COVID-19 Diaries| Pune IT Employees WFH

I had to work from home today and just finished my 8 hours shift. It is so annoying. I don’t like working on laptop – coding on a laptop is difficult and testing is near impossible. The laptop resolution, the slow speed of remote connection, the irritating scrolling; it is quite a task. Many COVID-19…

COVID-19 Diaries| A/B Testing

Yep, it is happening. Finally! My sister’s office carried out this exercise two weeks ago, so it is safe to say that my company is quite reluctant to give WFH. A/B testing is an analytical term. I am using it losely here. The employee headcount will be divided in two groups – A and B….

COVID-19 Diaries| WFH Readiness

Many members of my team are in self-quarantine more for past few days. People are more scared that I thought they were. The demand for WFH has increased, enough for the higher management to take notice. We filled an online survey today. Do you have a company provided laptop? Do you have personal laptop? Do…

COVID-19 Diaries| DESERTED STREETS

This is one of the busiest roads in Pune, at 8:33 am. I clicked this photo just as my office took a sharp right turn. Not too shabby for a passing shot, huh? The CM has declared that schools and colleges remain close until March 31, 2020. I did not know this will result in…

COVID-19 Diaries| WORK FROM HOME In High Demand

The virus is spreading, the tolls are rising and the panic mode is on an all-time high. The managers have asked us to verify if we are enabled for working from home. Most of my team members have already responded positively, because they WFH at least once every week. How would I, if I have…