Slow network, overtime give tough time, say staff doing 'Work from Home '
Thiruvananthapuram: The children of IT officials are all excited to see their parents at home on holidays. But they complain that their parents are not moving away from the laptop. Everyone who work from home during the coronavirus outbreak are facing the same situation and looking after the children at home has become a challenge for many.
"It is hard to create a work atmosphere at home. While video conferencing with higher officials, children appear before it. Also working hours have increased," said Rajeev Krishnan, an IT employee in Techno Park.
"Kids peep into the room while I talk with the client and ask to play with them. It is very difficult to concentrate fully while working from home. This is for the first time I am working from home for these many days," Said Arunima, another techie. She added that completing works at the estimated time also is a hard task at home. Intense heat and slow network also affect the working speed, she said.
Amritha, a techie, said that slow network is the main challenge during work from home. "There are break times in office which is not applicable at home. But we don't have to work amidst a lot of people and it is a relief," Amritha said.
The techies are of the opinion that major change for work from home is the increased number of working hours. The usual 8-hour job is not finished even in 10 hours now. Also the speed of team work is low. It takes time to contact teammates over phone while taking decisions. It was easy when we ask doubts to the colleagues who sit next to us in office, they said.