'This innovation can 'tally the quantity of mouse clicks, keystrokes, messages in 60 minutes, record time spent via web-based media destinations.' Stock picture

First time around it was my knee, my correct knee. About a month in it began giving me trouble, begun to hurt when I strolled, worry when I didn't.

Years of playing football, of running, frolicking and general horseplay had left nary a blemish on my flawless edge, however a month telecommuting and I was limping round like Darren Anderton in his pomp.

But a re-visitation of the workplace, to those comfortable seats and ergonomically stable climate, and my knee was completely fine once more. It had been an abnormality, a flashing look into the existence of the individuals who emerge from seats in stages, moan and groan their way through the most unremarkable of every day challenges.

I was fit, in the prime of my life, there would be not any more dodgy knees for me.

What I wouldn't give for a dodgy knee at this moment. As I compose this I am nursing a stressing lower-back torment, an obstinate solidness which, yes I let it out, makes escaping the vehicle an epic, regularly sensational, experience.

Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101

In expansion, I can't turn my head to one side without feeling a snugness; bend it excessively far and it begins to hurt. In conclusion, there's the cerebral pains. Two or three weeks prior I went for an eye test, persuaded that the persistent torment in my skull was the consequence of bombing vision, that I would have been a visually impaired handicapped person when the nation at last opened up.

You understand what the optician advised me? He said I was buckling down, that I expected to take more breaks, that my migraines were an aftereffect of 'screen-time hangover'.

So that is the thing that telecommuting has got me; a messed up body and a steadfast hunger for labour.

It ought to be expressed that my manager has given, or if nothing else offered, the essential hardware to make the experience less difficult. In any case, when you live in a leased condo and work at your kitchen table there's not a ton you can do with an office work area and seat - the screen has been a boon brain you.

No question our approaching re-visitation of the workplace will make them pogoing up in the mornings again, cartwheeling down the road and trick moving through the entryway, however the fact I'm making is that, in opposition to what a portion of the more neurotic managers accept, a considerable lot of us have never worked harder.

Yet notwithstanding that, there are fears that the new ordinary, the half and half working framework which would see a split between the workplace and the kitchen table, could likewise introduce various techniques intended to guarantee home-laborers aren't skiving off.

Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101

In my industry there isn't actually anyplace to stow away, our yield, or absence of, is there so anyone might see for themselves, stalled into convenient word means the forces that-be.

But other, less unmistakable, occupations can't be evaluated so without any problem. How can one measure the efficiency of an analyst, an advisor, of, I don't have the foggiest idea, a senator?

In an accommodation to the Government, the Irish Congress of Trade Unions (ICTU) has voiced its interests about managers using obtrusive innovation to screen their staff.

This innovation can 'tally the quantity of mouse clicks, keystrokes, messages in 60 minutes, record time spent via web-based media destinations, and take photographic "timecards" like clockwork by means of a webcam'.

In different words, 'Older sibling is watching you, presently get your fat arse in gear or I'll send you to Room 101'.

In its accommodation ICTU likewise takes note of that 'the force awkwardness among laborers and businesses... permits the board to compel the utilization of intrusive checking advancements with little resistance'.

Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101

It sounds outrageous, probably pretty much Orwellian, however don't trick yourself into intuition this couldn't occur. Clearly it would be outlined in an unexpected way, made to seem like a positive, a method of remaining associated with your partners, an intuitive work insight for the new age.

But depend on it, this is probably more or less obscure, an intense powerplay which numerous organizations would have no apprehensions in presenting. I'm in no situation to offer profession direction, yet should your manager propose checking your experience on TikTok, minutes spent afk, I'd get 'unioned up'. Or possibly I would if my back didn't do any harm so much.

Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101
Invasive technology will see us in Room 101