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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 4:42 am 
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I have been working from home for nearly 2 months now. In relation to work there is a lot more happening in terms of middle line managers trying to be relevant via virtual meetings etc. I have noticed that those who are working from home and are home schooling are really struggling especially trying to help their kids with school work whilst attending zoom calls and doing their jobs.


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[quote="kiwinoz"]I have been working from home for nearly 2 months now. In relation to work there is a lot more happening in terms of middle line managers trying to be relevant via virtual meetings etc. I have noticed that those who are working from home and are home schooling are really struggling especially trying to help their kids with school work whilst attending zoom calls and doing their jobs.[/quote]


Oddly, I am quite fine with working from home - I have done it before so it's not that bad.

I'm loving the exposure of useless managers. With stuff like Teams, it really shows them up.

We've.adeed.in wellbeing channels and exercise into a work from home team


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 7:44 am 
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We have been in lock down in our house for the last seven weeks and it has been hard watching my wife slowly slip away. Her memory getting worse each day. Tonight she has just come down stairs, she goes up to bed at nine each night, and asked if I could make an appointment for her to see the doctor. When I asked why, she said she couldn`t remember things. I asked her what things and she burst into tears and said she couldn`t remember. She struggles to remember how to turn the TV on, to know what channel she likes. I explained she couldn`t see a doctor until Monday, but also he could not help her because she is already under a Dementia specialist. She started crying again and said You wont leave me will you? It really cracked me up and I burst into tears in front of her, something I never do. This upset her again and it took a couple of minutes to calm it all down. I have managed to get her back up to bed watching TV and she seems OK at the moment.This is really getting at me now and I`m in tears all the time.This is such a bastard of an illness to have to live with.


Sorry to hear that, man.

I'm reduced to tears myself, just reading that. :(


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 8:13 am 
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:

Oddly, I am quite fine with working from home - I have done it before so it's not that bad.

I'm loving the exposure of useless managers. With stuff like Teams, it really shows them up.

We've.adeed.in wellbeing channels and exercise into a work from home team


You have no children :? Working from home is one thing, working from home with children is quite another. My wife and I found it a total pain in the arse over lockdown and we weren't working fulltime by any stretch.

Maybe some sympathy for those trying to parent and work from home fulltime.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 8:16 am 
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Unimaginable situation to be in GWO2. Best Wishes


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 8:28 am 
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I was primarily a home worker before all this hit (one day a week in the office)

I've found this incredibly tough though as my wife and I are now trying to work full time and deal with a bored 3 year old as all our childcare options disappeared. Has coincided with an incredibly stressful project at work that I'm trying to handle. Working long hours and most weekends and actually experiencing physical stress related symptoms for the first time in a long time. Has improved slightly in the last week, but I'm definitely not enjoying life under lockdown.

I'm lucky though, it will pass and we're both in reasonably secure jobs.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 8:52 am 
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mr bungle wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:

Oddly, I am quite fine with working from home - I have done it before so it's not that bad.

I'm loving the exposure of useless managers. With stuff like Teams, it really shows them up.

We've.adeed.in wellbeing channels and exercise into a work from home team


You have no children :? Working from home is one thing, working from home with children is quite another. My wife and I found it a total pain in the arse over lockdown and we weren't working fulltime by any stretch.

Maybe some sympathy for those trying to parent and work from home fulltime.


This exactly. I hate to be one of those types to say "You don't know what it's like if you don't have kids" but it's true. I did a few days work from home before the official lockdown, while my 4 and a half year old was still at Kindy and while it was more challenging than being in the office, it was very doable. As soon as Kindy closed and my wife and I both had to work from home and look after our daughter it has been shite. The amount of times I've had to tell my daughter "sorry I can't play with you now, I have to work" makes me feel awful. I have a job that requires a lot of concentration and it's been a shit show trying to juggle parenting with working. I cannot wait to get back to the office and I never thought I'd feel that.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 9:34 am 
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mr bungle wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:

Oddly, I am quite fine with working from home - I have done it before so it's not that bad.

