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Out of office: How coronavirus has changed our working lives forever


Bigger homes, video skills and rethinking the clock: coronavirus could change our working lives forever, writes Niamh Horan

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 Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Coronavirus Ireland: Some people now take it as a ‘‘given’’ that the end of the office is nigh

Coronavirus Ireland: Some people now take it as a ‘‘given’’ that the end of the office is nigh

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Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

As the Covid-19 pandemic initially took hold, a cartoon from the The New Yorker summed up the new way of working. In it, a man sits at his laptop: “My God, those meetings really COULD have all been emails,” he gasps.

Four weeks in, and the latest sketch paints a very different picture. A man stands in front of a closet and sees his wife hiding behind their clothes: “Dinner is ready if you want to take a break from your personal space.”


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