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Old 27.04.2021, 17:23
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Re: I am sick of working in an office, at a desk

WFH works great if you have the right space and infrastructure. It is a luxury not granted to a lot of people out there.

For those who don’t have an extra room, or have to “entertain” kids during the day, WFH can turn into a nightmare after the initial joy of wearing pjs at work!
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Re: I am sick of working in an office, at a desk

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I've written about this before, but nonetheless:

Obviously work has to take precedence over family life, that's what pays the bills. So we have spent the last year walking on eggshells, trying to inhabit our house-turned-office as unobtrusively as possible. Too often we fail. The tension is palpable, 24/7.

OH had been working from home one day a week for the last few years, so at the beginning we thought WFH full time would be a cakewalk. But as time has worn on, it clearly is not sustainable. At least not sustainable as a family.

YMMV.
I agree with what you wrote in the first paragraph. I felt the same way when my husband had to work from home (pre-COVID), and I was not working. I constantly felt my schedule was interrupted because of him WFH.

With regards to your comment about the sustainability of the whole thing, I think it depends who you ask. My kids will tell you they love having both parents at home (although they themselves have buggered off to a friend to play). So totally sustainable in their young minds. As for us adults, I think we both enjoy the fact that office is just a few steps away, but we are also very aware that we stay connected a bit more than we ought to!
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