A new survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Freshly reveals the biggest struggled people face while working from home. With many Americans planning to work from home for the foreseeable future, these struggles may continue to be an issue.
In order to find the answers they were looking for, OnePoll surveyed 2,000 Americans who have been working from home throughout the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to asking what troubles they faced in their new work environments, the study also inquired about productivity concerns, as well as any new roles they’ve had to fulfill with the whole family home full time.
According to the study, working extended hours has become an issue for many people. Three in 10 employees don’t take a lunch break, while six in 10 feel guilty taking any break during work hours. Despite taking fewer breaks, sixty-six percent of respondents agree that they're worried about being less productive.
Many workers, especially those with children at home, report they've taken on new responsibilities within their household, including thirty-seven percent of respondents describing themselves as the family's “daycare supervisor.” Four in 10 respondents are now the designated “remote schooling tutor.” Exhaustion levels are up with a number of the respondents, as well. Not only has their been a change in eating schedules, sixty four percent say nutrition has taken a back seat while working from home.
The COVID-19 pandemic is ongoing with over 200,000 deaths, according to the New York Times, so it's likely many people will continue to work from home for now. How do you feel about working from home?