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Missing the Office

2020 has been very strange so far with the craziness of the worldwide pandemic. The Mindset team has been working from home for the past 5 weeks and I’m going a little stir crazy. I relate to my dogs more than ever now and understand why they bolt out the door every chance they get.

They’re in quarantine for at least 8 hours a day and spend their days looking out the window for anything out of the ordinary to happen. I think I can speak for my dogs as well when I say that the highlight of my Friday was my neighbor’s dogs escaping to our yard and our dogs sneaking through the broken fence to play. Not only was I happy to see more dogs, but I got to catch up with a couple of my neighbors for a few minutes.

It’s the little things I’m missing the most. Like talking to someone face to face without worry of a safe social distance and the normalcy of my long morning commute into the office. Just kidding, I don’t miss the drive, but I do miss going into the office.

Here are a few things I miss about going into the Mindset office:

1. We just moved into our new space! We moved to the 9 th floor of the Tractor Works building and I miss my new desk and the view of the city.

2. I miss being able to ask questions in person vs. Slack.

3. I miss having workout buddies- we’re still trying to keep each other accountable at home, but it’s more fun going down to the gym together.

4. Team lunch Fridays. I can say every person around me will groan about being starving at least once and puts a wager on whether our delivery will be on time or late. It’s late more times than not and you better believe at least one of us will aggressively raid the snack drawer for several bags of chips (you know who you are).

5. Lastly, I miss my co-workers! Missing our afternoon banter and Spotify playlists. Friday’s are especially fun with Rebecca Black’s Friday would’ve being played because on Friday’s we have fun, fun, fun.

The good news is, we’re all doing our part and the longer we do it, the quicker we’ll be able to get back to normal. If you’re on the verge of a mental breakdown (if you haven’t had one already), I hope you know you’re doing better than you think! There’s a lot of uncertainty around what the future holds, but this too shall pass. Stay healthy and safe.

Ashlee Jacob is an SAP Recruiter at Mindset Consulting. She's passionate about helping people reach positive outcomes and loves being able to connect great talent with opportunities that will help them grow professionally. She enjoys getting to know the SAP talent community and has quickly realized how they're just as excited about cutting edge technology as we are at Mindset. Outside of work, Ashlee can be found hosting friends and family, playing with her 2 Boxers (Addy and Jaymo), going to concerts, biking, hiking, and ice fishing to make MN winters more bearable.

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