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2021-05-27 9:10:52 AM  
Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle
 
2021-05-27 9:37:18 AM  
The best part of teleworking is that I can take a nap anytime I feel like it without the snoring disturbing my coworkers.

Also, beer with lunch.

Sex? Well, you see, I'm married, so...
 
2021-05-27 10:27:03 AM  
Many of us office workers have jobs based almost entirely upon projects. As long as those assigned projects are getting completed, I'd pretty much tell you to f**k off.
 
2021-05-27 10:30:15 AM  
By many accounts, productivity has increased for many businesses in the WFH environment. I know it has at my place of work, and multiple surveys throughout attest to this. So... who farking cares what I do on the clock if I'm achieving my goals and completing required tasks? You don't pay me for my time, per se. You pay me to accomplish a certain amount of work in that time. If they don't align tasking with hours, that's on management. The same can be said to the inverse - too much to realistically accomplish in working hours.

That should tell you everything you need to know. It's about control over your life. The same arguments against universal health care, UBI, etc...
 
2021-05-27 10:32:17 AM  
An overwhelming 77% say that they shop online, while on the clock at least once a week


What's average on that because I work at the office and I was shopping online yesterday.
 
2021-05-27 10:34:39 AM  
Isn't productivity generally up?
 
2021-05-27 10:35:11 AM  
Here's the thing - in my line of work, there really isn't any designated "company time".  Sometimes I work nights.  When I work days, sometimes it's 6AM to 2PM.  Sometimes it's the traditional 9-5.

PMs at my last job didn't quite understand that.  If I pulled some night work, I'll get home around 4:30, maybe 5AM.  I'll spend half an hour shooting out status updates, then obviously pass out.  They'd then call at 9 when they got in and be irked I didn't respond till around noon when they were trying to run to lunch.

I left.

/If I get a job done in 35 hours a week, great, the company is paying for an hour long nap M-F
 
2021-05-27 10:40:05 AM  
Fark em..
 
2021-05-27 10:42:15 AM  

mike_d85: An overwhelming 77% say that they shop online, while on the clock at least once a week

What's average on that because I work at the office and I was shopping online yesterday.


As if this is special to only working from home. I can't tell you how many times I saw entertainment news, Amazon shopping, personal banking business, etc., being done at work before the pandemic. Its not as if anything has changed, only the 'oh shiat' minimizing the browser when someone walks by - which doesn't really hide anything in these fun open office, big work monitor to the world offices anyway.
 
2021-05-27 10:46:12 AM  

mike_d85: An overwhelming 77% say that they shop online, while on the clock at least once a week

What's average on that because I work at the office and I was shopping online yesterday.



yeah that's some lies, damned lies, and stats right there.
77% of "work at home" do that but that means nothign unless we also know what % was doing that in the office.

could be the same. And really i suspect the only distinct difference between work at home and in office, is not how much slacking goes on, but just what all the slacking options are really. A job can only be so non-productive before it would be noticed, so some amount of natural balance out has to happen.

And that balance is the point between what you are paid and how product you really are.
I highly suspect that the % of "work time" is generally fairly commensurate with the actual pay rates.
They getting what they pay for, they just don't really pay for much.
 
2021-05-27 10:48:08 AM  

somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle


Yes and if they're having sex- give them a partner.

If they're sleeping, give them nap time.

If they're dating, find them a love connection.

At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.
 
2021-05-27 10:49:02 AM  
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Is the work getting done?  Then who farking cares?
 
2021-05-27 10:49:26 AM  
Work from home employees can work at their own pace on the projects assigned to them.

And then management can make a judgement call as to whether the employee is delivering value.

Whether the employee is clocking X hours a day is irrelevant.
 
2021-05-27 10:52:46 AM  

scotchcrotch: somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle

Yes and if they're having sex- give them a partner.

If they're sleeping, give them nap time.

If they're dating, find them a love connection.

At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.


