Never going back to the office

luka

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i look like a wizened shrunken grandad and you look red and puffy.
 
Saw him about three years ago. Drank a load of lager and then done pub gak in the Royal sovereign all night. In memory of Mark Fisher. It's what he would have wanted
Went there quite a bit when my ex lived beside it. good weirdo crowd that sometimes get on the decks and play garage and jungle. Good pizza. Saw a punk stand on the table and shove pizza crust up His arse. What else do you want from a pub?
 

luka

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i've never known someone as obsessed with sex. he always has to be having sex. if he's not had sex for a day or two he starts getting depressed and irrational.
 

martin

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I still don't want to. I've got fresh air and natural sunlight in my flat (vs. air-con and strip lighting in a basement-level open plan); I can pop out at any time of day, or call a friend and talk shit, or listen to King Tubby while I'm working, or order stuff and know I'll be in to collect it, or go to Zoom Language School mid-afternoon, or go down the park...and all without missing a work deadline. None of which I can do in the office.

Our place is saying they're planning to reopen in October. Think I'm gonna appeal to my company's interests and say, look, the run-up to Xmas is always busy...if I go down with the 'rona, I'll be out of action for weeks, and it might cause chaos and delays...! BUT...if I stay here, in the warm...well, there's a MUCH reduced chance of me getting bat flu, etc etc, zzzz...

Also, I don't know how I'm going to manage the switch back to unnecessarily paying £168 a month just for the privilege of travelling to an office I don't want to be in (and/or getting bat flu off some dick on the tube who wants to sit on my lap and splutter in my face 'cos Covid's a BBC-funded lie by the you-know-whos) without feeling a sudden violent urge to strangle the entire Transport for London management team ( in a joyful, harmless, non-arrestable way, of course!)

(ETA yeah yeah, I know this is a load of self-indulgent pish to a binman, etc. I just wanna stay a shut-in 'til 2021 at least)
 
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Leo

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@martin , those reasons you mention (even pre-corona) are pretty much why I've worked from home since 2002. plus, I hate dealing with office bullshit.
 

martin

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Sounds:cool: @Leo. Question is, does my boss get with the 'new normal' or revert to the "we MUST have bums on seats 'cos that= productivity" model...like we're all back at school and need to be ticked off on the register...?

It's so silly and pointless. I've wanted to be like you and work from home for the last two years, but have usually been denied in an 'everything might go wrong if you do! / everyone might wanna join you and we can't say no if YOU'VE done it, and we now have an empty office!' fake doomsday scenario style.

Still, might be a few of us questioning it now, instead of just me bringing it up...who knows...?
 

luka

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"this week it was the turn of Barny North, who works in digital media and has lived on the street for nine years, to DJ. He says he spent a lot of the week thinking about his playlist. "It's very eclectic. A bit of pop. Mostly jazz, a bit of RnB, a bit of reggae." His first track was Nina Simone's Feeling Good."
 
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