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Jordan Florence-Rieniets is senior campaign strategist CREATE (Nova Entertainment) based in theMelbourne office:
How are you dealing with the silence?
I’m not experiencing much silence at all. I feel like the majority of our days are spent on video calls but at all other times I’m adding to the uptick in the listenership of workday radio and podcasts of course.
Also listening to albums when I can.
What’s the upside?
Not having to roll the dice every time you step into an elevator at work, knowing that there’s a high chance you could get stuck in there.
Grabbing lunch from the fridge/pantry rather than the Victoria Gardens food court.
The expectation from my girlfriend that household tasks such as the washing should be completed within the workday. Sure, I may be at home but I am still working.
Perhaps the biggest downside is how difficult it is to really switch off when the work day just rolls into your downtime and you’re only ever a room away from ‘the office’.
How are you using the commuting time saved?
Taking the opportunity to make a decent breakfast every day! The "Isolation BFAST Chronicles"
Also exercising, to work off the breakfasts.
I am looking forward to being back in the office because …
I think I’m supposed to say the camaraderie in the office but that’s a no-brainer. Having a Tea@3 with the team is certainly a daily pastime that I miss but Friday knockoffs is really what I’m missing the most.
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