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Realising I have forgotten to wear my jewellery – It feels like the “something extra” is missing
WFH for first time >1day, office based admin worker, Auckland NZ
It is like being supervised by Big Brother.
I never see my boss in person, but he is on video conferences multiple times a day, a disembodied head appearing on my laptop screen. I wonder where that door in the background goes? What books are on the shelf behind him? I also need to keep TWO phones nearby, watch my email, text boxes, etc. Of course, since I am a manager, my staff probably thinks the same thing about me.
FS. Government employee; 64 years old; Washington DC
— English, 60s, long time tech user and digital minimalist
…being in the Garden of Eden
Evaluator, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
…being a piece of equipment they switch on when they want something.
having a telepathic connection with someone who pops into my head at key times, or who I call upon when I need clarity. Education Professional, Auckland NZ
…it’s a relief.