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Microsoft Teams is driving me crazy. I feel like I’m always at work. Yesterday I was at a family bbq and I was constantly getting pinged. Every time I get a message notification I feel like I’m about to have a panic attack.

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Turn off notifications! Lots of good advice. It’s up to you to take it.

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I turn off teams notifications outside of work hours, and let everyone know to reach me over a different channel (call, text, etc) if there’s anything urgent.

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That would encourage me to find another team or firm.

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This is your fault

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Turn off notifications dude. One of the real challenges w working remotely is it’s so easy to ALWAYS be working. If there’s an actual emergency, people will get in touch.

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I turn off notifications after working hours. If something is urgent enough, my boss has my cell.

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Two phones, work phone doesn’t leave the house

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Best work choice I ever made

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This is why I don’t have Teams on my phone!

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It's not Teams driving you crazy, it's your crappy WLB. Set some boundaries.

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Turn them off and address the larger problem of respect and downtime on your team. It should be acceptable to simply say “Hi, I’m not in the office, happy to connect first thing Monday am”

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I had this problem too and was confused how people were even messaging me when I’ve logged off. Now when I log off my computer I make sure to manually change my Teams status to offline and I haven’t gotten any messages outside of work hours since then.

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The very first thing I do after joining a new team in MS Teams is turn off notifications.

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Turn your status to offline.

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Same. I do not have Teams or email on my phone

You need to manage boundaries. This stress is artificially created. Turn Teams of, sign out, whatever it takes. Don't look at email after x time of day. Don't check messages. You'll have a much better quality of life If you set boundaries now, before it's too late.

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You can also keep Teams running but “appear offline” as the status. I do that on weekends and after working hours. I’ll still get the message, but no notification and I’m literally offline not working.

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This is why I want to go back to the office; so that I can leave my notifications at the office.

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Turn off the notifications. Crazy idea, I know

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Why is my office open 7 days a week?! I end up just sleeping there every night.

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