Coronavirus: The Upsides

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Coronavirus: The Upsides

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Enough of the doom and gloom, fuckers.

Let's explore the upsides.

Telecommuting: Companies that would never consider telecommuting in a million years are trying it out on large scales, trial by fire, so to speak. Not only will they learn how to do it, they'll discover how easy it is to implement. I'm confident that most will learn that the benefits far outweigh the risks: an increase in production, primarily. They'll learn their 'trust' issues were way overrated.
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I may telecommute for the first time tomorrow. Looks like my company finally got the network stuff in place for it.

I'll test my computer tonight when I get home to see if I can connect. If it works, I should be telecommuting regularly pretty soon.

Considering my commute, about 90 minutes each way on crowded trains (usually standing room only, of course), it'll be nice to work from home once in a while.
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Been doing that for 3-4 weeks now. Did a certain amount of it before, during heavy workload times when I'd work into the night and over weekends to get shit done. Saves me from driving 60 miles a day.
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The lack of traffic is a delight
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Avoiding trouble by avoiding people.

Can't beat that. :)
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I just had a virtual doctors appointment via video chat.

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I'm having very bad hay fever this year that the OTC stuff won't handle. Much easier than going in.

Also maybe:

Huge advances in all fields related to epidemiology will result. This won't be the last epidemic.

Potentially huge advances in antivirals and other treatments may result.

Husbands and wives will rekindle their fading relationships, what with everybody staying home. Domestic murder rates may increase though.
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Update: I managed to install the VPN software and connect to my work computer with no trouble, so it looks like I'll be telecommuting tomorrow for the first time. After that, I guess it's still up in the air, but I don't see why they should need me to come in.
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9 months from now there will be a baby boom
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And every child born will be the first born child
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robinson wrote: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:59 pm 9 months from now there will be a baby boom
robinson wrote: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:59 pm And every child born will be the first born child

I don't know why you think that's an upside ... nor why it took you two posts to write it, but whatever.

Here's an upside: Thousands of hoarders are going to be stuck with a garage stacked to the rafters with 10,000 rolls of worthless toilet paper.
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Rob Lister wrote: Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:56 pm
robinson wrote: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:59 pm 9 months from now there will be a baby boom
robinson wrote: Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:59 pm And every child born will be the first born child

I don't know why you think that's an upside ...
Its a humorous observation
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:54 pm Avoiding trouble by avoiding people.

Can't beat that. :)
Avoiding people is reward enough, no need to throw in trouble. :)
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I was practicing isolation long before it was popular
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Yea, will solitary confinement in a maximum security facility is good practice.
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I was doing it before it was cool. :roll:

Back in 2016, after my car accident, my boss realized the toll that 6 year of 90 minute commute was taking, so arranged to allow me to work from home 1 day a week until I could move closer to work. I was one of the first to have a VPN. Slowly, more and more office workers were given laptops with VPNs and were allowed to work from home one day a week or month depending on their position.

I enjoyed this arrangement until Teams was implemented and the COVID thing hit. Right now, half of my coworkers are working from home, and many of them don't have the same workload or number of responsibilities that I do. Its non stop distractions, not to mention having my wife and kids at home. It's actually more stressful than the office at this point.

In fact, the office is actually kind of nice these days. It's almost like an empty haunted building. You can almost hear the ghostly echoes in the halls.

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Hi Ed!
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A cable car that Nkamshakai saw in the dungeon?
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Now my company is finally talking about actually going paperless for real.
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