Re: I'm done
This is difficult. I am in a position where at work I have a large setup with the most insane bandwidth in the country (trust me, mine will beat yours by a country mile regardless of where you work, unless, maybe, you're at CERN or a large science/data institution in Europe or the US), and it makes my life doing what I do *very* easy. Working from home, that is no longer the case. I sit at a cheap desk that is not adjustable, tied to a generous DSL setup (but not even close to the setup I have at work), and all that in a tiny apartment (don't ask).
While I appreciate that our organisation has been very generous (and continues to be) when it comes to working from home, and continues to look at how people work from home and whether they feel they are more productive or not, I do miss the distinct change in scenery when I leave home, trundle to the bus, hop on, mask on, earphones in, possibly start catching up on email so that by the time I walk into the office (which is now open), I am ready to rock and roll. Same in reverse... leave the office, hop on the bus, wind down and review what has been done, and what needs to be done still and by the time I hop off and trundle home, I know I'll have maybe an hour at home to get the last bits done.
I'd go stir crazy at home all week. TV just doesn't cover background noise. It's the fact I am sat in what is meant to be my sanctuary, MY HOME, not my OFFICE, that eventually starts building up resentment. Hell, I'd go work in a local coffee shop if they'd offer me 10Gbps that I can plug my laptop into (but that's not going to happen, is it).
So, right now, it's a couple of days a week in the office. I might switch to 3 times, or not. It depends on what our organisation demands. Right now the flexibility during the day is suitable, maybe too... ahem... flexible, but we'll have to see. It certainly beats Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan demanding that their workers return to the office tout de suite, suited and booted and with all the same stuffiness as pre-pandemic. Apparently those two just cannot cope otherwise (cue the world's tiniest violin!)