Capitalism isn't going to sleep with you.
 
2021-05-27 10:57:50 AM  

ajgeek: Isn't productivity generally up?


One of my good friends is an IT dept manager.

The development productivity of his cadre of basement-dwelling trolls absolutely skyrocketed and has remained pegged throughout the pandemic to present.

He's adamant that his dep't needs to continue the current work-from-home situation. Maybe send them all regular deliveries of Mountain Dew, Chipotle, and the occasional call girl.
 
2021-05-27 10:58:31 AM  

scotchcrotch: At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.


Or that a bunch of the stuff they did at the office was bullshiat instead of work.  I agree that "we're underpaid" is bullshiat because the job I worked the least at is where I got my highest salary, but I'm not lazy.  I wake up at 5 am and run 3 miles before breakfast most mornings.  I lift weights when I get home.  I cook dinner, walk the dogs, and do the dishes.  I'm not lazy, the reason I'm screwing around on the internet all day is because my job is cyclical and I don't currently have anything productive to do.  Also, I have to wait on database queries to run while pulling reports and I gotta do something.
 
2021-05-27 11:10:34 AM  
As I have witnessed with my wife...with the ability to work from home, whenever she is bored she starts working...so there's extra productivity right there at all hours of the day...
 
2021-05-27 11:12:27 AM  
The entire idea of "company time" needs to die for a lot of jobs.
If I'm not customer facing, then only the deadline matters, not when I work on it.
I get commonly scheduled time for some meetings, but the rest of my day is Nunya Business.
 
2021-05-27 11:20:33 AM  

somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle


I read that as: "side hussy"

Still works.
 
2021-05-27 11:26:19 AM  
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2021-05-27 11:27:26 AM  

scotchcrotch: somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle

Yes and if they're having sex- give them a partner.

If they're sleeping, give them nap time.

If they're dating, find them a love connection.

At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.


They're so lazy they're working a second job?
 
2021-05-27 11:31:22 AM  

Bootleg: scotchcrotch: somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle

Yes and if they're having sex- give them a partner.

If they're sleeping, give them nap time.

If they're dating, find them a love connection.

At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.

They're so lazy they're working a second job?


While at their first one?

How much work can one do on their first job while also doing their second job?
 
2021-05-27 11:33:36 AM  

scotchcrotch: Bootleg: scotchcrotch: somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle

Yes and if they're having sex- give them a partner.

If they're sleeping, give them nap time.

If they're dating, find them a love connection.

At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.

They're so lazy they're working a second job?

While at their first one?

How much work can one do on their first job while also doing their second job?


Hmmm, I wonder how people can justify being on more than one Board of Directors.
 
2021-05-27 11:39:30 AM  

Bonzo_1116: scotchcrotch: Bootleg: scotchcrotch: somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle

Yes and if they're having sex- give them a partner.

If they're sleeping, give them nap time.

If they're dating, find them a love connection.

At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.

They're so lazy they're working a second job?

While at their first one?

How much work can one do on their first job while also doing their second job?

Hmmm, I wonder how people can justify being on more than one Board of Directors.


Do you know how I know you have no clue what a Board does?
 
2021-05-27 11:40:30 AM  

scotchcrotch: Bootleg: scotchcrotch: somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle

Yes and if they're having sex- give them a partner.

If they're sleeping, give them nap time.

If they're dating, find them a love connection.

At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.

They're so lazy they're working a second job?

While at their first one?

How much work can one do on their first job while also doing their second job?


Enough to not be fired, apparently. But a lazy person would do that much and then go drinking, or browse the net, or something not productive. Instead, they're working a second job.

/Speaking as a lazy person, so...
 
2021-05-27 11:54:50 AM  

Sachlpch: As I have witnessed with my wife...with the ability to work from home, whenever she is bored she starts working...so there's extra productivity right there at all hours of the day...


