Why are They Still W.F.H.?

Started by Raven, May 01, 2022, 01:02:16 PM

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Raven

I have been wondering about this for a while now. So many places you can't get into, like the Council Offices for example. Blooming annoying. Should they be told to get back? What's your take on it? :hmm:




Diasi

Working from home is the way forward & the Civil Service should embrace it & save £millions on expensive office buildings.
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-Oy-

... and the economic and environmental benefits of not commuting!
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Jacqueline

The trouble is you can never get hold of a live person in  big organisations,  they all want you to do everything online, even finding a phone number is extreamly difficult.  They do not want to speak to you when you have a problem, most annoying.  What do these people actually do from home? I would be interest to know.

klondike

Probably surfing the internet same as they would in the office. Still as pointed out they are using their own heating and electric but I suppose they get their internet paid for.

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GrannyMac

My son works mainly from home since Covid Jacq. He manages a team of IT programmers and developers.  They have no contact with the public in any form so their location is irrelevant.

Daughter in law, an IT project manager, has pretty much worked from home, for a number of years. She has international colleagues  and no contact with the public.

Some public sector employees can work from home, but there are others who need to be accessible to the public, especially for the vulnerable without IT capability. But I agree with Diasi about the savings that can be made.

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hugh

There are many pros and cons regarding working from home. ie how can a trainee learn the trade and gain experience, with out office experience ??
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Raven

Quote from: hugh on May 02, 2022, 06:33:55 PM
There are many pros and cons regarding working from home. ie how can a trainee learn the trade and gain experience, with out office experience ??

Exactly.  :waiting: I would not have been able to WFH in any case as I needed to be at my workplace. But I would have hated doing that anyway, my home life and work life were kept well apart.

klondike

I spent time working from home. Doing so was difficult. Too many distractions.

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Raven

Quote from: klondike on May 04, 2022, 10:19:15 AM
I spent time working from home. Doing so was difficult. Too many distractions.

Yep, there certainly are.

Michael Rolls

Most of my working life involved meeting with people - GPs, hospital staff, welfare homes staff, dialysis patients, site foremen, clerks of works, chairing design teams, etc. - all a bit difficult to have done from home.
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Raven

There's a couple of 40 somethings who are friends and swim in the mornings, overheard them talking a few days ago, grumbling about having to return to the office. They are spending several hours a day at the Leisure Centre nowadays, over in Wick for shopping trips and out for lunch a lot. So much for WFH. :waiting:

GrannyMac

Quote from: Michael Rolls on May 04, 2022, 10:22:25 AM
Most of my working life involved meeting with people - GPs, hospital staff, welfare homes staff, dialysis patients, site foremen, clerks of works, chairing design teams, etc. - all a bit difficult to have done from home.
MIke

Of course. Me too when I was visiting tenants, doing inspections, interviewing applicants.  My nurse daughter absolutely couldn't work from home.  I wouldn't consider most jobs suitable for home working.

But surely we're referring to those whose work is 100% computer based, and whose staff and colleagues are in different places, even different countries and continents?  What would be the advantage to an employer of insisting they go to an office every day?

The manager of the women Raven refers to is at fault if they're not working as and when they should.
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Dayjo

I couldn't have worked from home.....
I operated a CNC Machining Centre, making rock drilling equipment. The bare machine weighed over 3 tons!  :grin:
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Raven

That should have sat nicely in a corner of your living room.  :rofl: