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"CAPIS Views from Quarantine 3"

posted by CAPIS on 05/18/2020 at 3:25 pm

by CAPIS

05/18/2020 at 3:25 pm

Since March 16, CAPIS has transitioned to almost every employee working remotely, so we thought we’d share our home-office views and  how our employees have kept busy. We’ll continue to share more “CAPIS Views” in the coming days, so be sure to check back for updates here on the website or on our LinkedIn.

Previous “Views from Quarantine” posts:  1 | 2

Kelly Eskildsen, Equity Trading | Dallas, TX

What’s the best part about the new working situation?
My favorite part of working from home is the extra time I get to spend with my family.  I get to have breakfast with the kids!
What do you miss about working in the office?
I miss the conversations with my team and coworkers.
How are you keeping yourself busy? (TV shows, hobbies, projects, etc.)
With all of the elearning, I have become a substitute teacher for our 3 kids.  Thankfully my Algebra skills are still sharp.
Best tip for working remotely?
Wake up at the usual time.  I traded my commute in the car for a walk or yoga!
What would you say to those working on the COVID-19 front lines?
Thank you for your dedication to helping others!
 


Chris Halverson, Institutional Sales | Dallas, TX

What’s the best part about the new working situation?
The fully stocked break room is definitely nice, but getting the keys to the executive washroom feels like first class to me. To quote Seinfeld, “I thought I smelled lilac.”
What do you miss about working in the office?
As distracting as office life can be, I miss seeing everyone and being able to joke around now and then.  My girls don’t appreciate my material.
How are you keeping yourself busy? (TV shows, hobbies, projects, etc.)
In addition to being the on-site help desk for the family, I definitely do more cooking and yard work than normal.  As for TV, we’ve been watching a ton of Curb Your Enthusiasm lately.  Larry David is a genius!
Best tip for working remotely?
Keep a dress shirt nearby, in case the boss wants to Zoom.  And comfortable shoes are a must.
What would you say to those working on the COVID-19 front lines?
Thank you!  (We never say those two words enough.)
       


Laura Wahlquist, Accounts Payable Clerk | Dallas, TX

What’s the best part about the new working situation?
Not waking up to my alarm clock.
What do you miss about working in the office?
My daily lunch workouts at Trophy Fitness.
How are you keeping yourself busy? (TV shows, hobbies, projects, etc.).
Running, walking, yin yoga, cross stitching and streaming.
Best tip for working remotely?
Don’t work in your pajamas.
What would you say to those working on the COVID-19 front lines?
Thank you for your service.

        


Rob Duckworth, Director of Business Systems Analysis | Dallas, TX

What’s the best part about the new working situation?
The best part about working remotely is the time I save by reducing my commute each way from almost 1 hour to approximately 1 minute.   We’ve actually seen an increase in productivity in our department since none of us are anxious to stop working at a specific time to catch a train or “try” to beat rush hour traffic.
What do you miss about working in the office?
Without question, I miss seeing my coworkers.  Seeing them in online meetings is certainly nice, but nothing can truly replace face-to-face interactions.  I also miss the coffee.  Not the quality, but you can’t beat the price.
How are you keeping yourself busy? (TV shows, hobbies, projects, etc.)
Quite honestly, since my To Do List has not changed, I don’t have that much extra time .  I still have a lawn to mow, a house to maintain, etc.  However, I have been able to catch up on reading using the time I’m saving by not going into the office.
Best tip for working remotely?
The first thing to do is to find a productive place to work that feels like an office away from the office.  That should help to reduce any distractions.  For anyone that doesn’t necessarily like working remotely, it’s imperative to look at the bright side.   You’re at home working, and not at home looking for work.   Things could be much worse, so be thankful.
What would you say to those working on the COVID-19 front lines?
I don’t have the best reputation for short answers, but this will be an exception.  THANK YOU!
 

 

Previous “Views from Quarantine” posts:  1 | 2

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