Working from Home

Now you’re talking my language :heart:

Solid walnut, reclaimed wood, sleepers - all sound amazing. I just want solid piece of wood with loads of character instead of a cheap laminated IKEA one I’ve got now.

Which is great, don’t get me wrong but it’s getting a bit tatty now, can’t support the weight and I want something a bit special now I’m using it all day every day.

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Is it just me that watches too many “desk setup” videos on YT?

This is the one that prompted me to bump the thread

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Hahaha I’ve started.

All the cable management porn is also really good. I’m definitely going to use one of these things above and below my desk for routing cables.

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A quick look for you and I think your Etsy price is high unless I’m missing something.

This place has lots of hardwoods, can do custom size specs and it looks like 2m x 60cm of oak is £200 or so

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Awesome. I knew Etsy would be because they’re generally a middle person but what attracted me to that was the live edge.

I’ll do some more Googling later. I was searching for desktops but I think worktops should yield better results - thanks! :+1:

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I’ve got a Karlby surface on my desk - weight 40kg, has rough feel etc, very very solid. It’s set up between 2xALEX drawer sets, with my 49" monitor on top.

I highly recommend it - it’s inexpensive, and feels legit instead of being laminated nonsense. But I’d suggest going to IKEA & checking it out tbf

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Always looking for an excuse to go to IKEA, I can stock up on meatballs while I’m there too :laughing:

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don’t forget the daim bars

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Daim bar cheesecake you mean :stuck_out_tongue_closed_eyes: That will be on the list too :white_check_mark:

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I had a lovely Daim Bar ice cream at the seaside on Monday :grinning:

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We’re still at home, they want us in 2 days a week at some point but there’s no space available for now. So keeping to the WFH for longer yet

I was expecting to be back in the office for a day a week in August, then two days a week in September, which is what had been rumoured. Management have had a rethink and said stay at home until at least the end of August, with a decision to be made in a few weeks depending on what situation we’re in at the time. I’ve been going in once a month to do some stuff which I can’t do from home… last time I went in, there were two of us in, out of a usual office population of 100+. I wouldn’t mind going in once a week or so if there were people to talk to… if I’m going to sit by myself in front of a computer I might as well do it at home and save the time any money on not commuting in.

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We’ve been told that we will only be required In the office maybe twice a month at the most but it won’t be until start of the new year. It’ll also only be when we really need to be in like team meetings or other collaboration activities but it will also be planned around an evening social aspect.

No point being in the office if all you’ll be doing is being on teams calls. Can do that from home.

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Ours have stated it be nice to be back for ‘collaboration’, it doesn’t really work with our teams as we all pretty much work remotely from each other anyways. It’s rare for any of our teams to actually have another person from the same department working in the same building.

We’re all over the country, so we’re thinking we can get around this by saying well yeah that’s nice however, I don’t have anyone from my side of the business in this building or any that are close to me. So coming in is pointless as I’ve still no one to bounce ideas off in the office.

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And if there’s a few in person/few on teams, the meeting is a mess!

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If there’s one odd thing that the country has learned this year then it’s this. An idea that would have been unthinkable a year ago now a very real operational headache for business.

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I’ve been in all week, basking in the quiet and the air con.

My room doesn’t have air con, if I went in I’d be baking even worse than the room in my house :eyes::fire:

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Someone is onto a winner if they can solve this headache

I think a lot of people will miss out because of it.

“We need to have a meeting. George, Paul and Ringo are here, but Zippy and Bungle are at home. The room with the screen isn’t available, we’ll just catch up and email them the notes”

My friends company have said that all meetings have to be one or other other. Everyone is online or everyone in person.

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