Working @Home Blues

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.

3 thoughts on “Working @Home Blues

  1. I feel bad for those who are extroverts, who enjoy being around people. I am an introvert so being home is my happy place but then again, I do have the luxury of air conditioning. I cannot imagine what it would be like to not have that added comfort. I promise that I am not bragging, just feel bad that you have to go through that.
    I hope that the quarantine ends soon for you and that you are able to get out and about to enjoy life again. I am a college student studying online, gardener, and just enjoy being in my own little world, plus I have anxiety issues so home is good for me. Not so much for others.
    I wish you some freedom soon!

  2. Thank you Angela. Such kind words :) I wouldn’t mind being home so much if it wasn’t for this heat and humidity. Also working from home wasn’t what I expected it to be. If I had an ac maybe things would be better. Thanks and I hope the lockdown ends soon.

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