Are you now a remote worker during COVID? Did you have to create a pop-up home office?!
Elizabeth Marie 189
Scientist and M.B.A. Candidate
July 27,2020 at 8:51PM UTC
So, I thought I would share a tip with everyone!
As many of you might be in the same boat as I am, I was an on-site employee in a lab but have transitioned to remote work during the pandemic. Several companies in my area have encouraged remote work as much as possible until Sept or even until the end of the year. I saw that Google announced today that they are giving options to work from home until next summer!
About a month into this pandemic work from home situation I did not think I would be home this long, but I will be likely until the end of the year. I currently live in a very small and noisy 1 bedroom apartment. However, I am very lucky to upgrade to a 2 bedroom in a new location next month.
As I've been shopping around I've noticed all the college sales. We should be taking advantage of these sales!! There are some good deals right now on things you might need to improve your away from the office space.
At Target I was able to pick up:
-A swivel cushioned chair under 50 dollars (I don't know about you all but the dining room table and couch have not been ergonomic!)
-Lamps were on sale
-A long rectangular card table that serves as my desk (it's black and easy to wipe down)
-A fan (because I'm always too hot lol)
And I'm sure there are a lot more things that I've not mentioned here that some of you would find useful! Perhaps you need a new keyboard or a mouse, or even a monitor!
One thing I'm not sure about is if there is still a printer shortage. I noticed this was an issue in June when I went to 3 different stores in my area and printers were sold out. I did eventually get one but spent more than what I would have liked to. But this is the key! Research is showing that back to school spending is on the rise this year because everyone is adjusting to our current conditions. If you need anything that would make you more productive during this remote work period and you see that you will be doing this for some time after, take advantage of the sales!
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