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With so many professionals working from home due to Covid-19, what are your tips / strategies for being productive when WFH?

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Having so much goddamn work I can’t focus on anything else but work and sleep.

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Give yourself the natural breaks you take in the office. Grabbing lunch or coffee or whatever. Leave your house or building for 10-15 mins. Change up the scenery. Take an hour to just sit on the sofa or go for a run if that’s what you save in the commute. Don’t feel the need to work more.

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Having strict deadlines set by the client

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Eliminate distractions. Have a clean desk where you can work (ideally with extra monitors).

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Leave the TV off.

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1. Treat Yo self to get motivated in the morning (nice coffee and breakfast muffin or fruit) 2. Extra monitor, wireless mouse, fun mousepad 3. Send your toddler to school as EARLY AS POSSIBLE 😜

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No youtube

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I make over a quarter of a million dollars a year working in finance and since wfh over half my "work hours" time I'm just playing video games or reading a book.

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Is wfh even worth it if you don’t have unlimited sparkling water available?

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So teachers have to go back to the classroom even though we are still remote. The justification is to "prepare for going f2f" but there's no date for that yet. Is the real reason because they don't trust us to do our jobs?

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I’ve been having a hard time during the pandemic WFH. I’ve been diagnosed with major depression & anxiety. I don’t interact much with others for work and have been able to keep this to myself. We have yr end reviews coming up. I know it will be a bad one for me. I’ve invested in 2x/week therapy (at a financial loss) to improve my health. I’m feeling better. Is there anything that a staff could do/say at reviews that would cause you to give them a 2nd chance? I love it here and want to improve.

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Just heard that my school district is laying off at least 23 positions due to covid19. Is this happening all over the country? worried.

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Didn’t get stimulus & thankful to be working, but I’ve paid a lot setting up a home office (screens, fax machine, bandwidth.) Normally I only do standard deductions, but can I write it off next year?

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