LUKE MARSDEN: Pandemic showed us the benefits of home-working
Anyone over 50 can now have the vaccine and I’m sure it’s only a matter of time that I’ll get my letter being called for the shot.
I think back to how my life was a year ago.
We were on the precipice of Boris’s “you must stay at home” announcement.
I was commuting daily on a ram-packed, delayed Northern Rail train into Manchester, splashing sanitiser on my hands every few minutes.
Little did any of us know that our lives were about to change in a monumental way.
There are very few benefits to come out of the global pandemic but the fact the nation has adopted and embraced working from home as a real and permanent concept for many, must be a true benefit.
I visited the office for the first time in six months this week and it was surreal.
I treated it like I was going on a night out: slapped gel in my hair and even put on a few squirts of aftershave!
I love working from home.
I’ve converted my spare bedroom into an office and now my house in Whelley has allowed me to become a communications hub (albeit I’ve had quite a few battles with Sky broadband!). The soundtrack to the last year has been “Luke you’re on mute!” but if we keep going with the incredible vaccine roll-out, my friends and family will wish that I was just on Zoom rather than trying to mute me over a few drinks in our gardens.
It is time we all looked at the changes the pandemic has forced upon us and seek out the benefits, muted or not!