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Why can't I just stay home and work?

VizionVR
Level 8
I have a desk job (graphic design), yet my employer insists I drive to the office to work.

The computer and software at my office are inferior to anything I have at home. We have zero walk in clients, all our clients are contracted through negotiations handled via phone or email. Each job time is logged electronically and scrutinized twice, so really no chance of my fudging hours, besides I get salary, so fudging hours does nothing for me personally. Even when I wish to speak with someone inter-office it's done through the phone. Driving to work is the reason I was seriously injured last year. Now my employee health insurance is helping pay for a long list of specialist checkups and physical therapy.

So here I sit wondering why I'm here and not working from home. Can someone offer me a logical reason?
Is it just because that's they way it's been done, and now we're just mimicking our own outdated conveyances to keep alive that old psychological comfort level?
Not a Rift fanboi. Not a Vive fanboi. I'm a VR fanboi. Get it straight.
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saviornt
Level 3
Internet upload speeds.
Current WIPs using Unreal Engine 4: Agrona - Tales of an Era: Medieval Fantasy MORPG

Skelator
Level 2
Everything I do, is for the sake of evil. Almost>;{} Tianhe-2|1,375 TiB|12.4 PB|OS Kylin Linux|VR Input Marmalade Jars All my "POSTs" in this forum are fictitious. Any resemblance to real "FACTs", living or dead, is a miracle. 😉

VizionVR
Level 8
"saviornt" wrote:
Internet upload speeds.


Not an issue, and before it's mentioned, neither are data limits. All large transfers are handled through an FTP client.

"Dilbert" wrote:
"On my fourth day of telecommuting I realize that clothes are totally unnecessary.

:lol:
This, my friend, is definitely NOT a liability of working at home!
Not a Rift fanboi. Not a Vive fanboi. I'm a VR fanboi. Get it straight.

MrMonkeybat
Level 3
Perhaps they fear that without someone looking over your shoulder you might be tempted to procrastinate more and more by visiting forums like this one.

EarlGrey
Level 5
There's always a risk of falling out of your chair :mrgreen:

No, seriously, this is actually a company like MureVR is working on, the Breakroom, the virtual desktop productivity environment customizable to you:
http://www.murevr.com/

But we're probably a decade away from this being practical.

VizionVR
Level 8
"mrmonkeybat" wrote:
Perhaps they fear that without someone looking over your shoulder you might be tempted to procrastinate more and more by visiting forums like this one.


We have in place a detailed, pre-job, time estimation system, his name is Neil. 🙂
If my completed job hours exceed the estimated time for that job, I have some explaining to do.

Even at the office if I want to take an extended break I can, as long as that job is accomplished in the allotted time. Home would be no different.
Not a Rift fanboi. Not a Vive fanboi. I'm a VR fanboi. Get it straight.

VizionVR
Level 8
"EarlGrey" wrote:
There's always a risk of falling out of your chair :mrgreen:


Funny you should mention that. "provable liability for on the job injury" is the one reason I was given when I asked my employer. They were afraid if I injured myself while "off the clock" God forbid I might be covered by my employer's insurance. Falling out of my chair, accidentally stapling my eyeball, you know, normal office injuries that could also happen off the clock.
Not a Rift fanboi. Not a Vive fanboi. I'm a VR fanboi. Get it straight.

MrsVR
Level 2
Your boss has a crush on you, obviously. Everyone else in IT is sitting in their PJs at home.
Rendering/Game engineer

VizionVR
Level 8
"MrsVR" wrote:
Your boss has a crush on you, obviously.


Well, duh! Who doesn't! 8-)

"MrsVR" wrote:
Everyone else in IT is sitting in their PJs at home.

PJs are for pansies. Commando or GTFO!
Not a Rift fanboi. Not a Vive fanboi. I'm a VR fanboi. Get it straight.