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pratik
pratik

There are work-from-home tips and then there are work-from-home when your spouse is also working from home and your kids are not in school and there’s a pandemic outside tips. Please send me the latter.

odd
odd

@pratik I still can’t unsee the pandemic “The Shining” reference posted by… @mitchwagner (I think).

ndw
ndw

@pratik Do you have an existence proof for the latter?

MitchWagner
MitchWagner

@odd Don't think that was me.

odd
odd

@MitchWagner Oh… I’m sorry! I’ve tried to Google it, but now I cannot find it… It was basically about self-isolation, (corona-style)…and I think we all know how the movie goes. 🎥 🍿 @pratik

pratik
pratik

@ndw Haven't found one yet. I'm working but not sure it is work.

fgtech
fgtech

@pratik Co-sign. People keep saying this plan is good for introverts, but I think those people live alone.

mroutley
mroutley

@pratik please, yes, I need those tips too. Plus the dog wants constant attention!

pratik
pratik

@mroutley Oh yes! I forgot to mention the two dogs who are wondering why aren't we leaving

pratik
pratik

@fgtech I'm an introvert too but I need to get out of the house once in a while even to work. I just don't want people talking to me most of the time :)

Cheri
Cheri

@pratik You inspired my diary entry today. Thanks!

pratik
pratik

@Cheri Wow! Thanks for that. Lovely read. My wife and I can somehow make it work but add a kid that we have keep busy and two dogs who wonder why we haven't left home in a week, things get a little dicey :)

cdevroe
cdevroe

@pratik stay healthy, get outside now and then

Cheri
Cheri

@pratik Ha! I bet. I remember when I first started working from home and my cats kept staring at me. You're STILL here?

MitchWagner
MitchWagner

@odd No worries. Now I’m curious.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@pratik It's not a tip, but your post made me laugh. I feel as though I am looking for the tip that doesn't exist, or at least is hidden in some remote cave that is reached by crossing a huge desert. Some days I go to bed feeling that I almost have it nailed, other days I am waving the white flag of defeat!

amit
amit
@pratik There are 3 people WFH at our house - me, my wife and my sister. All have got their own corners to work from. We have explained our daughter why she should not do just 1 thing throughout the day. Some activities like art/craft/drawing/coloring. Some Lego. Some reading. And some controlled TV time. She doesn’t get an iPad or mobile. She is also welcome to come to any of us to mingle, but only if they are not on calls or in middle of some important work. Someone else takes over in that case. Regular breaks are still in, like lunch, tea time and it is spent without a miss when all are together. Things have been going fine for last week/week and a half. Might need some changes when this routine gets boring.
odd
odd

@Cheri I wonder what they were up to? 😼😻😹😿😾🙀😸😺