Photography by Cory
It’s official. We’ve all survived the first work week of 2016. It may have taken a few extra cups of coffee, but we did it!
My first week at my new job went really well, but it left me feeling so exhausted by the weekend. It’s pretty draining to be the “new girl” at the office, but so far, I like what I’m doing and everyone seems very nice. After a few months of working from home (in solitude), I will say that feels amazing to get back into an office setting. Although, there are some things that will stay with my company after all that time working from home. The software that we used to share documents while we were all working remotely offered zero-trust network access to our business platform – which is still useful working in an office. Now that we are used to working with such high cybersecurity run software, I think it’s important that now we are back in the office this is kept up to standard! Of course, cybersecurity is such a huge thing for businesses, so it’s important that they have the correct software in place to deter hackers. The organization I’m with now have mentioned that they use managed detection and response solutions to prevent hackers. For those who are wondering “what is managed detection and response?“, you can read online to learn about the benefits of those solutions. Businesses have to be extra cautious with things like that to keep their customer’s data safe.
I really missed having that social interaction with my peers, and I don’t think I could cope working full time without it. The company that I worked for were brilliant in trying to make it more comfortable, though. As any good company with a remote team should, they learned how to get the most out of a remote team and had ways of maintaining interaction and that ‘team’ feeling. But I just decided that, in the end, it wasn’t for me.
Of course, many people do prefer working from home and decide to set up a business that can be run in this way. In fact, my friend is one of these people. She loves the idea of working from home because she says that it allows her to connect with her business on a deeper level. But with that being said, the only part of her business that is separate from her home is the address. You may think this sounds weird, but it’s actually very common for home businesses to register for an office space, with the help of places like Your Virtual Office London (find out more on the registered office address here) that can be used for formal documents and so forth, so customers don’t know what your home address is. It provides you with that level of protection if you like. And I take my hat off to her, and the thousands of others like her because I know for a fact that I couldn’t do it.
One of my favourite parts about having a job to go to everyday is that it gives me an excuse to put together outfits again! Even though I would get dressed when I worked from home, I felt like if the outfit was too good, that I’d be “wasting it” if I didn’t go anywhere. Does anyone else ever get that feeling, or am I just a weirdo?
Side note – I’m obsessed with this blouse and the booties I found at Target! If you can get your hands on a pair of the booties, I suggest you do. They’re SO comfortable and the price can’t be beat! That’s right, Target does it again!
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