What a great discussion! Tell us your story. What was a win for you?
I wasn't working with folks where I sat, so going home was wonderful for me. It gave me the time to be at home with my older kids. My son was a college freshman that fall and stayed home because they had no in-person classes. We were able to do lunchtime hiking in a nearby state park. My daughter was able to have my son available for questions and help for some of her classes as a high school junior. I am still at home, although my son and daughter are now back to school in person. I consider myself lucky to have had that time at home.
I found myself LOVING the work from home environment. So much so that I found myself seeking out opportunities to work from home. My kids are college age and we were all at home at once. So for me, it was a blessing to have that extra time with my husband and kids. I couldn't imagine young kids and working full time... I changed jobs in Jan 2021 and now find myself working 75% remote and 25% at various locations - still love it.
It sounds like we were in a similar boat. I know that many have had a much harder time of it during the pandemic, but I am truly grateful for the opportunity that I've had.
For sure! I couldn't imagine trying to manage working from home with very young kids and managing their education! I've said that many times.
It will definitely be difficult to start commuting again! Even though I'm only 5 minutes away. haha