Truthful Tuesday February 1st

Frank’s question for Truthful Tuesday today is
Do (or did) you work in a non-traditional work environment (work-at-home, travel, etc.), and do (or did) you enjoy it? If you don’t (or didn’t), do you think you would have liked the opportunity to do so?

My working life has always been in an office, apart from my spell as a kennel maid and a few weekends in a museum shortly after I took early retirement.
Being on the front line counter as a cashier, working from home would not have been possible in my banking days, though when I was a temp working for the Water Board, I was able to bring paperwork home with me to be prepared for input onto the computer system by another department.

Working from home may have been an option had one company I’d worked for been prepared to pay for my Broadband connection, but they decided against it and instead employed someone else, who basically didn’t know what they were doing and there were a host of problems afterwards.

In all honesty, I don’t think I would have enjoyed working from home though.
I was used to being part of a team and the disciplines of keeping to strict deadlines encouraged me to develop good time management skills. Also the nature of my job was very much ‘in house’ which involved contact with overseas offices and using certain software programmes. I am not techno savvy, so needed the backup of our computer systems guys in case anything went wrong.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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2 Responses to Truthful Tuesday February 1st

  1. murisopsis says:

    I worked with animals so working from home was never an option. Even during the lockdowns the staff had to come in. At least they had job security and the work place was secure – they never had to worry about the virus when working since so much is done solo….

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