My spouse has worked from home for years and we've had legit squabbles over her working into the evening or doing meetings with Asia at 9 or 10pm.

I get the need rarely, but it's just not healthy long-term. Good work/life balance requires some boundaries to protect your personal time.
 
2021-05-27 11:56:04 AM  

scotchcrotch: somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle

Yes and if they're having sex- give them a partner.

If they're sleeping, give them nap time.

If they're dating, find them a love connection.

At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.


I'd just like to point out that you're reading and posting multiple times on Fark.com on a weekday during office hours.
 
2021-05-27 11:56:59 AM  

mudesi: scotchcrotch: somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle

Yes and if they're having sex- give them a partner.

If they're sleeping, give them nap time.

If they're dating, find them a love connection.

At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.

I'd just like to point out that you're reading and posting multiple times on Fark.com on a weekday during office hours.


I'm self employed.
 
2021-05-27 12:00:54 PM  
I have multiple laptops in my work-from-home situation, but I also did while in different offices. So, I can look at Fark on one laptop, when I need to take a break from stupid spreadsheets or PPT.

I am more proficient when working from home because I am an extrovert and get hung up in conversations when around people, and pulled into meetings that aren't necessarily beneficial.

I will continue working remotely in a lot of instances because I am a consultant and companies are learning that with Zoom and online technologies they can save money by not paying for us to travel.
 
2021-05-27 12:11:47 PM  
Did they get their work done at a quality that is expected? Yes? Then I see no issues here.

Companies need to move beyond this mentality of "did you put in your hours?" Because it's stupid and leads to a ton of wasted productivity. Beyond that as someone whose been lucky enough to sneak a quickie from time to time when I'm in the area, I can easily tell you that a "satisfied" worker gets shiat done.
 
2021-05-27 12:18:02 PM  

scotchcrotch: mudesi: scotchcrotch: somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle

Yes and if they're having sex- give them a partner.

If they're sleeping, give them nap time.

If they're dating, find them a love connection.

At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.

I'd just like to point out that you're reading and posting multiple times on Fark.com on a weekday during office hours.

I'm self employed.


Well then what the fark are you doing here?  So lazy.  Unless you've found a way to monetize posting here, in which case I ought to be a billionaire by now.
 
2021-05-27 12:18:25 PM  
If you get all your shiat done, who cares? The idea of buying somebody's time is creepy and weird. You're buying their productivity.

That said... I can't get anything done when I work at home and I know very few people who can. I'll be interested to see all the inevitable research that comes out (that has come out?) after all this.
 
2021-05-27 12:30:03 PM  

mudesi: scotchcrotch: mudesi: scotchcrotch: somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle

Yes and if they're having sex- give them a partner.

If they're sleeping, give them nap time.

If they're dating, find them a love connection.

At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.

I'd just like to point out that you're reading and posting multiple times on Fark.com on a weekday during office hours.

I'm self employed.

Well then what the fark are you doing here?  So lazy.  Unless you've found a way to monetize posting here, in which case I ought to be a billionaire by now.


Living the dream, reading about the less fortunate.
 
2021-05-27 12:36:40 PM  

RadicalEd: mike_d85: An overwhelming 77% say that they shop online, while on the clock at least once a week

What's average on that because I work at the office and I was shopping online yesterday.

As if this is special to only working from home. I can't tell you how many times I saw entertainment news, Amazon shopping, personal banking business, etc., being done at work before the pandemic. Its not as if anything has changed, only the 'oh shiat' minimizing the browser when someone walks by - which doesn't really hide anything in these fun open office, big work monitor to the world offices anyway.


And absolutely NO Farking during work hours y'all!  Ok, starting tomorrow...maybe.
 
