Do you call people via Skype/Teams as you would on your phone (no warning) or do you ping/chat first to ask if they are available to call?

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How have you approached being on camera during the extended WFH routine? Some people are ALWAYS on camera while others just dial into calls that they would normally be on Teams/Zoom/Skype/WebEx for. I go on camera from time to time, but not for every single call. I’d be interested in learning everyone’s “guiding principles”.

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Don't understand stand why some people always put Away or Offline as their status on Teams/Skype. Any reasons why if you're also doing this?

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What are good questions to ask before starting a job? Culture is non-existent now with remote but I could ask about comms style maybe (ie skype/teams vs. Email)? Should I ask about typical hours or will that have me perceived as a lazy worker? What Qs will prep me best for a non-consulting environment?

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Seeing more of a push to use MS Teams both at my client and firm with the intent of Skype being no more. What’s up with your company?

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How many of you use Skype and not Teams?

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How am I supposed to trash talk without Skype?! Teams keeps all our convos!

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Who else gets anxious when they hear the teams/Skype/slack ringtone now?

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Since Skype for biz merged with Teams, I can no longer do conference calls with my clients’ email domain, nor share my desktop with them... anyone knows how to rectify this?

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How many calls have you had on Teams/Zoom/Skype/Webex etc? I'm wondering how many hours of my life were spent on "can everyone please go on mute" and "let's take it offline" 😬

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So sorry if this has been asked but, are we allowed to use zoom/teams meetings/Skype for calls with friends outside the company?

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What communication platform does your team use [Microsoft Teams, Slack, Skype]? What do you like and dislike about it?

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What’s your teams view on being online (jabber, Skype, lync etc) especially on remote days?

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One of my peers just set up a 3 hours fake meeting with me so her Skype shows she’s in meeting. That way she can avoid her other teams bugging her after she rolled off...

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I am doing some research on the best communication tools (Slack, Skype, Teams, etc). What does your team use and how do you like it?

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+1 if you still use your Verizon bridge because Skype for Business sucks (and Skype for Business has already been confirmed by MS that they're killing it off for MS Teams, smh)

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WFH has been a real eye opener. I want to quit the industry and become an actor. Dumb move?

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To make WFH more exciting, there should be a "I'm feeling lucky button" when sending emails.

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Shouldn’t we all work from home? Coronavirus hits NYC! I also don’t want to travel for production. What should we do??

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Intensely fighting with husband and since my project is remote decided to pack my suitcase for a few weeks and split my time staying with friends in Miami / LA. Need some space. (Cont)

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Ohhh how much I love PTO 🎊🎊

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