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Just need to vent. Our school district announced that the fall will be fully remote. Starting from June the district kept promising that schools will reopen for in person classes. The district conducted a survey, which showed that almost 90% of parents voted for in-person or hybrid (more for in-person actually). Then another survey that gave similar results. Then the teachers voted. Surprise, surprise-90% for remote. Continued in comments.

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The first break we’ve had from work since WFH-life began in March is a great time to reflect on everything that’s happened recently. Looking back, how would you describe your experience as a professional during Covid-19? What’s changed for you the most? What’s surprised you?

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Anyone secretly enjoying WFH life and don't want it to end?

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WFH Gaffes Day 1...

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My baby came home sick from daycare today so she has to stay home the next two days. Any recs for working at home with the baby? And do I give my manager a heads up? I work with only India pretty much so my schedule is so flexible and my husband is going to WFH too to help

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I am currently working at a Cannibas spac with some offices on Long Island. Within the next several months we are going to be looking for FP&A, SEC reporting, SOX/Internal audit folks to help pull together our acquisitions. Looking for various levels, and people who will be passionate about really building a business, and act like a start up. For now I am only open to Long Island, but may consider more remote people.

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Recent new hires, did y’all get any $ to use for wfh stuff (monitors, office chairs, etc)?

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I train attorneys, clerks, staff, and judges on how to complete legal research. Typically, these trainings and CLE presentations would be in-person. Due to COVID, I’m stuck doing them all virtually. What do you wish your vendor trainers would offer you during this time? What do you need the most help with in the work from home environment? Presentation topics?

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Has anyone here gone on an interview (whether it be in-person or remote), and know within the first half-hour of the interview that you didn't want the job at all?

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So who else got into the habit of watching Indian daily soaps due to family controlling TV remote. Confession - Shraddha Arya is ❤️

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Shoutout to everyone who has tacitly agreed on the don’t ask don’t tell policy of recording client calls during WFH to make sure there are good notes and nothing is missed.

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Do we ever go back into the office? Not sure if I love or hate WFH life but I can’t imagine commuting again.

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WFH 🐠: how do you deal with the loneliness? I'm grateful for the flexibility but have a hard time being alone all day with just my pet, waiting for my spouse to come home.

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Top exits that are permanently remote?

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Bay Area folks, are any of your (or your networks') legal departments offering a permanent WFH option?

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I truly do not understand how you all enjoy full time WFH environment. We spent 4-5 years at college studied for exams, became sought after professionals just to spend 8-10 hours in your room every day like a prisoner. Does commuting suck for some ? Sure. But to think that I for the next 40 years I am going to be home all day every day without interaction happy hours office jokes office culture. It’s crazy. Part of being a white collar professional is the act of putting on the white collar.

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I was laid off early in the pandemic, and other than a TINY bit of freelancing have completely missed out on the remote work experience. Starting a new FT position (FINALLY) and wondering what advice y’all might have after almost a year of WFH. What’s changed/what to watch out for/ balancing on/off hours, etc. Thanks to you all 🙏

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Hi everyone, Need some suggestions regarding investing. I come from a very modest background from a remote part in India where my dad didn’t inherited any money from his parents. So all that he earned he spend in our education, building a home etc. Since I and my sister have been working from past 3-4 years and we can manage our own and their expenses, we as a family has been able to save ~20-25L but it’s mostly sitting in the bank or gold. Do you have any suggestion where we could invest ?

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Does anyone have any recommendations of places to rent an Airbnb/house to get a change of wfh scenery? Ideally somewhere scenic, like the mountains or near the water (not the bay), that's less than a 4 hour drive. After everything going on here, I'm looking to get out of DC for a couple weeks.

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Random q - what is your favorite daily facial sunscreen? And do you wear it while WFH?

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Anyone have an idea of restrictions on dependant spouse working remote for her old company back in India ?

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Looking for a female roommate to move in or near Santa Monica (2 bed apt) with me. I’m 24 WFH female and consider myself friendly, considerate and low key, looking for a great roommate match. Thanks for reading!

