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#270527 13-May-2020 19:05
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We are staggering back in, to assist our clients that are doing the same

 

And deal with all those faults and non-essential clients which require onsite attention that we have not been able to address for the last six weeks!!





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  #2483073 13-May-2020 20:04
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No fear. Thankfully not a huge push for us to go back, and we’ve been able to work pretty successfully remotely.

But personally since I catch the Wellington Trains which are dropping to 40% capacity (and the what happens when they reach that is unclear, you’ll have to wait at the platform, and it can be about 30 mins).

I’d feel better on a bicycle. But I did that for 5 years a while ago, and go sick of the run ins with cars, buses etc. Heading from the hutt to Wellington City is not all that cycle friendly.

Plus a building with already overworked lifts, now being reduced to 2 per lift.

I’m not in any rush to go back into the office.




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  #2483074 13-May-2020 20:06
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Not initially, but being a public transport user it means a much lower availability of seats - would be better to not go back at all.





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  #2483078 13-May-2020 20:12
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I'm at work tomorrow and hoping not too many will be going to work in the big smoke (Auckland). The drive has been bliss the last three weeks, hoping for the same tomorrow as I have to go at rush hour which isn't usual.




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  #2483081 13-May-2020 20:19
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Not me!

 

Covid ultimately presented me a new opportunity. Was supposed to start a job on March 30. That got pulled just before then so I was left unemployed. Spent most of level 4 job searching. Couple of weeks ago started a role where I now work remotely (from home full time). I shall not miss the lost couple of hours in Auckland's traffic system each day. I count myself very lucky for many other reasons too.

 

I hope that many NZ companies, especially IT companies, have learned that people can be productive anywhere. I know my previous employer could not see that and I highly doubt they have changed that view even through this.


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  #2483082 13-May-2020 20:28
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freitasm:

 

Not initially, but being a public transport user it means a much lower availability of seats - would be better to not go back at all.

 

 

I will let you know how it goes for me (Kapiti Line)





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  #2483083 13-May-2020 20:29
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nzkc:

 

I hope that many NZ companies, especially IT companies, have learned that people can be productive anywhere. I know my previous employer could not see that and I highly doubt they have changed that view even through this.

 

 

90% of my job I can do remotely





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  #2483089 13-May-2020 20:40
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Haven't left... Friday I finally get to go home and see my wife after seven weeks apart.



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  #2483091 13-May-2020 20:41
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My wife is working from home until at least the end of June. My office is at home.


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  #2483151 13-May-2020 21:02
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Twitter staff have been told they can now work from home forever, most of the other big name tech companies have told staff they can work from home until late this year.

 

I'm continuing to work from home and hoping to make that virtually permanent. I do not miss wasting hours of my life each day in a car or on a train.





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  #2483164 13-May-2020 21:11
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Ge0rge: Haven't left... Friday I finally get to go home and see my wife after seven weeks apart.


Seven weeks, that's a bit rough. You deserve a break.




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I've been back at work since Level 3... or atleast at my workplace. Working in the events industry means I can't work from home, and there's little work to do at work. We'll have the tidiest workshop in NZ in a few weeks though... Pity I'll likely be almost unemployed too...


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nzkc:

 

Covid ultimately presented me a new opportunity. Was supposed to start a job on March 30. That got pulled just before then so I was left unemployed. Spent most of level 4 job searching. Couple of weeks ago started a role where I now work remotely (from home full time). I shall not miss the lost couple of hours in Auckland's traffic system each day. I count myself very lucky for many other reasons too.

 

 

You may legally be "a person intending to work" under the ERA - if you would like to consult an employment lawyer.


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We got asked for preference and the massive majority said they are happy to stay home so the few that asked to return can. They put in a lot of restrictions to maintain distancing and I just couldn't be bothered dealing with, things like not using the kitchen and waiting for people to finish in the toilets before you can use them. I wasn't going to volunteer for that when I could save the commute, eat cold food from the fridge and use our own private toilet whenever I feel like. I've been more productive the last 6 weeks than I'd been in the office earlier this year as people can't wander over and ask inane questions all the time.

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  #2483239 13-May-2020 22:32
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everettpsycho:  I've been more productive the last 6 weeks than I'd been in the office earlier this year as people can't wander over and ask inane questions all the time.

 

This.. SO SO SO much this...





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  #2483249 13-May-2020 22:58
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boosacnoodle:

 

You may legally be "a person intending to work" under the ERA - if you would like to consult an employment lawyer.

 

 

I had a signed contract that was reneged on. I could totally "go legal" and would have an extremely strong case. Having found work quickly, and not being in a difficult financial position thankfully, I don't believe it is worth the effort for me. I did weigh it up though...of course.


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