Yuzuki Posted June 5, 2017 Share Posted June 5, 2017 Due to circumstances I was lucky enough to be able to work from home 4 days out of 5 for about a year and a half. On top of that, although it was a full time job, I had a very light workload. A lot of the time I was able to just idly browse the web or walk around the house doing random stuff. I eventually lost that job due to downsizing, and have been at a new workplace for nearly 2 months. I've really been struggling with getting into that routine again. Getting up early, driving to work, staying for 9 hours and driving back, with only a few hours left for free time. I don't dislike the job - when comparing the actual job content I'd say it's a step up compared to before. It pays slightly better, too. But actually having to work for the full 8 hours again is difficult to me. I'm so used to being able to do whatever pops into my mind at any time of day, that it almost feels like a little prison at times. What triggered this post for instance, was seeing a non-work related file on my personal laptop that was last edited during working hours. It instantly made me feel sad that this will never be possible again. I haven't really talked about this much because people aren't very understanding. I realize of course that this is simply what working life is like. Everybody is in the same situation I am in and they just deal with it. I certainly don't want the world to provide for me while I don't do anything, either. I hope people here won't assume anything like that, because it is the only reaction I ever got from people I did mention it to. I guess I just want to mention these feelings somewhere and have someone understand that while it is the way of things, it can still be a very difficult thing to (re)adjust to. And of course, I would love any advice you might have. Thank you. Link to comment
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