11-12-2020, 12:07 AM
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I've been grateful that I can do my job remotely, which I have been since March. But as a result, I really haven't had the impetus to shave. I sometimes go weeks at a time - it never grows into a nice beard, unfortunately, but I don't think to grab my razor or any of my soaps. It's not really until my wife complains about my 'scruffiness' that I shave again.

My "soap-a-week" log indicates I change soaps every 6 weeks. In 2019 it was monthly and in 2018 it was every two weeks. Does this mean 2021 will be every two months?!

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 11-12-2020, 03:41 AM
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  • Sully
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I'm  not working remotely but up until this week I have been working virtually.  Since March I shave once or twice a week.  Since I'm wearing a mask at work I don't see that changing anytime soon.

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 11-12-2020, 04:20 AM
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Nope. Daily shaver before...during...and will be after this pandemic is relegated to the history books.

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 11-12-2020, 04:37 AM
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I've been working remotely since March, but still shave every day, just as I did before the pandemic.

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 11-12-2020, 05:38 AM
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Retired but I still go out for cardiac rehab 2x a week and shop, etc'. Life goes on as normal for us. No, it hasn't changed my shaving one iota. When I need to be presentable I shave.

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 11-12-2020, 09:28 AM
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[Image: EJ2JgUQ.jpg]Working in a hospital, I wear face masks now all day long.
No one would see a few days growth.
For some odd reasons I still shave on every workday.
Two of us four senior anaesthesiologists are now on sick leave.
Reminds me of the Zulu warSmile




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 11-12-2020, 10:53 AM
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Nope.
Not a bit has changed for me, still shave about every other day.

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 11-12-2020, 02:37 PM
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I've worked from home prior to COVID and shaved six days a week.  Usually taking Saturday off to get a break.  During COVID, my habits haven't changed.  My skin is oily in nature and even one day's growth makes me "think" my skin is even slicker.  A nice shave solves that problem.




John

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 11-12-2020, 02:55 PM
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Purchased seven new Simpsons since I was furloughed.  I guess I have kept myself busy.

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 11-12-2020, 05:57 PM
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  • MrGuy
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I’ve been working from home since early March, which has since turned in to permanently with the closing of my office. As happy as I am to be avoiding layoffs so far, I really don’t enjoy it. As far as changing shaving habits, yes and no. I usually stop shaving the full face around September - March for a winter beard, but have kept shaving 6-7 days a week this year to keep what little sanity I have left. The routine helps me. Plus, I’m finding it terribly obnoxious to wear a fabric mask that keeps catching on the stubble after a day or so without a shave when I do need to be amongst the real people   Smile

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 11-12-2020, 06:14 PM
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I've been working from home during this and still shave every day. I didn't have to stay clean shaven for work or anything like that, but its part of my routine and still a nice bit of zen in the day.

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 11-12-2020, 06:21 PM
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  • 2Chops
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We operate a coffee & tea shop on the first floor of our restored Victorian.  So I always work from home.  Shave every day as I have for decades.  With an occasional day off just because.[Image: hKIfCsZ.jpg]

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 11-12-2020, 07:36 PM
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(11-12-2020, 04:20 AM)primotenore Wrote: Nope. Daily shaver before...during...and will be after this pandemic is relegated to the history books.

+1  even when I was teaching remotely from home, I still shaved every day. It is just a great habit. Smile

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 11-13-2020, 12:15 AM
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Wow, good for you all! I thought I'd have a little company!

(11-12-2020, 05:57 PM)MrGuy Wrote: I’ve been working from home since early March, which has since turned in to permanently with the closing of my office. As happy as I am to be avoiding layoffs so far, I really don’t enjoy it.

I feel like I should send condolences on the permanent WFH. My wife's company just announced multiple site closures including hers, but no layoffs. She isn't thrilled about not going back, there's very little solidarity, teambuilding, etc. when you aren't face to face. The work doesn't suffer, but humans are social creatures and so I think this paradigm shift may cause us to struggle. I feel like most of my adult friends are work colleagues and that's harder to foster over Teams or Skype. I also feel bad for all the cafeteria, maintenance, and janitorial service people who will be losing their jobs too.

I've been working from home since March, and don't expect to go back until next March. My friend at Amazon was told next June! I look forward to being able to laugh and joke around, but I do hope the 5-day workweek becomes 2-3 days on site in the future though.

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 11-13-2020, 04:42 AM
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  • chazt
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Good thread. My shave habit has remained almost unchanged in terms of number of shaves per week, i.e., 5-6. However my weekend shaves have been precious for their slow, unstressed vibe. Working from home, as most of you, I sleep later in the morning which gives me less time to shave. So my students sometimes see me with stubble while wearing a T-shirt, as I’ve ditched the button down shirt and tie which was my uniform for almost 40 years. Countdown update, 28 work days until retirement! Can I get a woo hoo?

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 11-13-2020, 07:45 AM
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Congratulations on your future retirement, Charlie. Woo hoo!  Thumbsup

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 11-13-2020, 07:58 AM
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Congrats on the retirement! If anything retirement is underrated. But there are a few downsides to it that no one ever mentions... No vacation days anymore, and no holidays off. It's just full time retirement with no breaks from it!

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 11-13-2020, 08:22 AM
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  • chazt
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(11-13-2020, 07:45 AM)celestino Wrote: Congratulations on your future retirement, Charlie. Woo hoo!  Thumbsup
I love a good woo hoo! Thanks, Celestino Smile
(11-13-2020, 07:58 AM)ShadowsDad Wrote: Congrats on the retirement! If anything retirement is underrated. But there are a few downsides to it that no one ever mentions... No vacation days anymore, and no holidays off. It's just full time retirement with no breaks from it!
Thanks, Brian. I’m pretty sure I will adapt Wink

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 11-13-2020, 08:45 AM
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  • RyznRio
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well since I haven't worked since March 2020, I have noticed some changes to my shave regimen from every day to every other or third day. I also spend more time shaving and more often than not, I chase the baby. I always shave if I am going out of the house even though my mask covers up my handiwork. I do wonder about that but IIWII.

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 11-14-2020, 01:04 PM
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(11-13-2020, 04:42 AM)chazt Wrote: Countdown update, 28 work days until retirement! Can I get a woo hoo?

Woo hoo!!

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