Office return

Published on Nov 16, 2020

For the first time in a long time, I am having to plan a return to working in the office this week. Tomorrow will be my first day back in the office since late March, having worked exclusively from home for the past thirty-three weeks of the year.

I had to think long and hard about the weekend tasks I would normally do to prepare for my a week at work. Ironing enough shirts, and making sure I had something to pack in my lunchbox, were tasks I haven't done for a long time. First world problem I know, but, I need to be fully prepared at the start of the week.

With no new cases of coronavirus for the past two weeks, there is now a big push to have a majority of the city workforce back in their offices before Christmas. Getting more workers back to the city will give it a financial boost.

The train is always the best way for me to commute to the office. I generally get off a stop or two earlier and get some daily exercise, as I walk along the river. The patronage of public transport is very low at the moment, as people don't yet feel safe to return the crowded carriages that usually accompany my commute. Hopefully, I will get a seat.

I think I will give myself a little more time to get re-accustomed to the routine of commuting to the office. I don't want to be late for my first day back.