Now I did get a car , luckily right before the Pandemic and it changed my experience. I do work at a FAANG company and I do feel going to office and collaborating is so important for furthering one's knowledge. How else can you become a better Engineer/Scientist if you dont learn from others.
Also, with the complexity of work, no one can do it on their own. So, my biggest frustration is that a lack of collaboration has slowed gaining knowledge and productivity. Even if you can do meetings online, unless you meet socially , u dont build trust and then u end up pretending to collaborate with people who u r competing with.
But, I can imagine for most people, work is just a job and not necessarily driven by a desire to improve knowledge or a long term career. For me, the more money I have , the more independent I am, the better I want to be at my work.But I guess its a minority view.
Wd40 wrote: ↑
Sat, 15 May 2021 1:22 pm
midlet2013 wrote: ↑
Sat, 15 May 2021 12:24 pm
WFH would depend on company culture. Even before pandemic I had flexibility in hours and occasional WFH. I believe that people shd work in office one half of the day for focus and do all meetings etc from home the other half.
If I had my own personal transport, it would have been a joy to drive/ride to office. But to go in the herd of people in an MRT spend 1hr each way, no thanks! The amount of time saved and then I can take a power nap in the afternoon, have hot freshly prepared lunch along with my wife and daughter. All this is invaluable to me.
At 5pm sharp I am done and I am free if I WFH. Sometimes I am done much earlier and it is just me multi-tasking on my laptop between work and fun as they are just 2 different applications on the same laptop.
Going to office is so 20th century, in my opinion, when you need to be dedicated 9-6, just to work. That kind of dedication is not necessary anymore, in knowledge work industry. We should be allowed to mix work and play and that you cant do in office, unless you work for Google and have sleeping pods etc.
Think about this, you could have beer for lunch if you are working from home. You can never do it in an office setting.