Went back into the office for the first time since mid-March. It was surreal. I miss having double computer monitors but other than that I don't miss the place
I went to my workplace the other day and had similar feelings about it. I don't like seeing it deserted, and it's not going to be the way it used to be at least in the foreseeable future . I guess remote work is the new normal now. Not complaining though; I've managed to find my rhythm.
My return-to-office date has been pushed to Jan 2021 at the earliest. Which I'm quite happy with...working from home is quite liberating and work/life balance has never been better... I sort of miss wearing a shirt though!
I am also in no rush to head back to the office full time. I love having lunch breaks at home!
2020 will definitely stand out in our collective memories as the most bizarre year of our lives. On the rare occasions I went back to some of the places where I used to hang out I was overcome by this eery strangeness of no longer belonging there. So yes, there's a surreal quality to all that is happening. We were all abruptly forced to cut ties with the real to inhabit the hyperreal of our digital simulacra. So where are we really?
Indeed. I saw a snippet from America's Got Talent a few days ago (hate that show - it just popped up on my feed), and instead of a live audience, they had a huge wall of screens with people connected remotely. It looked like a scene from a Black Mirror episode.
Couldn't have said it better myself