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I am researching the effects remote work has on job satisfaction amongst different age groups as part of my university dissertation. I would be grateful to anyone who would be willing to take part in the questionnaire attached, which will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. More details on this project are included in the link below. Thanks in advance.

 

https://forms.gle/MU1HHZZnkBWLV87k8

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49 minutes ago, Ian Nacho said:

I am researching the effects remote work has on job satisfaction amongst different age groups as part of my university dissertation. I would be grateful to anyone who would be willing to take part in the questionnaire attached, which will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. More details on this project are included in the link below. Thanks in advance.

 

https://forms.gle/MU1HHZZnkBWLV87k8

I tried to complete it, but it won't let me as I'm no longer in the UK. The beauty of remote working lol

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Interesting…

 

be-careful as it appears to lead to the conclusion that blended is good…. I think you cover it twice? and the way it’s phrased leads you to agree

 

Having said that blended is absolutely the route to go down for me…

 

The bit I dislike about homework is that it blurs the lines between work and home…. When I’m based in an office I can turn off my laptop and leave it in its bag…. The temptation to work longer is too easy…. 
 

i’ve also found (working for a global company) that people are increasingly far less respectful of time zones….

 

 

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21 minutes ago, Wolfox said:

Interesting…

 

be-careful as it appears to lead to the conclusion that blended is good…. I think you cover it twice? and the way it’s phrased leads you to agree

 

Having said that blended is absolutely the route to go down for me…

 

The bit I dislike about homework is that it blurs the lines between work and home…. When I’m based in an office I can turn off my laptop and leave it in its bag…. The temptation to work longer is too easy…. 
 

i’ve also found (working for a global company) that people are increasingly far less respectful of time zones….

 

 

This is so true and the pandemic has made it worse. What excuse can you now use to not join a late evening call?  
I work for an Israeli company but most work is in US so the end of my days is quite late 

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2 hours ago, Wolfox said:

Interesting…

 

be-careful as it appears to lead to the conclusion that blended is good…. I think you cover it twice? and the way it’s phrased leads you to agree

 

Having said that blended is absolutely the route to go down for me…

 

The bit I dislike about homework is that it blurs the lines between work and home…. When I’m based in an office I can turn off my laptop and leave it in its bag…. The temptation to work longer is too easy…. 
 

i’ve also found (working for a global company) that people are increasingly far less respectful of time zones….

 

 

I'm lucky in that I am never, ever, ever tempted to work longer 😂

 

 Even on jobs I've enjoyed, I am a complete clock watcher. Little wonder I never progress anywhere. 

 

But wfh for me is easy. Better sleep. Save on time and money commute. Housework gets done. Keep fit. And soon as the laptop closes, I'm off duty. My work world could collapse overnight for all I care. I'll deal with it at 9am tomorrow 

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Done. In short...

 

+ Can sleep in later and roll out of bed straight into work.

+ Saved a lot on petrol.

+ Evenings feel longer as there's no commute home.

 

- I miss my colleagues! 

- Feel isolated, demotivated, and generally down a lot of the time (but of course the pandemic overall is causing this, WFH is one part of that).

- I hate that my work and home life has blurred. I like to compartmentalise. Work is work. Work is done at the office. Home is home. No work is done there. The amount of distress this has caused me has honestly made me think I'm somewhat autistic or something!!

- I use some pretty intensive software at work, and have expensive hardware at work to run it. Either working at home on a laptop (hardware can't hack it) or remoting in to my work PC (connection can't hack it) makes for a frustrating loss of performance.

- Honestly my biggest exercise before Covid was the walk from the car park to the office and up the stairs. Now I barely do 250 steps a day. My heart must be ****ed.

 

I think long term the ideal situation for me would be back in the office 3 or 4 days a week and WFH the other one or two.

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Done it but feel like it’s hard to disentangle remote working and the effects of the pandemic/lockdown for half of the questions. The WFH experience and effects for most people will be much different in real times. At the moment it feels like you’re socially detached as a result of WFH but that’s accentuated by lockdown. Whereas moving forwards, WFH gives you more social time, and more flexibility in your social life, instead of you socialising with people you mostly wouldn’t normally just cos you’re shoved in a room together all day.

 

My responses probably don’t show my enthusiasm for WFH but post-pandemic I’m really looking forward to permanent work from anywhere. Opens life up imo 

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1 hour ago, Kopfkino said:

Done it but feel like it’s hard to disentangle remote working and the effects of the pandemic/lockdown for half of the questions. The WFH experience and effects for most people will be much different in real times. At the moment it feels like you’re socially detached as a result of WFH but that’s accentuated by lockdown. Whereas moving forwards, WFH gives you more social time, and more flexibility in your social life, instead of you socialising with people you mostly wouldn’t normally just cos you’re shoved in a room together all day.

 

My responses probably don’t show my enthusiasm for WFH but post-pandemic I’m really looking forward to permanent work from anywhere. Opens life up imo 

Agreed. It’s definitely a limitation of the research. 

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Thanks for all the responses so far, I really appreciate it.

 

I could do with a few more responses in the 51-62 age category, so if you haven't taken part yet, and you're in the 51-62 age range, you'd be doing me a massive favour.

 

Thanks again. :schmike:

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Done. Looks like my work place is gonna be remote working forever now, they’ve hired over 50 people since the pandemic started and there’ll be no space so going back would be impossible. 
 

I wouldn’t mind working in the office some days a week but no one really goes in even though we can do. Plus, I know I sound like a miserable twat, I really can’t be arsed with introducing myself to 50 new people anyway. 

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