16 March 2020

Tracking the joys of working from home after the office was closed to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.

Work from Home in an In-Person Company

Callibrity is not a typical work from home company. We do encourage this when one is sick or you need to be present at one’s residence for home repairs. While I do not enjoy driving to and from the office my podcasts have made the transit tolerable. Now that the Governor of Ohio has asked all businesses to allow employees to self quarantine the office has been closed and we are free to support our clients from home.

Note : Callibrity has always promoted health and developer productivity. I have worked for other companies that expect you to either be upright in the saddle or using your PTO to compensate. This crisis has no endgame in sight. Flexibility is called for here.

I am happy that I do not have to transit to work and possibly spend my time around someone that is not presenting symptoms. I spend a fair amount of time with my folks each week. Neither needs to be exposed to a novel virus. So far, this has really been a positive development.

Challenges

A few years ago we decided that the kids should always be in a shared space when they are online. It made a lot of sense when they were in grade school and junior high. The boys are now in high school and much more verbal. They are also at workstations in my office. The bright side is that they sleep until lunch.

I have been cooking over the weekend, and we have quite a bit of zucchini in the deep freeze that needs to be converted into bread and muffins before the next crop come in this summer. We are baking while I am at home all day. On top of that I make dinner each evening. Most days I am active so I plan around 1200 calories for dinner. I am hoping to go back to the office around the same weight.