Arbados wrote: ↑Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:19 amThe launch WILL be delayed BIG-TIME! Now as to my post somewhat unrelated but impacts the launch....
The "lock-down" has minimal reality. In NY there's a lock-down but people are still going out, in parks, riding bikes, etc. I see it everyday. Many are not taking this seriously and simply go about their everyday life as if things were normal. They are NOT! I've only left my house here in NY to shop for food. Other than that I've remained inside. If things continue like this we're going for a longer haul than even the 6-8 month estimate. It's like "who shall survive the zombie apocalypse"?
With that being said I'm having a very hard time isolated in my home for this length of time and knowing it will be much longer. Working from home everyday along with my wife is not easy or the same. The kids are home and restless with no place for any of us to go or do. Strangely I FEEL contaminated when I see others avoiding me day to day walking across the street (which I understand) and wearing face masks all around (. It just feels eerie with everyone avoiding each other to such an extent. Once again I understand the need but it still feels strange! This working from home is not easy especially if you've never done it before. When are my breaks? When can I take lunch. When I do will I be looked for and my boss be bothered that I'm not at the computer at their immediate need. They may think I'm taking advantage! Crazy stuff!
I'm thankful I still have a job but damn working from home is not as easy as you think especially if you've never done it before. I've not! Wishing all well-being and health! So far I'm good here in NY but a simple stop to get milk could be the difference!
Hi there Arbados, I'm from Spain, specifically in Madrid, the most infected city. For a long time, half of the infected in Spain had been from here. I feel you pal. I'm in the same situation as you. I'm today in my 25th day of lockdown, going out just for food for me or my parents who live nearby and are quite old, and I don't want them to take risks.
This can sometimes feel really surreal, and working from home, even with it's perks, feels strange and I've had (me and all my co-workers) have suffered the same doubts and thoughts as you do. Fortunatelly, our bosses had been very gracious about it and trust the responsibility of everyone. We are not working home, after all, just for comfort, we are in the middle of a crisis, and they have been very supportive if someone has to abandon their computer to attend some other task. Children don't have schools open to go to, and are at home, and that is a distraction. Going for groceries is a longer task than it used to be. Stock is ok but if you want to be sure you'll get evertything you will need you have to choose certain hours. Bottomline: it's not like we were working from home in normal times. Your bosses will have to understand it. You should be free to express that argument. We are allowed to distribute our working hours as we see fit (if the need arise).
As for the routine, try to start doing whatever is necessary to have your lunch at the same hour, etc. Put a clock alarm if you need to. When you used to take a break, go to the window, take some air.
Find hobbies to keep you entertained. You get somewhat accustomed to this, it gets easier, although some days are better than others as time goes by. We are doing pretty nicely all things considered, we are lucky. Try to do those things (at home) you usually have trouble finding time to do and are in your to-do list. That way, when this is over you'll have some feeling of accomplishment. Working out is a good idea too.
I'm afraid what you describe in NY is what happened here. People don't take it seriously. They will eventually. Sadly, it will be late for other people, of course. It's terrible, but then it's silly too seeing some people insulting from their windows those who are allegedly "breaking the lockdown". Surreal scenes have been occurred, when people call names to, without knowing, health personell returning home for a more than well deserved rest. But then, every day at 20:00 there is a inniciative here where everybody gets out the window at the same time and clap, cheer and whistle to honor our health personell, and everybody is nice through the distance, wave neightbours they've never known, send hugs, express each other support, etc.
Nobody has seen anything like this over here in their lifetimes, so it's bound to be somewhat rough in some instances.
As long as you can provision from time to time and are cautious when you do, you'll be fine. Here we have still another 2 and a half weeks to go until the lockdown is over... for the time being. It could be expanded longer still (and it's very likely).
Keep your sanity, be safe, and don't worry about things you can't control (what your bosses will think, etc). If they are going to be jerks, they are going to be. We are in a crisis scenario.
Hang in there, buddy, we'll get through this.