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For those of you who spent a long time in big law (at least 10 years but more along the lines of 15+), when did you know it was time to do something else (maybe in the law, maybe not)? I don’t know if it’s wfh or just the work now, but I’m finding myself getting amazingly frustrated at things that barely bothered me before. I had an argument with opposing counsel last week and was seeing red for hours after that, and little things seem to bother me much much more than they would have before

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I’ve decided to start wearing it again during these WFH times.

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The covid WFH budget should be higher in general but especially higher for 2020 new hires. 300 bucks is nothing if you have to buy a new monitor, desk, ergonomic chair, mouse, keyboard, etc etc. At least those who were in office at some point had a chance to grab monitors and equipment from office. Covid task force should consider this as an idea to improve wfh life !

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Anyone’s procrastination problem getting worse during WFH? I need some tips to keep focused

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Is VMLY&R remote indefinitely? (There’s a role I’d be a great fit for but it’s in Kansas City)

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Did this bowl used to be called 'Freelancers'? Wondering when the 'WFH' was added

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Currently have 2 YOE in post production Workday, specifically in Payroll. What options do I have with moving to other firms/areas of workday? I work for a midsize subsidiary & am not sure if I want to continue in this space if wfh will continue for majority of 2021.

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Continue living in with parents where you’re constantly stressed out (and paying $650/month) or move to a nice studio in NYC/SF for $1500/month? That’s a $10k YoY difference + I’ll likely be WFH through 2021 so it doesn’t seem like such an easy choice. Thoughts?

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How many people are back in the office vs. WFH? What area and how many employees? Are you seeing clients, doing in person mediations, depos, etc?

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Anemia, pancreatitis, fatty liver, hypothyroidism, kidney fluid retention & overall nutrient malabsorption. Diagnosed with all of this over the past month. Trying to avoid LOA, but in all seriousness have been working in misery until doctor can heal me. I’m grateful to WFH to at least be comfortable dealing with this, but I wonder if LOA is appropriate. I didn’t know my situation was this bad.

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What is the WFH equivalent of microwaving fish?

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For those who have gotten degrees and certifications, how do you find the time to study with kids? Mine are not in school yet and don’t go to daycare. Hubby doesn’t work from home and we don’t have anyone to help with childcare either. I’m already working late hours and waking up early to get work done.

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Kinda related since I want a healthy dog but any apartment living shiba inu, beagle, or corgi owners here? Debating between the 3 and want to ensure I can give them a proper healthy active lifestyle since I know all are fairly active. Have previously owned a beagle but lived at home so it was easy to give her enough exercise. Given we’re all WFH, it’s fairly easy I imagine to satiate the activity needed. However, I have a couple Qs based on when we eventually go back to the office...

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I know I’m ready to exit consulting but am nervous to do so in the current remote environment as I worry that I will lose out on a big part of why I am making the change by not being in person (social opportunities both during and after work). Im also very much an “in person” type & build my strongest relationships through personal connections which I worry wouldn’t happen in a remote environment w/ a new team. Can anyone speak to their experience transitioning jobs recently? Advice appreciated!

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Why don't the Big4s just declare flexi working or permanent remote working. What's stopping them? All have already tested the WFH model and I am sure it has been successful. Wouldn't it be better where one makes the decision to go to office or to WFH. Life becomes much more simpler. I get to choose which city I want to live, I get to manage my life and family well. Have always found my team working diligently and productively during WFH. Don't understand why is still there a hesitation.

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I think my firm is going to be moving towards global flexibility regarding work from home. They won't force us to live in certain cities with offices. Where in the US is there a beach or beach town that gets all four seasons? Is such a thing possible? I love the ocean, but Fall is my favorite season.

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Ladies - I need help! Currently in the mid-west. Want to move back to San Francisco Bay Area in the next couple of months. It’s hard to look for an apartment/home remotely and the websites are not very helpful. I’ve had success using realtors for my search in the past. Can you recommend a realtor who can help look for options being remote?

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