A video of a man sharing his take on working remotely for eight hours went viral on TikTok.
The video only showed the computer screen of user Aman Kalsi (@aman__kalsi). It shifts to him, who gives a thumbs up and then knocks over his Xbox controller. A whimper is heard as he zooms onto the carpet. The overlay text reads, “POV: You’ve been working remotely for the past 8 hours straight.” In the caption, he wrote, “Laptop not the only thing shutdown,” paired with hashtags about working as a software engineer.
The video has been viewed over 207,000 times since its release on July 10. The TikTok resonated with viewers as they shared their experiences of working from home.
@aman__kalsi Laptop isn’t the only thing shutting down #coding #programming #softwareengineering ♬ YOU ARE USING A SOUND CREATED BY A FURRY LMAOOOOOO – I like modified lol
“This Teams or Outlook notification is now like PTSD,” shared one user.
“Who else gets severe dizziness after working on a computer all day?” asked a second.
“Slack notifications are my trigger,” said a third.
Others commented on their preference for working remotely over working in person.
“Still better than being in the office all day listening to Sue from HR break her coffee maker last night,” said one user.
“It’s still better to be in the office all day,” agreed a second.
“I love working from home, no traffic jams, more tranquility in my work environment, better coffee,” commented another.
Remote work has become commonplace in recent years. Since the pandemic, many people have switched from working in the office to working remotely. According to Forbes, Meanwhile, 97% of employees don’t want to return to the office full-time 61% of employees prefer to work completely remotely. Additionally, 74% of professionals believe remote work will become the new normal. This has led to organizations working entirely remotely or adopting a hybrid model where half the time is in the office and the other half is working remotely.
This has led to companies overburdening their remote and hybrid workers. According to Quantum Workplace, 17% of hybrid workers work 50 hours per week, followed by 11% of workers working remotely. However, only 8% of their on-site colleagues work 50 hours a week. Feelings of being overwhelmed and burned out are widespread among these workers.
The Daily Dot reached out to Aman for comment via TikTok comment and email.
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*Initial publication: July 30, 2022 at 12:01 p.m. CDT
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https://www.dailydot.com/irl/pov-remote-working-8-hours/ TikToker shares the POV of working remotely at your desk for 8 hours