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#ChallengesInside4Walls

Even though work from home concept is not new for many, it is completely new for a person like me, who has never worked from home before in the last 15 years of service. Due to COVID-19, the company announced that we have to work from home on a trial basis. I was really excited as it was going to be a new experience for me but due to lockdown when the company decided to continue that for a longer period and even though the situation was very serious, the happiest person on this planet was my wife! Form the last 10 years, I was working only in the night shifts and my wife in the day shifts. The only time we were able to see each other’s faces was on Sundays. So this feeling is obvious because we are getting a chance to see each other’s faces almost every day and spend a good time with each other and family as well.

Apart from that, another good thing was that I got the chance to develop some new skills like learning new software with the help of social media platforms like LinkedIn & YouTube which was almost impossible due to busy schedules before lockdown. One more skill which I have developed is the art of cooking with the help of my wife. The transformation from a person who doesn’t know anything apart from preparing Maggie Noodles to a person who can cook daal, rice, cakes to chicken tandoori was totally great experience. So, this is all the good part of my work from home days.

During the initial days of work from home due to lack of proper workplace my lower back started giving me a problem. Gradually it became so bad that I was not even able to walk. But my family was so supportive that they immediately arranged a nice laptop table and after adapting that new workplace I immediately got relief. Very next day while working the worst thing happened with me as I accidentally broke my spectacles. I was so tensed and started contacting all the optical shops in my area but due to lockdown people were unavailable to give any kind of services. Luckily, I saw Lenskart’s ad on Facebook that they are providing services during the lockdown and I got my specs within 10 days. But those 10 days were stressful because working in night shifts without your specs was difficult!  As soon as this problem got resolved my laptop mouse started giving me trouble. For any graphic designer, working without a mouse is like preparing rice without a pressure cooker! Luckily, I managed to find another mouse from my friend, and another problem got solved!! In the office, the Admin person takes good care of all your need but while working from home your family and friends are your Admin!

Now regular team meetings are happening during work from home. Recently, I was really touched by my director’s speech in which he appreciated everyone’s efforts, thanked our family members for their contribution during this work from home period, explained about all the after lockdown plans, and ensured our safety when we will be returned to the office. It only shows how much the company cares about every member of the company. This motivation and appreciation from the company is only pushing us to perform better and better!!!

 

Regards,

Amol Morajkar