Working from Home during the Dublin Bus Strikes

Working from home is becoming more common in Ireland fueled by more flexible HR policies, improved broadband connectivity and cloud based applications such as a hosted PBX phone system. Working from home soars on days when severe weather warnings loom and transport workers are on strike. We chatted to a new customer of ours who opted to work from home for the first time during last week’s Dublin Bus Strikes.

“It wasn’t feasible for me to get a train or Luas as I’m not close to those modes of transport and I was dreading the thoughts of a two and half hour round trip to get to the office. Magnet had recently installed their cloud based phone system in our company and I heard that some of my colleagues had already used it to work from home so I decided to give it a go.

I called our Account Manager in Magnet and asked them what I needed to do to set up my telephone at home. It was as easy as bringing my headphones home and downloading a softphone to my laptop. All I needed was my home broadband.

I was able to do a normal days work as if I was sitting at my desk. I stayed connected to my customers and colleagues and could make, take and transfer calls the same as I would do normally. I felt I actually got more done. I was very impressed with how easy it was and will certainly be making use of it during the rest of the strikes and I know that I have a reliable option if we get heavy snow this winter.”
– Brendan, Sales Executive, Wicklow.

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