Two months after her Jap-venture getaway, Davina Ong now finds herself working from home (WFH) in ‘peasant-like’ conditions.
That’s because the PR manager’s broadband provider relies on Australia’s NBN network, which is to be kind, at least 3 tiers below a more advanced city, like Tokyo.
“Yes we are in unprecedented times” Davina began lecturing Robelyne from TPG’s this morning.
“But the Tokyo prefecture would be able to handle the increased demand”
After confirming her hypothesis that it’s Australia who is behind the rest of the world with the Philippines-based customer service agent, it was certainly no longer a surprise when Davina was unable to Zoom later this afternoon.
“Urghh, how did I not see this coming?”
“Sorry guys, I simply can’t dial in. Australia just is not very WFH friendly” she Slacks her team.
Although having never actually WFH in Japan, Davina speaks as if unlike the rest of Asia, Japan does have a healthy work-life balance, and that before COVID-19, would encourage its employees to work-from-home or and to not do 50-hour weeks.
“Australia’s fucking stressful” she sighs. “I can’t wait till the quarantines over.”
More spice to come.