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Quants working from home?

March 21st, 2020, 5:20 pm

I'm expecting to start a new quant job at a major London bank around mid April.  However, I haven't heard anything about remote working or coronavirus?  Obviously, I would prefer to work from home.  Should I email my employer and ask them to set me up for remote working? They would presumably need to send me a VPN token.  I'm not sure what I'm supposed to do. I googled the bank to try to find out about whether their employees are working remotely but couldn't find out this info.  

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Re: Quants working from home?

March 22nd, 2020, 5:00 pm

Go for it!
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Re: Quants working from home?

March 22nd, 2020, 5:01 pm

I think it’s the least you can do!
 
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Re: Quants working from home?

March 22nd, 2020, 5:11 pm

I think it’s the least you can do!
Then there's the question of when I send the email.  Perhaps one week before my start date because the situation is changing?
Or should it just be as soon as possible?  I'm supposed to start in mid April.  
These questions might seem a bit silly/unnecessary but starting with a new employer is a tense situation and I want my relationships to
be as strong as possible for my start.
Thanks for the encouragement.

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Re: Quants working from home?

March 22nd, 2020, 7:45 pm

This looks like late planning on both your part and that of your future employer.
Let's say you are stuck at home for 3 months and you need to get the infrastructure by 2 weeks time? Then you are two weeks too late, possibly?

Can you not just give your new boss a ring? I think it would help enormously.

Can't get my head around this one..
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Re: Quants working from home?

March 22nd, 2020, 9:33 pm

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Can't get my head around this one..
Thanks but what can't you get your head around?  If you mean why I didn't ring my boss, I just felt a bit shy, I suppose, with a wish to avoid being overly assertive.  I was trying to be flexible and go along with their plans (or non-plans).  Bearing in mind what you say, I may well phone them tomorrow.  So thanks.

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Re: Quants working from home?

March 23rd, 2020, 11:21 am

Just give a ring with a friendly enquiry about what's the story?
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