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Beansprout30 Wed 29-Apr-20 23:04:15

Can I ask what you do for a living? I’m school admin and I’m able to do most of my job from a laptop but I can’t get my head around how many jobs can be done from home?!

Confuzzlediddled Wed 29-Apr-20 23:07:10

I work for a water company, team leader for one of the back office teams that deals with regulatory "stuff" for escapes from the sewage network, all my team are working for home at the moment (in fact the whole company is except the frontline people who need to be out there) my company has also made a commitment that nobody will be furloughed so that's nice to know.

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Wed 29-Apr-20 23:07:19

Social Housing. 95% are at home, exceptions being the ones returning the empty stock and the ones cutting the grass.

AuditAngel Wed 29-Apr-20 23:07:33

I’m a risk and compliance partner in a national accountancy firm. I regularly work from home anyway

BernadetteRostankowskiWolowitz Wed 29-Apr-20 23:07:36

Renovating not returning.

Sparklesocks Wed 29-Apr-20 23:08:45

I’m a Personal Assistant so can do a lot of my job remotely as it’s mainly emails and calendars, however if my boss is in the office in back to back meetings (in a non lockdown context of course!) then it’s easier if I am too if she needs something printed or me to grab her something etc.

CornishTiger Wed 29-Apr-20 23:09:36

Supported housing. Part seek at home doing support sessions on phone. Rest of week on site.

Husband DWP. Finally hooked up to process from home.

BadJanetsMobile Wed 29-Apr-20 23:11:31

Office manager overseeing a department of usually 150 people bit due to furlough currently its between 50-60. My staff are customer service based and take calls all day or answer email queries from home

Thankfully around 12m ago we moved from traditional phone system to one thats inbuilt to the pc so once we provided people with laptops they can work at home no problem

TorysSuckRevokeArticle50 Wed 29-Apr-20 23:11:30

Governance, compliance and risk manager. I worked from home often before this so only real change is now I'm doing it while not-schooling a 5 yr old and everyone I work with has decided they want video chats now instead of the emails that always worked fine before.

tunnocksreturns2019 Wed 29-Apr-20 23:12:34

Marketing manager in Higher Education

Ineedanamechangeagain Wed 29-Apr-20 23:13:47

I’m an IT manager for a large manufacturer. My entire job can technically be done remotely and I normally work from home often.

butteredbarmbrack Wed 29-Apr-20 23:14:13

I'm a civil servant in a Whitehall department. In normal times I have a regular work from home day so was already used to the drill.

My team in general does a lot of flexible and remote working and has adapted well to managing everything from home, although those with less reliable internet are definitely finding it more challenging.

PineappleDanish Wed 29-Apr-20 23:15:53

Freelance writer. Self-employed.

Auldspinster Wed 29-Apr-20 23:16:12

Back office in a global pensions firm, my work is entirely online so once IT got access sorted I can work completely from home.

CaptainCarp Wed 29-Apr-20 23:17:28

Engineering sector. All our office staff are working from home. We have headsets & a phone system integrated into the laptops. 1 system that is able to be accessed remotely and Google sheets has had to replace excel.
Somethings are difficult but not insurmountable. Just missing human interaction but considering asking my boss if I can work from home part time even when lockdown is lifted.

CountFosco Wed 29-Apr-20 23:17:43

I'm a scientist. Senior so desk based.

Popc0rn Wed 29-Apr-20 23:18:32

I'm not working from home as can't. But a lot of my friends are working from home atm...
- Accountant.
- GP using telephone/video appointments (they are shielding so have to stay at home).
- Hospital doctor (again shielding and doing telephone appointments and admin).
- Recruitment consultant.
- Customer service advisor.
- Business loan manager for a high street bank.
- Yoga teacher (doing online classes).
- Counsellor (again with telephone/video appointments).

PersonaNonGarter Wed 29-Apr-20 23:20:20

Lawyer. WFH is fine as I don’t do court work.

One issue is printing and getting documents signed. This is being managed by someone in the office doing the printing and sending it out. It is a bit sub-optimal but hey.

CatBatCat Wed 29-Apr-20 23:20:35

Specialist training company. I deal with Data and analysis stuff. The whole company has worked from home long before covid.

PrimalLass Wed 29-Apr-20 23:20:49


NCParanoia Wed 29-Apr-20 23:21:03

I'm a voiceover artist with a home studio, so not a huge change for me as I usually wfh anyway. Definitely a downswing in jobs incoming but I had a live recording session today over Zoom and a commercials' buyout extended so still ticking over. Actually quite nice to have DH home and spend more time with our DCs.

IckleWicklePumperNickle Wed 29-Apr-20 23:23:23

Very large multi call center company. Taking, making calls.

Jasharps Wed 29-Apr-20 23:23:40

Portfolio manager for government organisation.

Often worked at home (whole team is home based but out visiting other government orgs regularly) anyway.

hotstepper4 Wed 29-Apr-20 23:26:28

I work for a large financial corporation. I'm struggling as I don't have a suitable work space. I'm getting a lot of soreness in my neck and shoulder

coronabeer23 Wed 29-Apr-20 23:26:34

Work for a charity. We are currently 100% from home and it works brilliantly

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