When I accepted a role at the FT in January I never thought I’d be wearing pyjama bottoms to work. I wanted to write about my experience of starting a new job during the pandemic and share a few tips for people who find themselves in a similar position.

Feet up on a desk, wearing pyjama bottoms, keyboard on lap and Slack on screen.
Feet up on a desk, wearing pyjama bottoms, keyboard on lap and Slack on screen.

Starting a role from home definitely has its benefits: being in your own kitchen, surrounded by familiar comforts, helps to take the edge off first day nerves; and being able to take a lunchtime nap when overwhelmed with information is a luxury not many have been afforded in the ever-exhausting first…

Emma Lewis

Software engineer @FT / closet writer / covert musician / unfortunate dancer.

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