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Do you feel lonely at work?

Unread postby niXin » 2 June 2021, 11:10

Everyday at work I feel too lonely, in the office where nobody else exist because of the quarantine everybody works from home, I live alone and being all the day at home drives me crazy so I come to the office. I like what I do, so I don't feel bad about my job or being at the office all the time, but I feel bad when I remember that when I go back home there will be nobody to meet me and ask "How was your day".

Do others feel the same? Or its only me having not normal life?
Unfortunately the world tend not to accept the ones who don't look or behave like majority.
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Re: Do you feel lonely at work?

Unread postby betonhaus » 2 June 2021, 12:54

It does get depressing. At least with my job I have coworkers and supervisors as you can't really do machining remotely.
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Re: Do you feel lonely at work?

Unread postby rogonandi » 2 June 2021, 13:40

Not really, but they keep me quite busy at work. :)
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Re: Do you feel lonely at work?

Unread postby René » 2 June 2021, 15:14

I already always worked from home (being self-employed) and still do, so there hasn't been much of a change for me.
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Re: Do you feel lonely at work?

Unread postby OutsideIn » 2 June 2021, 16:04

No, but I am antisocial. A lot of the people I work with now aren't very nice either. Some people need more social interaction than others.
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Re: Do you feel lonely at work?

Unread postby Severelius » 2 June 2021, 22:08

Quite often.

I work in a retail environment so it's not like I'm sealed into some office or cubicle for 8 hours a day. But while I do spend some time of my day with at least one co-worker due to overlapping shifts, my co-workers aren't really very much like me at all. So it's hard to find anything substantive to talk about or form a friendship type of bond over.

And I still spend approximately 5 hours of my 8 hour shift alone manning the shop. And with the seemingly terminal decline of the in-person shop-based side of the gambling industry, that 5 hours is often spent mostly sat by myself with nothing but the droning annoying voices of the studio racing commentators for company.
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Re: Do you feel lonely at work?

Unread postby McTaggartfan » 2 June 2021, 23:10

René wrote:I already always worked from home (being self-employed) and still do, so there hasn't been much of a change for me.


Even if you don't, I feel rather lonely sometimes when you're at work.
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Re: Do you feel lonely at work?

Unread postby niXin » 3 June 2021, 12:57

Thank you all for your answers. Seems like I am the one who needs more social interaction
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Re: Do you feel lonely at work?

Unread postby Eryx » 3 June 2021, 13:04

Good thing that Covid is getting better in Europe, a good chance to meet new people.
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