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Hamza Sezgin

Just a day after I heard about the first case of COVID-19 in Germany, my local HR Manager told me to get ready to get into Work from Home in the next few days.

At first, I thought, that’s good, I’ll save the time I spent commuting and have more time for my partner and our cats. While this is true, I also learned that I quite enjoyed my commute and started to miss it.

I always had the same ritual after leaving my house: get a coffee from my next-door bakery, hop into the subway, read a book/the news, arrive at the office. Now I spend the first half-hour of my day, brewing a cup of coffee, and drinking it while checking the news.

The second thing I really learned while working from home, is how much better the work in the office was, just because you see a few faces in the elevator or the kitchen when getting coffee/lunch.

I’m really happy to be given the opportunity to keep doing my job from home. Thank you to all the colleagues who I have calls with on a daily and weekly basis. They give me a feeling of belonging and being part of a big family. The Foundever family.


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