I'm loving the exposure of useless managers. With stuff like Teams, it really shows them up.

We've.adeed.in wellbeing channels and exercise into a work from home team


You have no children :? Working from home is one thing, working from home with children is quite another. My wife and I found it a total pain in the arse over lockdown and we weren't working fulltime by any stretch.

Maybe some sympathy for those trying to parent and work from home fulltime.


My son works at a hospital and my daughter in law has been working from home, with three kids 6, 3, and 3. By the time he got back from work at 4:30, she was absolutely exhausted, so was overjoyed to have the helper able to come once Level 3 started.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 9:44 am 
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mr bungle wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:

Oddly, I am quite fine with working from home - I have done it before so it's not that bad.

I'm loving the exposure of useless managers. With stuff like Teams, it really shows them up.

We've.adeed.in wellbeing channels and exercise into a work from home team


You have no children :? Working from home is one thing, working from home with children is quite another. My wife and I found it a total pain in the arse over lockdown and we weren't working fulltime by any stretch.

Maybe some sympathy for those trying to parent and work from home fulltime.


This isn't the thread for it


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 10:09 am 
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That's hard to read, GW. I've nothing to add other than my sympathies. I can't begin to imagine what that's like. :((


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 10:30 am 
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That's hard to read, GW. I've nothing to add other than my sympathies. I can't begin to imagine what that's like. :((


It’s nearly the saddest thing I’ve ever read. Felt like a guy punch here.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 10:43 am 
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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
mr bungle wrote:
Pat the Ex Mat wrote:

Oddly, I am quite fine with working from home - I have done it before so it's not that bad.

I'm loving the exposure of useless managers. With stuff like Teams, it really shows them up.

We've.adeed.in wellbeing channels and exercise into a work from home team


You have no children :? Working from home is one thing, working from home with children is quite another. My wife and I found it a total pain in the arse over lockdown and we weren't working fulltime by any stretch.

Maybe some sympathy for those trying to parent and work from home fulltime.


This isn't the thread for it


Neat of you to mention that, I should have said the same when you followed a post about those struggling with juggling work and children during lockdown with your first comment above.

But yes, let the thread continue as it mostly has.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 12:05 pm 
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DragsterDriver wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
That's hard to read, GW. I've nothing to add other than my sympathies. I can't begin to imagine what that's like. :((


It’s nearly the saddest thing I’ve ever read. Felt like a guy punch here.


Yeah it's desperate sad. Good luck GW


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 12:40 pm 
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DragsterDriver wrote:
Nolanator wrote:
That's hard to read, GW. I've nothing to add other than my sympathies. I can't begin to imagine what that's like. :((


It’s nearly the saddest thing I’ve ever read. Felt like a guy punch here.


No nearly about it. What a truly horrible hand to have been dealt. :((


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 2:00 pm 
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Heartfelt sympathies GW. If you want to chat, this is the thread for it.


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 2:12 pm 
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GW- does your wife have any favourite flowers? Do either of you like chocolate? Wine? A favourite DVD?

If you wanted to email a mod your address I’d love to send something via amazon or whatever.

Not really sure if this is even appropriate :?


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 2:36 pm 
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DragsterDriver wrote:
GW- does your wife have any favourite flowers? Do either of you like chocolate? Wine? A favourite DVD?

If you wanted to email a mod your address I’d love to send something via amazon or whatever.

Not really sure if this is even appropriate :?

+1

Perfume or something?
My granny passed peacefully recently and wasn't really with it at the end. Wasn't really aware who she was talking to, but would occasionally drift back into lucidity and know exactly who she was with. My mum said one of the last things she did with her was to play Handle's Messiah and my granny perked up and hummed along. They used to go to the National Concert Hall every year to watch it.
I've heard that those senses like music and smell last a long time.


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I really appreciate all the good wishes. It just got to me last night, things are much better today. Once again, thanks a lot.


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