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Hi,

It’s been said that talking about the weather is not a good start. Let’s hope that that’s true if I mention the traffic too 🙂 Now, I’m used to queuing a little as I live out in the sticks and while Nottingham isn’t a huge city, it’s busy enough to draw a lot of people in.

So it was that a number of small incidents came together to cause significant travel issues. Well, I say small matters, I think we can call the closure over the six-lane bridge over the Trent fairly major. Oh, and then two accidents at different places near the ring road added to the snarl-ups. So it goes!

TBH, I wasn’t cross at the traffic or the drivers. It’s just folk trying to go about their lives and I’m also just another driver in the queue. I did wonder if the bridge closure will go into next week and if so what effect it might have on work?

Thinking about the wider picture, some of the modern work is shifting so that more video calls and remote working are possible. That and the improvements in broadband, WiFi, and cloud-based software (like Slack et al) all seem to help. I mean, I’m writing this blog post on my smartphone. 🙂

I wonder if more working from home might benefit our T community? Sure, video meetings might be a challenge, but not being in the office might mean a little more freedom around attire. There’s a possible perk for the contract: one day a week to be all of you and no questions asked. Sounds tempting! 🙂

I think I would miss seeing my teammates, but maybe being able to meet up on occasion might work out for us. Plus, not having to commute and an option to have the choice around how I look seems very tempting. Anyone working like this?

Take care,
Lynn “It only took me three hours to get home” Jones 🙂

2 Comments

  1. Yes, I work from home. It has pros and cons. The main con is that you never actually finish work, so sometimes your life is get up, work, go to bed, get up, etc. But that’s perhaps only because I’m a deadline junkie and spend too much time dossing about otherwise. Which is the big pro: as long as you get the work done, you can do it whenever you want 🙂

    1. Ah, the blur of work and home stuff. I guess if you work for yourself those lines may be blended further as you see the direct link between activity and result.

      The idea of flexibility but completing sounds ace. I do get that occasionally and I think I’m finding the self organising means I produce better work. The feedback seems to suggest that.

      As to deadlines: “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” – Douglas Adams. 🙂

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