2021-05-27 12:38:16 PM  
I work in IT and we react to problems. When the networks are running smoothly and folks dont have a bunch of requests things are quiet. we are also sitting in front of computers all day anyway so farking and shopping is totally fine unless there is something that requires your attention

If it were not it would be blocked at the network ;level
 
2021-05-27 12:50:31 PM  

scotchcrotch: mudesi: scotchcrotch: mudesi: scotchcrotch: somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle

Yes and if they're having sex- give them a partner.

If they're sleeping, give them nap time.

If they're dating, find them a love connection.

At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.

I'd just like to point out that you're reading and posting multiple times on Fark.com on a weekday during office hours.

I'm self employed.

Well then what the fark are you doing here?  So lazy.  Unless you've found a way to monetize posting here, in which case I ought to be a billionaire by now.

Living the dream, reading about the less fortunate.


I doubt there are any less fortunate than those who lie about how well they're doing to justify posting on fark?
 
2021-05-27 1:04:16 PM  

freakdiablo: Here's the thing - in my line of work, there really isn't any designated "company time".  Sometimes I work nights.  When I work days, sometimes it's 6AM to 2PM.  Sometimes it's the traditional 9-5.

PMs at my last job didn't quite understand that.  If I pulled some night work, I'll get home around 4:30, maybe 5AM.  I'll spend half an hour shooting out status updates, then obviously pass out.  They'd then call at 9 when they got in and be irked I didn't respond till around noon when they were trying to run to lunch.

I left.

/If I get a job done in 35 hours a week, great, the company is paying for an hour long nap M-F


My main client pays me to have four newspapers PDFs delivered to the press before 6 am Thursday morning. That's what he's paying for. I work from home.

He gives zero farks how I manage it or how long it takes me. My fee is roughly based around the amount of time it takes, but it's a flat fee as far as he's concerned. Sometimes that means I make $25/hour sometimes it means I make $46/hour. It's usually around $37/hour. It's in my best interest to spend as little time as possible "at work" so I do it when I'm sharpest and attack the work like a fat kid assaults a cake.

Then the rest of the day is mine. No boss should care what you do with your time as long as your output meets their needs.
 
2021-05-27 1:15:30 PM  
Wait, THAT'S not allowed. I usually time that for team calls on webex to keep conversation lively. This person works for puritans
 
2021-05-27 1:31:06 PM  

scotchcrotch: mudesi: scotchcrotch: somedude210: Oh nos! We're not mindless drones and we enjoy some R&R while working from home. Does the shiat still get done and then some? Yes?

Maybe you should pay your workers more if you're concerned they have a side hussle

Yes and if they're having sex- give them a partner.

If they're sleeping, give them nap time.

If they're dating, find them a love connection.

At some point this whole "workers aren't working because they're underpaid" becomes bullshiat because the article just shows it's not just about money.  Perhaps *gasp* people can be lazy.

I'd just like to point out that you're reading and posting multiple times on Fark.com on a weekday during office hours.

I'm self employed.


Volunteer fluffer is not a job, a paying one anyway
 
2021-05-27 2:01:43 PM  
I kill about 4-5 hours of  a work day on fark
Ive got things to do at home

Excuse me Its time for my mid afternoon nap
 
2021-05-27 5:52:06 PM  
And somehow people at home are more productive, probably because they don't have to deal with all the BS office distractions. Next week I am back in the office full time and the Karens have already been annoying me with questions.
 
2021-05-27 8:00:20 PM  
Good. It's about time workers start taking back all the wages that have been stolen from them over the last couple centuries.
 
2021-05-28 10:40:06 AM  
Did all the work get done correctly and on time?  If yes, then who gives a shiat what they're doing?
 
2021-05-28 7:22:02 PM  
I believe that workers are billing their companies for time spent having sex like I believe that I need another hole in my head. Increased alcohol sales does not mean that people are imbibing on company time. The article refers to "a study." a study commissioned by," and "a new study." Other than the wholly irrelevant Neilson ratings, no organization conducting these studies is named. There is no description of any study methodology. There are no sources for original data. This article is a smelly heap of Bolshevik.
 
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