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First Impressions of What It’s Like to Be Back in the Office

Workers weigh in on what they’ve had to adjust to and what feels the same as ever.

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What’s it like to go to the office after being away for months? What kind of adjustments are people making? We talked to workers about what they’ve experienced so you’ll know what to expect if and when you’re called back. Here’s what they emailed:

“Everyone is a lot more flexible and forgiving,” says Sarah Seitz, president of tutoring company Enrichery in Houston. “We all realize the stress that a pandemic brings, and everyone has been great about giving each other grace.”