The Most Crucial Tools for WFH: Kindness, and a Piece of Tape
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Work-from-homers should actively remind themselves to be compassionate and generous with those who cannot work from home.
Many of our neighbors have to perform non-remote jobs that allow society to function. Others have had their income abruptly stripped away altogether.
For the time being, put a sticker, some tape, or anything else over your computer's camera. Don't assume that because you can't see someone, they can't see you.
During your work meeting, you don't want your roommate to feature in passing in a less dignified manner.
You can use the time to rebrand yourself to your colleagues.
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