Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, we often asked why we weren’t allowed to work from home more often or even permanently. And then the circuit breaker happened and we were not allowed to go to the office.
Now that we’re in Phase 2 (Heightened Alert), many of us are working from home by default. In the past, we imagined the WFH situation to be as such: being able to manage your own schedule more efficiently and, perhaps, carve out more time to pursue your own interests. But that has quickly given way to the exhaustion that comes with a never-ending barrage of virtual meetings.
One Internet meme summed it best when it said that instead of working from home, we’re living at work now.