Work in the time of the pandemic
No one is making fun of the coronavirus, joking about mandatory self-isolation, about working from home or about restrictions on the movement anymore. People aren’t starting the day with funny messages or Facebook memes. It’s been only a few weeks so far and those newly formed conditions are no longer a temporary state; on the contrary, they have become a reality, which is being hard to accept. This new world is a big challenge for everyone.
The turning point came, undoubtedly, with shutting schools and shopping centres, introducing restrictions on public transport and a radical change in the organisation of companies. Everybody was in shock and would try to overcome it either with jokes and memes, with a sudden urge to catch up on film series or household chores. But soon it turned out that the lockdown would last longer than a week or two. And that all of us would need to change our lives.