I absolutely love my job of over 20 years and through necessity I have a finger on the pulse and the action...or lack of it, of the government of the day. Nevertheless I too have been advised at the ripe old age of 65, that I'll be working from home for two or three days a week, my choice, going forward till I pull the pin at perhaps age 71, assuming I haven't fallen off the perch by then
I sometimes take a walk around town after work and occasionally I'll pass by the station when my old train the 16:32 arrives at around 17:20...virtually empty. The station car park is almost empty with perhaps 10 cars on a good day.
It's amazing that so many trains are still passing through Ballan, virtually carrying fresh air.
Working from home has been a real game changer as I've been able to spend more time in the garden and riding on weekends, around 30km or so without getting totally exhausted on hills or with strong head winds...or a combination of both as was the case yesterday.
This means, I'll be able to work from presumably anywhere in Australia as I have done from Mildura twice so far and assuming we come out of COVID lockdowns by next winter, I'll equally be able to work from FNQ when I travel out to Forsayth on the Savannahlander and I also explore some of the Herberton Tablelands from Innisfail, set myself up for a few days at Millaa Millaa hopefully all by the E-bike and public transport (Spirit of Queensland).
However the downside is, I'm currently not walking Collins Street every day...twice and that's showing on the waistline and the fact that I've got more time to cook at home and with the cooking comes my sweet tooth, which I definitely should not be doing