Work at home and the new normal

@rsa101 (28951)
Philippines
June 9, 2020 7:31pm CST
Last week l had spent 3days reporting at work. This week I just stay at home to work and started attending webinars about doing work online under the new normal. Even our accounting system will have to adjust because of this. The office has approved to look for accounting system that is online and on cloud. Even the banking system we have to adjust from the usual check preparation to have it online for payments already. All of this so we can avoid going directly to banks which is just too long to line up and many things to do before you can transact your business there. Today I am again scheduled to attend to a new normal webinar about labor rules about the different ways to do a work at home arrangements and its implications on laws that exist today. Hoping this would be an interesting topic to learn today.
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@DianneN (199015)
• United States
10 Jun
Good luck. I hope the webinar is helpful.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Jun
Being in the finance and admin I think this would help us made aware of what to do at our end that we would do policies that are beneficial for our employees.
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@DianneN (199015)
• United States
10 Jun
@rsa101 It sounds wonderful and beneficial.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Jun
@DianneN I have learned about the legal implications about working at home. It looks like not everyone can enjoy this privilege because of the nature of their work.
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@Alexandoy (66401)
• Cainta, Philippines
10 Jun
Banks are always crowded with the long lines so they advised to use online banking if the transaction is possible.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Jun
That is my concern we only have one account that was made online and the others are still on the traditional checks. So having it signed for the signatories can be a challenge.
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@Alexandoy (66401)
• Cainta, Philippines
10 Jun
@rsa101 we cannot do what we were doing before in the office. You have to adjust.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Jun
@Alexandoy Manual things are a challenge right now that we have to make efforts of having it signed to the signatory’s residence then pick them up after.
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@allen0187 (41685)
• Philippines
10 Jun
It is the new normal. Are those webinars sponsored by the company? I need to watch a webinar or two on how to punch someone through the screen during a Zoom meeting.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Jun
Yes we were three who attended. We attended to help us make new policies about this new arrangement. Well unfortunately you can’t punch someone on screen since you won’t be able to hurt the other guy but yourself only.
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@allen0187 (41685)
• Philippines
10 Jun
@rsa101 We really need to adjust to this new work set-up. I'm liking it honestly.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
11 Jun
@allen0187 I kind of liking it to working on your house clothes no need to wake up early and dressed up for work to commute from home to workplace vv. But when there are documents to prepare that needs approval it can be cumbersome too that you have to travel to the approvers’ residence to have them signed. It could take some time before everything is done.
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@ridingbet (67301)
• Philippines
10 Jun
our dean of the college of nursing encouraged us part time instructors to attend the webinar. none of us attended because we all thought it is not applicable to us since we should be in the hospital setting.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Jun
I see well you should at least hear how and maybe raise your concerns about it.
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@ridingbet (67301)
• Philippines
13 Jun
@rsa101 i cannot just go to school because the office is always closed.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
13 Jun
@ridingbet Oh I mean during the webinar you could have raised that issue there. I am pretty sure there is a Q&A portion there and that could have been an opportunity to ask about your concern there.
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• Agra, India
10 Jun
I hope you enjoyed the webinar
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Jun
It was a very long one since many employers joined in and made inquiries about their situation with their employees and that was the perfect opportunity to ask about their concerns aboutbtheir workplace.
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• Agra, India
10 Jun
@rsa101 and I'm sure you must have learnt a lot from their experiences
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
11 Jun
@amitkokiladitya Heard a lot of labor cases as presented by the different employers situation. Some are kind of complicated some are simple cases.
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@hereandthere (44915)
• Philippines
10 Jun
so many things to learn now. this means internet have to be stable, same with electricity. it also means being vigilant about privacy and security about company and employee information. i noticed the bank here is open now, but they say only until 2pm and no weekends yet.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Jun
True there are a lot of changes right now. Going to banks is a bit challenge right now that you have to declare a lot of things before you are allowed entry and that’s besides the transaction is a separate case.
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• Philippines
10 Jun
@rsa101 what do you have to declare?
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
11 Jun
@hereandthere The usual if you have the following symptoms right now, if you have traveled to places esp abroad for the last number of days. I think this is done to make the contact tracing easier once an outbreak happens in the place.
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@JudyEv (223951)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jun
It sounds like your workplace is making quite a lot of changes to enable everyone to keep safe.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Jun
True we are adjusting for this sudden and abrupt change in working arrangements. Meetings are made online and doing transactions with suppliers can be a challenge for me.
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@JudyEv (223951)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Jun
@rsa101 Hopefully the changes will become easier to deal with over time.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Jun
@JudyEv There are advantages bit yhere are challenges as well on how to do things right now.
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@dgobucks226 (24288)
19 Jun
Yes, many different things to get accustomed to as you mentioned. Good you have a job where you can work from home.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
20 Jun
Yeah but of course since economy is so in bad shape you cannot be assured that jobs can retain you so I am holding on it as tightly as l can for now since businesses are in a complete stop.
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@dgobucks226 (24288)
22 Jun
@rsa101 I understand. It is a real hardship.
@BelleStarr (54618)
• United States
7 Sep
Nothing is normal about this year.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
7 Sep
That’s true. That’s why they are making it as new as it should be.
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• Austin, Texas
13 Jun
Here's the irony in my life. When I worked outside the home I always wanted the option to be able to work from home. But my employers never gave it to me. So I hired myself and started working from home. Now it seems that everybody is working from home and all talking about the "new normal". The "new normal" for other people is something I always wanted to do anyway!
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
13 Jun
Well for us that were forced to work from home we still go out and risk ourselves to do our jobs we may have lessened the travel but most of the regular duties still needs to be done outside and manually.
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@Janet357 (60746)
10 Jun
i think it is more favorable to.you working at home. no hassle at all.
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Jun
Yeah but since the nature of my work is office bound I am challenged now that I need signatures for this and that I am forced to really moved around else look for other ways to have them approve it.
@sol_cee (23767)
• Philippines
10 Jun
I like working from home. It has its perks. :))
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Jun
That is true but I think this working arrangement is deemed to be temporary and eventually we are expected to return back to our normal selves again.
• Jakarta, Indonesia
10 Jun
In Indonesia most offices already opened
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@rsa101 (28951)
• Philippines
10 Jun
Yes most are open already here but they are stricter in accommodating people and limit the number of people from getting in which is frustrating already
@thelme55 (53630)
• Germany
12 Jun
Good luck for your work. Have a nice weekend.