John Borrowman, CPC
Borrowman Baker, LLC
Being able to work remotely has its upside. But it also has a downside. It can bring on “temporal disintegration,” which is a fancy term for when it seems like Wednesday is just like Saturday. FWIW – you’re not the only one.
For the past several years, BV and Lit Support professionals have enjoyed remote working flexibility to one degree or another. The difference is that you exercised that flexibility by choice. Not now. Until offices re-open, it will be all-remote, all-the-time.
Different members of your team will have different reactions. For some, the challenge could be focusing on work in a small living space already overrun with roommates. Even if you share a larger space with fewer—maybe zero—people, work time can still be interrupted by the noise that comes with having close neighbors or merely living in a big city. Anyone who doesn’t have school-age children cannot know the challenge in those households.
The collective result is that hours that get billed in a five-day week get spread over seven. In other words, Wednesday is just like Saturday.