Does WFH make any other junior employees feel like a fake adult? Like my desk is literally in my bedroom of a group home I share with 6 people while I’m talking to a partner in a custom oak office

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I’m not considered junior but I know some members of our team are either with roommates or some with their parents (new grads). Definitely get it’s not ideal, but at least from my point of view I’m simply appreciative they are on video. It’s important to be on video some to connect with your team but you can also pick more important meetings to do this on while dialing in from the rest. And backgrounds are key! Also maybe treat yourself to the new airpod pros for noise cancellation 👌

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Don’t feel bad OP. I am a SM in a house with 6 people (spouse + 4 kids also working/attending school virtually) and am often relegated to working in my bedroom also!!

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Remember, these managers in custom oak offices sat at their bedroom desk at one point in their career, too.

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90 year old partner here. Paid $15 and four pounds of burlap for my MBA. I purchased my home for a wink and a nod and a federal land grant. I’m still sitting in my antechamber with my IKEA desk I received from Ingvar himself. I share my estate with my domestic staff and 62 corgis.

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I’m at my parents house and I got pink walls, pink curtains, and Harry Potter / lion king posters all over the walls 👍

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Use a background

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@D3 they sell them on Amazon also.

No. I have a better home office setup and view than most Partners and clients will ever do in their lifetime.

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D6: For whiteboard paint, check out: Ideapaint. Google them. They sell the kits on Amazon too. It's $140 for 40 squarefeet wall.

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It’s bespoke maple, not oak. 😤

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I’m a manager and haven’t even got a desk - taking calls from bed as I look at my Beatles and Arctic Monkeys posters on the wall

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I’m at a director level and my desk is literally a ping pong table in a game room of my parents house (we come here everyday so they can watch the kids)

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36yo who has gradually turned his adult office into a Twitch streamer background. RGB lights everywhereeee

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Partner here. I also work and take calls from my bedroom because that’s where I have my comfy chair.

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I live with 5 others in a tiny 4 bed flat. Was great when I travelled 4 days a week and was barely home on the weekend. Now I’ve run away back to my mums house, so yes very much feeling like a child

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Agreed. This is why I absolutely refuse to turn my webcam on. So far no one has gotten mad.

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Lucky. My MD pretty much demands it.

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I sit on my bed for a plain white wall while every partner has some crazy background one partner is in her kids room bc her house is being built so they had to move into a smaller rental (kids bedroom in "small" rental is waybigger than mine). I also can't afford to move out yet bc the COL in Boston is insane and I really don't want roommates. Planning to relocate to lower cost of living city.

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I own my own home and make well over $100k...I work from my kitchen table and have a blank white wall as my background. Whatever.

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A group home?

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Genuinely curious, why do you need to share with 6 people? At one point I shared apartment too but each one of us had their own rooms. And as far as I know, none of the Big4 pay that low.

What cities?

Love it!! 😂

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