Under normal circumstances, we all crave for at least one day in the month where we get to work from home. It helps especially when one is feeling under the weather but wants to contribute to their workplace so that the work doesn't suffer. Now, that the deadly covid-19 virus has taken over the world, many companies have been forced to ask their employees to work from home instead of stepping out so that everyone can minimise their risk of catching the illness.
While this may seem like a dream come true for some people, others aren't all that glad about having to stay cooped up in their places all day long. And this includes a lot of people who have kids because managing the kids as well as having to complete their own work can prove to become a hassle. Here's what a few employees from different walks of life had to say about having to work from home.
“Earlier, we had caretakers for our kids. Now, with the coronavirus alert, everyone has cocooned themselves at home. With schools shut, the stress is at an another level,” says one software engineer. “Kids don’t understand the concept of work-from-home. When they see that their parents are home and that, too, for a considerable time, sitting still is impossible for them. But, I guess, we might end up having a lot of family time,” says a parent who works at an IT firm.
“I was scared of getting infected by the virus that going to office everyday was complete hell. Now, I can sit at home and be completely tension-free about what’s happening outside,” says one employee who works at an academic firm. “My company asked all of us to work from home and it’s a complete torture for me. I’ve taken a 15-day leave. Better to enjoy the holiday than face the torture of office [at home],” says another.
Well, this goes to show that working from home may not really be everyone's cup of tea, but it most certainly will help us all steer clear of the virus. So, follow the rules, stay indoors, stay safe and stay tuned for more updates.