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Sunday, July 21, 2024

The Next Generation – Connecting remotely


2019 is starting to pick up the pace. While January went on for an eternity, February has been speeding by. The two months we’ve experienced so far in 2019 have one thing in common – they’ve been really freaking cold!

When Chicagoland would get really cold in the past, everyone would shut down. Driving was too risky, so most of us would stay at home and watch movies or read a book. As of a few years ago, however, many of us can work at home. Internet technology has gotten to the point where we can log onto our work computers from our home computers.

Oswald’s is getting a new point- of-sale system in March, and the things it is able to do kind of blow my mind. Anyone at the store will be able to check their personal reports remotely. What this means is that we can access any part of the system from a cell phone app!

I have always paid attention to technology trends, but if you told me ten years ago that I would be able to do all my work from a cell phone… There’s a 50/50 chance I would have said, “That’s baloney. Being able to walk around a store and scan items for inventory into my phone is another ‘futuristic’ feature that seems pretty crazy to me.”

The sad part of working remotely is that you never have an excuse to not work – sometimes having an unexpected day off with your family was nice. On the other hand, this same technology allows us to stay connected with everyone and everything. I can get updates and interact with anyone I need to at any time.

Pretty soon we won’t be able to get away from work at home! I’m glad spring is almost here. Outside without a phone may be the only safe space left.

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Wil Anderson
Wil Andersonhttps://oswaldspharmacy.com/
Wil Anderson is a lifelong Naperville resident and manager at Oswald's Pharmacy in Naperville Plaza.