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Coronavirus Work-life

A cross-industry bowl for professionals to come together during this difficult time with Coronavirus.

Why are some USB sticks notoriously bad at being detected by some laptops? Some laptops detect them fine, but another laptop will not recognize the same stick at all. Is this a quality issue? Or am I … more

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Does anyone have a good recommendation for a desk chair / find any good cyber Monday deals on one? My back is killing me WFH.

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Anyone had success cutting out coffee and/or caffeine completely? I hate my addiction and dependence on it. Looking for tips and tricks to avoid lethargy and/or withdrawals

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Got a lot of “undeliverable” packages lately on Amazon. Anyone with similar issue?

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If you were presented with the opportunity to travel internationally for a shoot right now, would you take it?

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Is it "worker's comp" or "workman's comp", and why do I hear employees say it both ways?

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Which phrases at work annoy you? For me it's 'delta'. 'what is the delta?' 'let's just look at the delta'

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Kind of depressed about this winter. My spouse is an ICU doctor and they just had to double capacity for the surge. His hospital is stopping most elective surgeries and anesthesiologists will be worki… more

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Herman Miller - Upholstery Preference? Crepe vs Rhythm

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Tips on getting sleep schedule back on track? Severely sleep deprived to the point of dark circles and under eye bags.

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Wow, today is one of those days where I had zero focus on anything. Couldn’t get any work done. I feel ashamed of myself. Anyone been in my shoes before?

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I work in a small office (10 people, not with Mazars) and there is talk requiring everyone to be Covid vaccinated in order to return to the office, i.e. to continue working at this firm. Thoughts?

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Has anyone used a singing bowl to relax? Does it work?

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Does anyone here have their own podcast?

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Any pros/cons general thoughts about relocating from New England to Orlando with a family of 5 (kids ages 5, 6 & 8).

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I have a close, professional relationship with my manager. I’m an integral part of the team and have been carrying my work and another associates work that left recently. How do I share that I accep… more

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Any good tv deals? Looking to buy a brand name 55 to 65 inch smart tv, I.e. LG, Samsung, etc.

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Should I snag the Apple TV deal or wait for the new one? It hasn’t been refreshed since 2017. Deal is $50 Apple gift card + 1 year of Apple TV+

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Looking back on this year, what has been your favorite moment/memory 1) during the pandemic, and 2) pre-pandemic?

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What are your thoughts on COVID everyone? Should the country shut down again to get shit under control? Or should we continue as we are and pray we don’t catch COVID and potentially die?

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COVID’s got me & my spouse like “quit corporate life & pursue your dream.” Health insurance is a big kicker though... any clue how much it costs (monthly) for 2 healthy people in their early 3… more

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Anyone got or knows someone who got laid off during a leave of absence?

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Is there an Android weather app that will display "feels like" temperature on the status bar? I've installed and uninstalled about 10 apps and yet to find one! 1Weather used to do that but doesn't anymore (or I can't find the setting).

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Fml there's a massive spider under my desk and I'm a wimp fricking basement is crawling with them

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How do you get over stress in life? What's your stress buster?

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My friend grew up in a troubled home and doesn’t enjoy the holidays because of that. I would like to send her something to cheer her up, what should I send her?

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Any other fans in the bowl?

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Monday Morning Motivation:

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Has anyone tried to get life insurance doing covid? Wondering how rates are affected. Also, what’s coverage like if you’ve tested positive for covid previously?

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For those pregnant or with a newborn, how cautious are you with quarantining? We’ve been somewhat safe (still going to Walgreens, groceries, etc once in a while to grab stuff) but it’s been hard being… more

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Anyone else feel awkward/judged talking about holiday plans with colleagues (or it’s NSFW) this year given the guidance and risks from COVID? I spent Thanksgiving with my in-laws. All four of us at th… more

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Mornings like this make me very happy I don’t need to commute into NYC

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Wish it was Christmas vacation this week, could use another couple days of doing absolutely nothing and not feeling bad about it

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How are all you work from homers doing tax deductions this year? Can we expensive office paint, desks, chairs, cable, heat, electricity :)

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Anyone here who recovered from COVID told about potential organ damage? Doctor said my brother (33) who is recovering should have been on a ventilator earlier on and likely only recovered due to a you… more

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For those who switched from agency to client side, how did you do it?

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"I've got a client call that's going to take the next.... however long this goes. I'll be in the hallway."

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Undoing finale anyone?

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