So far I'd say it is more pros than cons to me.
Anyway, I have to say I'm lucky. I have a room dedicated as my own office at home, and my wife is taking care of the baby. So I don't have distractions, I have a proper working environment with a really good chair and my laptop connected to an external display, so great ergonomics.
I don't miss my daily commute at all (about 50 minutes) and the open space. We keep in contact on Slack and have some calls on hangouts and that's great so I can see my coworkers even if I'm not at office.
Only downside? I can't have my lunch break walk, I usually walk for 4-5Km and we're in lockdown so I'm not allowed to stroll around. That's not a problem with remote work and it will eventually be possible to have my walk even working from home.
I do miss pair programming sometimes, I'm in contact with the team so we can work together if there's something really hard that is blocking another team member, but at office those interactions are more frequent.
Hopefully remote work will be an option even in the future, I'd like to be able to WFH at least 1-2 days per week. This way I'll still be able to work with the team, but have more time for personal stuff like going to the gym and run some errands at the end of my work day.
With all those amenities, you're very fortunate indeed. It also seems that you've taken to WFH like fish to water & I'm guessing it has helped you increase your productivity as well.
Post the lockdown, would you prefer remote working entirely if it's provided as an option by the company you work with?
Yes, absolutely. But I don't think full remote will be an option.
I think some sort of remote will be allowed, maybe 1-2 days per week and that would be great as we had 0 remote work before the pandemic.
That makes sense! As long as it's fairly utilized, 1-2 days/week of WFH should be available across companies.
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