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So I just finished training at my new job in credit card collections and theyve sent us to work from home until likely the spring.Since we can only take inbound calls from home, I only get a call every 45 minutes ish. So I basically do nothing all day except take 6 or so 5-30 minute phone calls. It feels remarkably like I’m unemployed and doing nothing all day. Any tips for how to feel productive while I work from home? I can pretty much do anything as long as I stay within earshot if the phone ringing.

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I heard you should dress in work clothes

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I think the best to use this time would be to study or learn something new which might help you in your career. I have a similar thing and I watch movies instead but given that you are much younger than me this might be a great time do that (it still depends on your interest though). Our minds are sort of focused during this period so its easier to study/learn something new.


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Can you transfer the calls to your cell? Work from a laptop etc?

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Fifth harmony was ahead of its time

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Sat Sep 26, 2020 3:46 pm
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Can you transfer the calls to your cell? Work from a laptop etc?


No and no we have to hook up to private WiFi to access the vpn and we have to use the computer phone.

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Aslo yes, I'm mad at you being mad about working from home while there's a shitton of people who don0t have that choice and are DYING because of it.

You complaning about it is the literal meaning of privilege.

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I see that argument as I literally am tested every week for work, constant fear as people in the building have had it, and have gone through lockdowns, etc, have had people I know die, and others who have had it still not fine months later.

However, I don't think he is complaining about having to work from home, simply wants to maximize his time while at home, which is not a bad mentality to have. Wanting to better yourself when an opportunity to grow comes about is not privilege. Not like we can really help though, make a list of things you want to do that you can do while on the clock, and try to get through some of them.

There's a great program where you can write letters to older people stuck in assisted living basically abandoned during the pandemic that are looking for pen pals. Get creative with your time.

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Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:53 pm
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Good points Thegun. I agree zwackerm didn't come out as complaining at least not in this thread.


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Good points Thegun. I agree zwackerm didn't come out as complaining at least not in this thread.


Thank you.
And zwack you can do what 99% of people do when bored. jerk off.

Or you can learn to play instruments, play video games, learn a new language, try to excercise. anything.

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Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:31 pm
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Mau wrote:
Aslo yes, I'm mad at you being mad about working from home while there's a shitton of people who don0t have that choice and are DYING because of it.

You complaning about it is the literal meaning of privilege.


Yeah Im not trying to complain.

I did work out of the house from March-July full time and I still work part time at my grocery store job though, so you can screw off about me not putting myself at risk lol. If the grocery store job paid as well as the bank job, I’d go back in a heartbeat. I’m not worried about the virus.

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have u tried doing a podcast? or listeining to podcast?

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have u tried doing a podcast? or listeining to podcast?


I have listened to some podcasts. I have been interested in doing a podcast/YouTube channel before, but I’m very critical and would be very worried my idea wasn’t fresh or original.

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Mau wrote:
have u tried doing a podcast? or listeining to podcast?


I have listened to some podcasts. I have been interested in doing a podcast/YouTube channel before, but I’m very critical and would be very worried my idea wasn’t fresh or original.



why don't u give it a shot, it could be a good way to spend time.

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zwackerm wrote:
Mau wrote:
Aslo yes, I'm mad at you being mad about working from home while there's a shitton of people who don0t have that choice and are DYING because of it.

You complaning about it is the literal meaning of privilege.


Yeah Im not trying to complain.

I did work out of the house from March-July full time and I still work part time at my grocery store job though, so you can screw off about me not putting myself at risk lol. If the grocery store job paid as well as the bank job, I’d go back in a heartbeat. I’m not worried about the virus.



Don’t feel bad about venting your feelings of dissatisfaction or boredom. Own it. Just because people have it worse than you doesn’t mean you can’t wish for better circumstances or don’t get bored/miserable. In the rare times when things are slow I’ll usually have my personal laptop next to my work one and catch up on shows.

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