It’s been a month now since we started working at home due to the lockdown rules & the Coronavirus pandemic. For those of you, including me, who thought that working at home would be a much better deal – NEWS FLASH! It isn’t at all. Especially if you work for an organization like mine. While our usual working hours are 9 in a day, we were asked if we could volunteer an extra hour officially. However it is more like we are being forced to work that 10th hour daily and to get that extra hour work in most of usually start a couple of hours early. Hence it is like we are at our work systems for 12 hours anyways.
It is hot and humid and that takes a toll on you. I usually end up in a pile of sweat after a couple of hours so I need breaks to cool off. I need cold water, perhaps a banana or an apple (I keep my apples in the fridge as I hate eating warm apples and cold ones tend to be more refreshing and juicy). So I start reading my office mail at around 6 or 6:30 pm and shut down my system after work at around 6:30 am. And now they want us to work more on certain things but maintain these hours as well. Is this the way to live?
I cannot wait for this shitty lockdown to end. I want to go back to the way things were. I am drained and I a tired and I am getting fed up.