'This innovation can 'tally the quantity of mouse clicks, keystrokes, messages in 60 minutes, record time spent via online 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, romping 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 totally fine once more. It had been an irregularity, a transitory look into the existence of the individuals who emerge from seats in stages, moan and groan their way through the most everyday of day by 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 firmness which, yes I let it be known, 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. A little while back I went for an eye test, persuaded that the nonstop torment in my skull was the aftereffect of bombing vision, that I would have been a visually impaired disabled person when the nation at long 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 wrecked body and a steady hunger for labour.

It ought to be expressed that my boss has given, or possibly offered, the imperative gear to make the experience less difficult. However, 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 gift from heaven mind 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, yet the fact I'm making is that, as opposed to what a portion of the more distrustful bosses accept, a considerable lot of us have never worked harder.

Yet regardless of 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 strategies 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 cover up, 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 surveyed so without any problem. How can one measure the efficiency of a specialist, an expert, 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 intrusive innovation to screen their staff.

This innovation can 'check the quantity of mouse clicks, keystrokes, messages in 60 minutes, record time spent via online media locales, and take photographic "timecards" at regular intervals 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 irregularity among laborers and businesses... permits the board to compel the utilization of obtrusive observing advances with little resistance'.

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

It sounds crazy, probably more or less Orwellian, yet don't trick yourself into speculation 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 beyond a shadow of a doubt, this is probably more or less obscure, a strong powerplay which numerous organizations would have no second thoughts in presenting. I'm in no situation to offer vocation direction, yet should your manager propose checking your experience on TikTok, minutes spent afk, I'd get 'unioned up'. Or if nothing else 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