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Jerry's Weekly Newsletter

May 23 · Issue #18 · View online

I'm Jerry, a software engineer, YouTuber, and blogger. Every weekend I write about some thoughts, life lessons, and interesting things I came by for the week. I'd love for you to join.

Hi friends,
As of this week, I’m fully vaccinated! I do have to admit part of me still feels uneasy about having non-FDA fluids in my body, but I guess it’s better than the risk of contracting COVID-19. The second shot took me out for a good few days.
Socializing Again
The main welcoming aspect of the pandemic slowly recovering is being able to socialize again. It’s been over a year since I met new people. I totally forgot how to make small talk. The lack of practice made me socially inept. Thankfully (or sadly), I wasn’t the only one.
I think we’re going to start seeing a lot of pent-up socializing happening. Friend gatherings, theme-park visits, travel trips, weddings, etc. You name it. I’m feeling that way, so much to the point that I booked two weeks of vacation in June to go do a road trip.
Trending Towards Remote Work
Confession: I don’t want to go back to the office.
As the pandemic gets curbed, offices are figuring out what policies to enact. Some companies are offering permanent work-from-home (WFH) while others are offering partial.
COVID-19 accelerated the trend towards remote work and showed that it’s possible for information workers to do so while maintaining similar levels of productivity. This benefits both employers and employees.
Employees can stay home to watch their kids and have more flexible schedules to run errands during the week in between quick breaks. They can also freshly cook lunch instead of bringing leftovers or buying food.
Employers can save on commercial real estate along with the costs of maintaining a physical office.
But I’m guessing people don’t want to be completely alone at home. This might give co-working companies like WeWork a chance to make a comeback.
All fun stuff. It’ll be interesting to see how the world adjusts to a post-pandemic environment. What will change? What will remain the same? What will be the new normal? Only time will tell.
That’s all for this week. Stay tuned.
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