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(Washington Post)   Old & stale: Work From Home. New hotness: Work From Hotel   (washingtonpost.com) divider line
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1 day ago  
Curious what will or has happened to co-working environments since people could socially distance with masks there. I am guessing most are now closed/bankrupt.

I know people who used to work from places like Panera, or anywhere with public wi-fi just to get out of the house (obviously not as easy now).

During the summer people were able to go outside in nice weather to get a change of scenery, so it will be really interesting to see what happens to people who aren't familiar with WFH now that the weather is turning colder and darker.

It's important to remember that not everyone is wired to be able to work remotely. Some people lack the drive and initiative, some people just need that social interaction that you get in the office, and some people just like to complain about everything.
 
1 day ago  

OhioUGrad: It's important to remember that not everyone is wired to be able to work remotely. Some people lack the drive and initiative, some people just need that social interaction that you get in the office, and some people just like to complain about everything.


They can now suffer working like those of us who hate going into an office.
 
1 day ago  

OhioUGrad: Curious what will or has happened to co-working environments since people could socially distance with masks there. I am guessing most are now closed/bankrupt.

I know people who used to work from places like Panera, or anywhere with public wi-fi just to get out of the house (obviously not as easy now).

During the summer people were able to go outside in nice weather to get a change of scenery, so it will be really interesting to see what happens to people who aren't familiar with WFH now that the weather is turning colder and darker.

It's important to remember that not everyone is wired to be able to work remotely. Some people lack the drive and initiative, some people just need that social interaction that you get in the office, and some people just like to complain about everything.


I'm pretty sure that everyone is pretty much "familiar" with WFH by now, at least those who are in an industry where they can. They may not be wired for it, as you mention, but they're definitely familiar with it by now.
 
1 day ago  
I wonder how many escorts are taking notes and offering visits during weekday nights so the worker wakes up 'refreshed'?
 
1 day ago  

OhioUGrad: I know people who used to work from places like Panera, or anywhere with public wi-fi just to get out of the house (obviously not as easy now).


The Panera stores I have been to lately have "social distance" seating and I saw two other people working on their laptops when I went in last week. I grabbed a table near an electrical outlet (my car was getting work done around the corner). Starbucks hasn't opened their seating area yet.
 
1 day ago  
Infection rates are going up, the weather is changing, and even with this pandemic lockdown entering its seventh month, people still can't comply with the simple act of covering their faces and distancing from others. I'd love to work from a hotel, but why chance it? And asa good idea, especially this flu season, people should be getting shots. Who knows how many people are even resisting doing that.
 
1 day ago  

OhioUGrad: Curious what will or has happened to co-working environments since people could socially distance with masks there. I am guessing most are now closed/bankrupt.

I know people who used to work from places like Panera, or anywhere with public wi-fi just to get out of the house (obviously not as easy now).

During the summer people were able to go outside in nice weather to get a change of scenery, so it will be really interesting to see what happens to people who aren't familiar with WFH now that the weather is turning colder and darker.

It's important to remember that not everyone is wired to be able to work remotely. Some people lack the drive and initiative, some people just need that social interaction that you get in the office, and some people just like to complain about everything.


Most people lack the ability to work remotely. Plus, if you can, you are 100% replaceable by someone who would do it for less.
 
1 day ago  

bfh0417: OhioUGrad: Curious what will or has happened to co-working environments since people could socially distance with masks there. I am guessing most are now closed/bankrupt.

I know people who used to work from places like Panera, or anywhere with public wi-fi just to get out of the house (obviously not as easy now).

During the summer people were able to go outside in nice weather to get a change of scenery, so it will be really interesting to see what happens to people who aren't familiar with WFH now that the weather is turning colder and darker.

It's important to remember that not everyone is wired to be able to work remotely. Some people lack the drive and initiative, some people just need that social interaction that you get in the office, and some people just like to complain about everything.

Most people lack the ability to work remotely. Plus, if you can, you are 100% replaceable by someone who would do it for less.


Not true. Especially when it comes to competence and performance. Just because a job can be done from a different location does not mean you're replaceable. I wouldn't say "most" people lack the ability to either, I believe there is a fare share of office employees who can work from home. Service and blue-collar jobs are exceptions.
 
1 day ago  

bfh0417: OhioUGrad: Curious what will or has happened to co-working environments since people could socially distance with masks there. I am guessing most are now closed/bankrupt.

I know people who used to work from places like Panera, or anywhere with public wi-fi just to get out of the house (obviously not as easy now).

During the summer people were able to go outside in nice weather to get a change of scenery, so it will be really interesting to see what happens to people who aren't familiar with WFH now that the weather is turning colder and darker.

It's important to remember that not everyone is wired to be able to work remotely. Some people lack the drive and initiative, some people just need that social interaction that you get in the office, and some people just like to complain about everything.

Most people lack the ability to work remotely. Plus, if you can, you are 100% replaceable by someone who would do it for less.


No, if you're good at your job, it doesn't matter where you do it from, for those who are in an industry where they can do it. Why replace a productive employee just because they WFH? Hell, I just wrapped up the final round of interviews for a job where I told them straight up front that I have cancer and need days off for chemo, and might have a day where I'm too pooped to work in the actual office, and they had exactly zero problem with that, as long as I can come in some days.
 
1 day ago  

skinink: Infection rates are going up, the weather is changing, and even with this pandemic lockdown entering its seventh month, people still can't comply with the simple act of covering their faces and distancing from others. I'd love to work from a hotel, but why chance it? And asa good idea, especially this flu season, people should be getting shots. Who knows how many people are even resisting doing that.


Most places that do things like this do a sanitizing clean in between. Cinemark, for example, is letting you rent out an auditorium for a private screening, up to 20 people for $100. They sanitize in between showings.
 
1 day ago  

skinink: And asa good idea, especially this flu season, people should be getting shots. Who knows how many people are even resisting doing that.


However many people are, I'm balancing one of them out by having gotten my flu shot two weeks ago, for the first time in my life.
 
1 day ago  
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1 day ago  
Well, at least I've learned why hotels seem to have window units. Each room isolated in case something communicable comes in
 
1 day ago  
Hmm. I've been getting sick of WFH in my basement office for awhile now. At least when the company didn't have travel restrictions, I'd be able to work from a hotel patio or atrium. Might have to consider this at one of the nicer hotels around.
 
1 day ago  
I am doing it at this very moment. Kick, replies etc.
Not in a hotel, mind you. We rented a house in the mountains because we wanted to have our own kitchen. We'd rather avoid restaurants for the time being. It's good to get away from the house.
 
1 day ago  

OhioUGrad: Curious what will or has happened to co-working environments since people could socially distance with masks there. I am guessing most are now closed/bankrupt.

I know people who used to work from places like Panera, or anywhere with public wi-fi just to get out of the house (obviously not as easy now).

During the summer people were able to go outside in nice weather to get a change of scenery, so it will be really interesting to see what happens to people who aren't familiar with WFH now that the weather is turning colder and darker.

It's important to remember that not everyone is wired to be able to work remotely. Some people lack the drive and initiative, some people just need that social interaction that you get in the office, and some people just like to complain about everything.


I have a lot of mandatory training for my job and often can never get a moment's peace at work to complete it.  So I "worked from home" quite a lot at Wegmans to complete the training because I also couldn't get a moment's peace from my toddlers who, if they knew I was home, would bang on my door until I opened it.

Thankful they are older now and are in school (well KINDA because of COVID).
 
1 day ago  
Ah yes, because if there's one place known for great Wi-Fi, it's a hotel full of business people
 
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