COVID-19: Kontinentalist’s work-from-home experience
By now, you may have seen the phrase ‘flatten the curve’ floating around the Internet.
The idea is to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 by social distancing, practising basic hygiene, and staying home more. And since our work can be done remotely, our team is split into A and B units, which alternate between working from the office and our homes.
As working-from-home (WFH) may soon become a norm for the foreseeable future, we thought we’d share how our experiences have been, how our routines have changed, and our verdicts on WFH so far.
I’m in a weird limbo where I live with my in-laws while my own flat is being renovated. My in-laws help look after my niece and nephew everyday, so their flat is not ideal for a work-from-home situation.As a result, I go back to my parents’ place and use one of the empty rooms as a temporary office. I get dropped off by my husband early in the morning, and still get dressed as if I were going into the office. I make myself a cup of coffee before I sit down and get started proper. I do find that I become super efficient about lunch, and that I can usually cook and finish eating my lunch all within an hour.