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  • drocpsu
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    Originally posted by facelessghost View Post
    What chair is that in the picture? I love how it looks, and I'm always doing the opposite of what you do. I prefer to sit on a hard, uncushioned kitchen chair rather than a standard office chair.
    Thanks. I love the chair as well. It looks great and is fine to sit in for periods of time. I just couldnt do it all day, every day for multiple months.

    Here is the desk: https://www.wayfair.com/furniture/pd...-mrow9125.html

    This is the chair: https://www.wayfair.com/furniture/pd...-lgly4033.html

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  • facelessghost
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    Originally posted by drocpsu View Post
    I've adjusted to working from home over the past few weeks. I have an office set up in a guest bedroom, so I already had a space that I could shut the door and work quietly, or take calls without getting interrupted, (though the kids being home always leaves that in question). The biggest thing I've realized since doing this full time is the need for a new chair, which I have since replaced with a more standard, and much more comfortable/supportive, desk chair.


    What chair is that in the picture? I love how it looks, and I'm always doing the opposite of what you do. I prefer to sit on a hard, uncushioned kitchen chair rather than a standard office chair.

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  • DocDave
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    [MENTION=3886]drocpsu[/MENTION] that's a very nice looking desk and work environment. Certainly beats my sitting on the couch with a notebook computer on my lap.

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  • drocpsu
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    Working from home - the new norm. So what to wear and a Dappered work space?

    I've adjusted to working from home over the past few weeks. I have an office set up in a guest bedroom, so I already had a space that I could shut the door and work quietly, or take calls without getting interrupted, (though the kids being home always leaves that in question). The biggest thing I've realized since doing this full time is the need for a new chair, which I have since replaced with a more standard, and much more comfortable/supportive, desk chair.


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  • theplayerking
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    Last year I invested in a Herman Miller desk chair and now I'm very glad I did. It's expensive, but worth is as I'm in it at least ten hours day. Also got some Beats over-the-ear, noise cancelling headphones that I can use with my iPhone. Also expensive, but worth it, in my opinion.

    I shower first thing every morning and usually wear a button down and jeans because I do a lot of video calls on Zoom.

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  • 3piece
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    I wear my wool pants and shirt (with field jacket when going out), because
    1. Normally I pick up some tea drink in the morning
    2. I pick up my lunch
    3. I have wool pants and shirt way more than anything else

    50:50 I would change to sweatpants after lunch.

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  • hauttedoggie
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    Work from ....Hawai’i???

    I’ve been working from home in Hawaii for 2wks now. My daughter is in college here and was going to transfer&move end of the year. Then school shut, so we flew out here to help her pack out early and fix&sell her ‘96 T100. And then the whole country started shutting down. So we decided it was better to stay on the island and work from her apt. The other option was return to Chicago were we share our house w/ 4 grandkids: HI is more effective wfh for me, more sanity for my wife...and off course it’s Hawai’i.

    Normally, to get my mindset right for wfh, I need to dress same as when I go into office. But HI, even during this gorgeous time of year, it is a bit like camping - even after a shower, I always feel a little sticky and disheveled. So I’ve regressed to simply wearing sleep shorts and throwing on the same shirt multiple days in a row. It doesn’t help that - b/c of 5hr time zone difference - I’m starting my days at 4pm to stay somewhat synched with Chicago homebase.

    No dappered space here, I’m hunkered down between 3 spots: college apt kitchen table, college couch, and backyard under the avocado tree (ah...Hawai’i)

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  • mebejoseph
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    My wife and I have been having some theme days to keep things fun.

    Today is Work From Home Film Noir Friday. Not sure how long those photos will be visible on this site.




    And if you need trench coats:

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  • kongmw
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    I've been wearing the same pair of sweatpants and hunched over my wifes make-up desk in our closet-sized NYC apartment for the past week.
    In other words, yeah its working out great lol

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  • MIS997
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    I’m still working at the office, but we’ve limited our customer interaction, so they’re allowing us to go casual. I said “screw it” for a few days when things were feeling really uncertain, but I’m carrying on now and going back to my normal wardrobe, minus the tie since it’s been pretty warm in Dallas the past few days. It just feels normal, and I need that.

    Sid Mashburn wrote about working from home in his semi-regular “Hey Sid!” article.

    https://www.sidmashburn.com/hey-sid

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  • julius12
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    1. When I decide what to wear, it always has to be functional first, stylish second.

    2. My work mentality is not tied to my clothes. I can be just as focused wearing shorts and a t-shirt in bed fighting off sleep at 2am.

    Because of these 2 factors, I don't dress up when I work from home. If I did, I would feel like I'm just playing dress up, and it would probably be distracting as I'd keep thinking "why the hell am I so dressed up at home?". Besides, I don't see the point of unnecessarily wearing out nice going-out clothes.

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  • Tacitus
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    I'm in a fairly small one-bedroom, so my desk is in the corner of the bedroom. I don't love the setup (especially after having a second bedroom which served as a home office in my previous place), but I have dual monitors and a good chair, so it's not too bad in practice.

    YMMV but I find that showering and putting on pants and a shirt gets me more focused than sitting around in gym shorts/sweats.

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  • DocDave
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    Well I am definitely going to move my office. I have been working in the living room, just off the kitchen. This location works well for 90% of the date. The remaining 10% is when the wife decides to use the kitchen for lunch or what-have-you. And the law of averages means she is doing that when I am on a conference call. So tomorrow I will banish myself to the basement.

    The basement isn't bad. Just not as nice as the upstairs.

    Dress wise, I am still in comfy clothes. Nothing like a bathrobe. More like comfy pants from the Gap and a JC sweater.

    [MENTION=19634]CK83[/MENTION] Yikes! Take care of yourself. Glad to hear of your positive attitude though. I think that's half the battle right there. Cheers.

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  • mebejoseph
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    Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
    Right now I've got my work laptop on my dining room/kitchen table. I'm sitting on a wood dining chair which is killing my butt to sit on for long periods. It kinda stinks and I'm not sure what to do, as I don't have a desk or an office chair or anything here at home, and no good place to put them even if I had them. Sigh.
    My wife is using the same set up you are and with the same results in regard to her butt.

    She got this and she says it fixed the problem:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    She loves it.

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  • mcadamsandwich
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    Great timing, I've recently started working from home and added a little workstation to our bonus room.

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