COVID-19

Feeling crazy working from home? Here’s some advice

Bennett Purser Apr 13, 2020
HTML EMBED:
COPY
An empty street in Beijing after the lockdown order to stem the spread of COVID-19. AFP via Getty Images
COVID-19

Feeling crazy working from home? Here’s some advice

Bennett Purser Apr 13, 2020
An empty street in Beijing after the lockdown order to stem the spread of COVID-19. AFP via Getty Images
HTML EMBED:
COPY

The frustrations, perks and banality of being stuck inside is starting to consume much of American life. But in China, workers have been under lockdown for two months and are just beginning to emerge from the confines of their homes.

Peter Martin is a political reporter for Bloomberg News who is based in Beijing. He tweeted some advice on how to make working from home more tolerable.

Click the audio player above to hear Martin’s advice and scroll below to read his Twitter thread.

If you’ve seen a good thread on Twitter that you’d like to hear on air or read about on our website, tweet it to @Marketplace.

We’re here to help you navigate this changed world and economy.

Our mission at Marketplace is to raise the economic intelligence of the country. It’s a tough task, but it’s never been more important.

In the past year, we’ve seen record unemployment, stimulus bills, and reddit users influencing the stock market. Marketplace helps you understand it all, will fact-based, approachable, and unbiased reporting.

Generous support from listeners and readers is what powers our nonprofit news—and your donation today will help provide this essential service. For just $5/month, you can sustain independent journalism that keeps you and thousands of others informed.