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    Changed habits

    I'll be returning to work on Monday after 9 weeks working from home.

    I'm a bit annoyed that this means I'll probably have to put fuel in the car before the end of the month (having only done about 10-15 miles since the middle of March).

    In fact I've been really chuffed with the amount of money I've not been spending while in lockdown, to the point of estimating how little I'll get away with spending before the month's end.

    I'll probably return to normal in due course, but for the time being I've become a real grippy bassa (normally I'm anything but).

    So, apart from the obvious virus/prevention related stuff, who else will be doing things differently post lockdown?


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    I'm going back to work on Monday as well.

    The obvious one for me will be taking lunch with me from home every day. I do that some of the time already but there's always a tendency to be lazy. No way am I venturing into the Tesco near my work unless I have to though.

    I also usually walk to work a couple of days a week but take the car 3 days a week because I have to drop the bairn at nursery on those days and it's a time thing. I've ordered a bike that's due with me in July. From then on I'll walk 2 days and cycle the other 3. I've not really missed the car at all and £20 of fuel lasting 6 weeks is something I could get used to.

    Hopefully I can keep up with a lot of the cooking I have been doing. I generally cook from scratch anyway but I have about 4 or 5 dishes on repeat for easiness. I've enjoyed making different things and time wise it's not that big a commitment.

    Finally I'm definitely going to try and be more of an involved dad in future. I'm not a bad parent by any stretch of the imagination but I work 5 days a week so my time with my daughter is limited to midweek evenings. I've enjoyed spending more time with her and if sacrificing the odd Hibs game has to be done in future to free up time at the weekend then so be it.
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    How I ever used to get up at 7am Iíll never know.

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    Online grocery shopping.

    During the past eight weeks I've only been to the supermarket three times during the early weeks and not at all for the last month. I've shopped for groceries online before a while ago but didn't really like it that much. now that over the weeks I've got cuter at doing it and learned which are the best supermarkets at doing it i really quite like it.

    It will probably be a few months before I end working at home and going back to the office but when I do I'll ignore my old habit of lugging bags of shopping home from Nottingham on public transport or spending half the evening after getting home, driving out to Sainsbury's. I like the idea of the time and effort it saves. There's something about having a consignment of food and drink simply placed on your doostep that appeals to me. I would miss visiting supermarkets in some ways - picking up bargains for example - but as against that you know how much you're spending when you order so there's no need for 'hunger shopping' which can therefore save cash. you can also see the deals easily.

    I'm a convert.
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    How I ever used to get up at 7am Iíll never know.
    Haha. I feel your pain (kinda).
    Since lockdown started I've loved lying in till half 7 or 8am.
    Defo not looking forward to getting back into the swing of a 4am alarm call (whenever that time comes).

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    Iím definitely off until mid August and heard today that I will return 2-3 days a week maximum. My wife wonít be returning until August 2021 - totally set up to work from home.

    She is so disciplined, up at the usual tone, starts on the button, lunch at the same time and finished on the second the clock strikes 4:30pm.

    I on be other hand have been sleeping in every morning recently, back to the original post - I know I need to undo these unwelcome habits.

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    I'm lucky people have been shopping for me but have ventured out to my local shops. I miss going to the parks with my girl when she stays with me and going into Cambridge market for fresh food and most importantly the fish stall.

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    I have not stopped working. Actually have been working longer hours with the odd day working from home to catch up with notes and paperwork. After a long day being gloved and masked up I have been out for a long walk in the fresh air every day, which is habit that I will keep up. Also,we have been using the stuff in the cupboards and freezer for mealtimes rather than buying stuff that we don't need.

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    Went back to work on Thursday. There will be less sharing of stuff like using the same spoons for tea/coffee and we have our own wipes, hand gel and towels. Will be weird when customers start to come back in as the usual thing to do is greet them with a handshake, wont be doing that for a while.

    One of the things I'll be doing less of is going on nights out just for the sake of it. The wife and I had 3 nights out planned during the past month which tbh, neither of us were particularly bothered about anyway, so not really missed them.

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    Donít expect to be back in the office full time for some months. Maybe not ever. Plenty people are ditching their expensive London offices as working from home has been such a success.

    More interest in larger homes further from the city.

    Weíre digging out the old live/work plans that were belived by planners 20 years ago.

    I see the office market restructuring and some conversion opportunities coming forward.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colr View Post
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    Donít expect to be back in the office full time for some months. Maybe not ever. Plenty people are ditching their expensive London offices as working from home has been such a success.

