I really need some advice, I don’t know what to do, since we are all in mostly isolation, there is no one else I can really talk to.
my office is trying to get some people to work from home due to the coronavirus, however the office will remain open for those where this would not work out, there are restrictions on the criteria. I have a couple of serious concerns, one being by adaptive equipment due to my disability, I would not be able to tak it home myself, so someone would have to come set it up, which I don’t even know how likely that would be, and things can easily go wrong, I already have a lot of issues with it at work, if am onw my own at home, it would be even more challenging with no support around.
the other problem, is my family, they don’t really understand work boundaries and would be constantly interrupting me, and I can’t guarantee that they would not try to see what’s on the computer, also, those of you who know the issues that I normally have, this job that I managed to get was one step of trying to be able to stand on my own, basically, the way my family sees it, I should just work at home permanently, if I do this now, they will essentially try to force me to not to go back, things are extremely controlling in my household, my job was the only thing that has some semblance of normalcy, because I could get out of the house for those hours during the day, it will be extremely detrimental if I lose that reprieve. They have already been hinting at it for a long time, but until now, it wasn’t really a viable option because the employer did not allow it.
my team leader and my manager tried to convince me to do it, in which I tried to explain to them, in terms that were not too specific, that due to my living arrangement, it would be difficult to accomplish. They assumed that it was because i didn’t have the space or that i had many people in my house, which i did not say, but i also don’t really want to get in to all the details of my situation with peole at work. my family has not stopped yelling at me for nearly three weeks now, one reason because I got a col and they think it’s my fault and that I didn’t obey what they said, another, is because they think I am putting them at risk and being selfish by going to work. I managed to tell them it’s complicated because of the technology situation, which is technically true
am I doing something wrong in all this? I really don’t want to be irresponsible, but if I cave to this demand, I essentially lose all the progress I’ve made and I don’t see any way I can undo it later. I am taking all the precautions they have asked of us at work, disinfecting, hand-washing, staying away from people so I feel that it’s fairly low-risk at this point but of course, scruples are flaring up