent on whether both parents work. Those of us that have a spouse who is the "stay at home parent" (pre-pandemic) are loving it. Those in households where both parents work are finding it incredibly taxing, which I can also understand.

My wife isnít currently working but I would still rather be in the office.

Notably I make a distinction when I say I would like to be back at the office, I mean back to normal work environment.

I donít mean I want to commute to go sit in my office with my door shut and do all my work on teams with colleagues who are half at home half there and not be able to freely work as usual in the office without wearing masks and bs. Thatís the stupidest thing I can think of and is a lot of what 2020 was like.

Rip off the bandaid and letís get back to normal, or let us stay home. None of this one foot in one foot out worst of both worlds nonsense.

dirtsniffer
02-03-2021, 06:45 PM
I think spikers had an approach with a light outside the door so the family knew he was do not disturb. Right now closing the door works, but once toddler spawn can open the door its going to be different. Maybe a lock or the light.. but shes also in daycare full time, so its really only after 4 or before 8 its an issue.

Looks like wfh is my new reality as we are closing the space where my office is. Only hotel space at alternate locations.

eblend
02-04-2021, 09:23 AM
Been work from home since Mid-March 2020. Originally had my setup my wife's makeup table for 6 months, but few months back we were transitioned to permanent work from home, so we got some funds to setup a home office etc, so now have a legit home office setup. We had a choice, and 6/7 guys on my team chose home. If we choose home we lose our office cubicle and seniority in terms of under group parking etc. Being in IT we still come in every once in a while and they said they will setup hoteling desks eventually, for now I go in once every few weeks just to hang with my buddy and shoot the shits (and do some hands on work as needed). They had us clean up our desks end of last year, but haven't done anything since, so we still use our old desks when we drop in. Having a 3x 24" Monitor setup and then working from a 14" laptop in the office sure kills your productivity :D

Really I find myself to be more effective at home, less distractions. No kids so my biggest distraction are the cats :D Wife is a nurse so obviously she goes in.

Andy643
02-04-2021, 09:58 AM
Wifey and I have been home since mid March 2020.
After bouncing between sharing the kitchen table and a desk in the spare bedroom, we built an office space in the basement. Has improved the separation between work and home.
Having our 3yo in fulltime daycare since spring has been the key to all of this.

As many have said, I'm either way on going back to the office. Don't miss getting up earlier to handle the commute and all that crap.

cycosis
02-05-2021, 10:11 AM
Im WFH, wife is at the office. I dont mind it. Its quiet and its nice to be able to go make fresh hot food/coffee whenever I want. My "office" kinda sucks. Tiny ikea desk in a guest bedroom but not overly driven to invest in a better setup yet. Been like this since August.

msommers
02-05-2021, 10:46 AM
Im WFH, wife is at the office. I dont mind it. Its quiet and its nice to be able to go make fresh hot food/coffee whenever I want. My "office" kinda sucks. Tiny ikea desk in a guest bedroom but not overly driven to invest in a better setup yet. Been like this since August.

You say this now but IMHO it's worth investing in a quality office chair at the very least. Your body will thank you!

XylathaneGTR
02-05-2021, 11:07 AM
You say this now but IMHO it's worth investing in a quality office chair at the very least. Your body will thank you!

Werd; at the end of last summer I invested in a proper sturdy ass standing desk and a nice supportive herman miller chair, like what I had at the office. My WFH life has been 100x better. If I'm stuck here for hours and hours a day, it's worth it to spend a few bucks on a quality setup.

check with your employer, you may be able to score some discounts from their suppliers.

cycosis
02-05-2021, 11:42 AM
You say this now but IMHO it's worth investing in a quality office chair at the very least. Your body will thank you!

I hear ya. I’m having an issue where my right hand (mouse hand) has super shitty circulation when sitting in my current chair. I’m constantly fighting to keep it warm.... never have issues anywhere else in the house. Can’t tell if it’s the angle of my desk against my underarm or the chair....

spikerS
02-05-2021, 11:51 AM
I think spikers had an approach with a light outside the door so the family knew he was do not disturb. Right now closing the door works, but once toddler spawn can open the door its going to be different. Maybe a lock or the light.. but shes also in daycare full time, so its really only after 4 or before 8 its an issue.

Looks like wfh is my new reality as we are closing the space where my office is. Only hotel space at alternate locations.

Sort of, no light, just closed door. If they need me they can send me a message or knock on the door. They know that they can't just enter my office if it is closed. Most of the time when they knock they can just come in, but there are times when I am in video calls with various VPs and our CEO that would be bad timing should one of them just walk into frame.

Having said that, all of our leadership team has gotten the message out that it's fine if it happens, they know the current situation is less than ideal. I was giving a report to my VP and my dog decided he wanted attention and jumped up beside me to get pets. Of course everyone saw him and got excited, even my VP. I then had to take 2-3 mins to tell everyone about him, how old he was, what breed, etc, etc. VP offered to send me a GC to get the "good boy" a treat lol

2002civic
02-05-2021, 02:06 PM
WFH 100%, and likely until September or when everyone is vaccinated. Not missing the travel, but I do miss it not taking forever to get a simple answer that used to be a short stroll or roll your chair 10 feet for. Now it's send a teams message or schedule a call.

legendboy
02-05-2021, 11:06 PM
I'm going to be transitioning probably 50/50 time in the shop building stuff and half time working on teams

tirebob
02-07-2021, 01:55 PM
WFH and never going back! Wish I did this 10 years ago...

schurchill39
02-08-2021, 12:13 AM
WFH and never going back! Wish I did this 10 years ago...

Oh rly? Do you just have the shop crew manning the fort while you pull the strings from the middle of the bush in central AB?

tirebob
02-08-2021, 05:34 PM
Oh rly? Do you just have the shop crew manning the fort while you pull the strings from the middle of the bush in central AB?Fuck yeah man.. Kenny my business partner has assumed the management of the store and I am running the business from home. It is great! I am getting more stuff done now on the back end of things and working on new stuff that I never had time for when I was sitting on the counter all the time, plus I can handle all the e-mail correspondence and forum activities which anyone who used to try and get hold of me can confirm I was impossible to reach. It actually has helped immensely!

jutes
02-08-2021, 08:01 PM
Fuck yeah man.. Kenny my business partner has assumed the management of the store and I am running the business from home. It is great! I am getting more stuff done now on the back end of things and working on new stuff that I never had time for when I was sitting on the counter all the time, plus I can handle all the e-mail correspondence and forum activities which anyone who used to try and get hold of me can confirm I was impossible to reach. It actually has helped immensely!

Your wheel visualizer is probably the best I’ve seen.

tirebob
02-10-2021, 08:39 AM
Your wheel visualizer is probably the best I’ve seen.Thanks I appreciate that... I can't take claim for it as it is subscription based but those things are impossible for a small company like mine to build and maintain so we use what we can and that one seems too do a decent enough job.