Discussion in 'Living Room' started by Gockie, 25th Apr, 2020.
There must be some funny things going on
I was told by someone in our street that he was on a video link with work when his youngest daughter (aged 8) wandered in with no shirt on. He had to try to shoo her away.
I’ve learnt to embrace it.. I don’t go into a different room anymore to get away from coworkers..
Most people on the phone laugh, if they get uptight about it, my care factor = zero
I've got the reverse - as a teacher, I'm working at school, but video conferencing with my students (high schoolers), who are learning from home. I've now met lots of mums, the occasional dad, a brother having his brekkie, and the family dog from quite a few households. Plus, I've come to appreciate that my daughter's bedroom is pristine in comparison to many of her peers!
But, the most surprising thing to see is the number of kids who are now itching to get back to school - not just to see their friends, but also see their teachers. It's nice to feel valued.
We've been using Microsoft teams for our meetings and about 4 or 5 days ago they made an update to the software so whatever is in the background can be substituted with another scene like an office or a beach etc if you choose to do so.
This would have been the answer to his problem
Now substitute the words "daughter" and "brother" with the word coworker. (Or "Male coworker"/"female coworker" if you like.) The anecdotes start to have funny twist!
Fear not. They'll get over it.
Junior is busting to get back to school - not only to see her friends, but she has great teachers who she has an excellent academic relationship with, and is keenly missing the face to face interaction that cannot be replicated via videolink
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