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Many of us are working from home these days. And for those who have not worked from home previously, this can be quite a change of lifestyle. We have to set up new routines and ways of keeping in contact with each other.
Listen to this short conversation between two colleagues, Mark and Lynn, who are now working from home. They discuss how things are going and their working relationship with their boss, Jenny.
Mark: How are things going?
Lynn: I had some problems at first. But it’s OK once you get used to it.
Mark: I’ve made myself a dedicatedspeziell eingerichtetdedicated workspace in the spare roomGästezimmerspare room. The only problem I have is remembering to to take a breakeine Pause machentake breaks.
Lynn: I set the alarm to take a short break every 90 minutes. I usually to hit the wallan seine Grenzen stoßenhit the wall if I go two hours without a break.
Mark: I think I’ve had more contact with Jenny when to work remotelynicht vom Büro aus arbeitenworking remotely than when we were in the office!
Lynn: Me, too. She likes to touch base with sb.zu jmdm. Kontakt aufnehmentouch base with me every day to see how I’m to get onzurecht-, klarkommengetting on.
Mark: She probably thinks she needs to to keep an eye on sb.ein Auge auf jmdn. habenkeep an eye on everyone.
Lynn: Especially you! But seriously, she runs our virtual stand-up meetingkurzes Meeting im Stehenstand-up meetings really well each Monday morning.
Mark: I agree. I’m to be all earsganz Ohr sein, aufmerksam zuhörenall ears for her weekly update on how things are going.