“During lockdown millions started WFH – and most of us don’t want to go back. In just a few months the landscape of work, family and city life has altered dramatically – but are all the changes positive?”
Commuters into the capital are not paying attention to what the PM has been telling them – and have not been Working From Home:
Keep calm, and carry on commuting: Tubes and trains are packed as thousands head into the office to save Britain’s economy – despite Boris’s WFH call
- Thousands boarded public transport for the second consecutive morning since the PM’s national address
- Mr Johnson said those who were able to work from home should now go back to doing so in a major U-turn
- Business leaders called the move ‘criminal’, warning billions of pounds and millions of jobs would be lost
The London Evening Standard is certainly disturbed by the PM’s pronouncements:
Certainly, sandwich shops are not happy:
On the other hand, the City seems more than happy:
.And across the country, it is still the preferred option:
Meanwhile in Devon…
It seems that many have been considering relocating to these parts:
Which might well benefit places smaller than London:
Although good broadband is much to be desired:
But be careful what you wish for, warned Katie Allsop, resident of Honiton last month:
Nevertheless, whilst jobs are under a huge strain in these parts:
… there are a lot of jobs being advertised which are specifically WFH:
Whatever your views, though, WFH is here to stay and will have an effect on how our towns and communities look in both the immediate and longer-term future:
So writes Andrew Anthony in the Guardian:
Another day not at the office: will working from home be 2020’s most radical change?
During lockdown millions started WFH – and most of us don’t want to go back. In just a few months the landscape of work, family and city life has altered dramatically – but are all the changes positive?
There’s a man sitting at the first-floor window of the house that lies on the other side of my back fence. It’s early August, the weather is sweltering, and his window is wide open. He’s talking on a hands-free phone, laughing in that ingratiating manner that suggests a large payday is at stake. He speaks in a fashionable sales patter that sounds similar to real conversation, but crucially isn’t, and he’s practically broadcasting his pitch to the neighbourhood. WTF? I want to shout, but I already know the answer: WFH.
With the exception of Covid-19 itself, working from home has been the big story of 2020.