    More interest in larger homes further from the city.

    Weíre digging out the old live/work plans that were belived by planners 20 years ago.

    I see the office market restructuring and some conversion opportunities coming forward.
    The office market will change massively. Even in the public sector, which is behind the curve generally, things like Microsoft Teams have proven really successful. So as long as the bandwidth is there to support increased online activity then there is no reason to not further adapt to it.

    Having said all that, there is some stuff that really does require face-to-face contact. I donít know when that will be possible though.
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    The office market will change massively. Even in the public sector, which is behind the curve generally, things like Microsoft Teams have proven really successful. So as long as the bandwidth is there to support increased online activity then there is no reason to not further adapt to it.

    Having said all that, there is some stuff that really does require face-to-face contact. I donít know when that will be possible though.
    Have you seen Cisco telepresence? It is really not far off a face to face experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeMeSouviens View Post
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    Have you seen Cisco telepresence? It is really not far off a face to face experience.
    No, will check it out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mibbes Aye View Post
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    The office market will change massively. Even in the public sector, which is behind the curve generally, things like Microsoft Teams have proven really successful. So as long as the bandwidth is there to support increased online activity then there is no reason to not further adapt to it.

    Having said all that, there is some stuff that really does require face-to-face contact. I donít know when that will be possible though.
    The big companies have business continuity offices on standby. Theyíre now realising they were a total waste of money!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mibbes Aye View Post
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    The office market will change massively. Even in the public sector, which is behind the curve generally, things like Microsoft Teams have proven really successful. So as long as the bandwidth is there to support increased online activity then there is no reason to not further adapt to it.

    Having said all that, there is some stuff that really does require face-to-face contact. I donít know when that will be possible though.
    I work in the public sector. This has shown thereís literally no reason for me to set foot in work ever again.

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    Anyone made the nun joke yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibrandenburg View Post
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    Anyone made the nun joke yet?
    Nah, kicked the habit

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    Iíve been furloughed, and I moved house the weekend before lockdown so Iíve been pretty busy at home, trying my hand at a lot of things Iíd have probably hired in people to do, itís taken me ages to do things as Iíve got to think it through twice before I start but Iíve enjoyed it. Whole house has been done now except the kitchen and Iím now in the process of sorting out the back garden, Iíll definitely look to do things myself more now and Iíll never ever underestimate the importance of a couch again!

    No idea when Iíll be back to work currently scheduled 31/5 possible to change though, I work in cash services which has obviously fallen off a cliff, ATM withdrawals where down 60% when I left work end of April and orders of physical coin where down massively even supermarkets vastly reduced orders, covid-19 maybe sped up the Decrease of cash use by 5-8 years IMO people will be so used to Card payments and online ordering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibrandenburg View Post
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    Anyone made the nun joke yet?
    Get thee to a nunnery with that stuff.

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    I don't know about anyone else but I feel as if my metabolism has slowed right down since being on furlough. Maybe it's a mental thing but the captivity gradually saps your energy and even though you try and stay motivated, you find yourself getting lazy and feeding your mind and body a load of crap.

    After the initial spirit of camaraderie and hope where people swear they'll make the most of life after this, I think there's been a realisation that life might change in an opposite direction. One where staying in is the new going out and the growth of online shopping is accelerated. I cant help but think that these trends wont be good in the long run and we'll end up with a myriad of socioeconomic problems and a growth in inequality and mental health issues.

    Personally, I'm just itching to get out there and have a good time. This has made me realise that life is short and I should be getting dressed up, meeting my mates and family and letting loose a lot more often. More matches and more pints in places where you can have a in depth chat with complete strangers about how great Martin Boyle is or how crap Hearts are. Less bollox excuses for not doing so as well. That's if theres any places left to go to when it's all over 🙄

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    Iíve been working from home right through this and probably now working even longer hours. Work in finance so was mental during March and April, joked that I struggled to get a lunch despite working 2 meters from my kitchen. Things thankfully have quietened down a bit. Because of the hours I was working to give myself a break and get our the house I have started running. Now doing 5k most days which is something I never would have done before. Will keep that going when Iím back.

    We have had discussions about returning to the office and this will likely happen in June for a small % if people who want to go back. I drive in so would be happy to go back. Already planning for how that will look. Face masks in public areas and one of way systems in corridors.

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