Usually, when the clock hits five ‘O Clock on Friday, it’s time to get the beer cold and open the snack cabinet. If you currently miss the casual chitchat with your colleagues, there is a solution.
Thankfully, we live in the age of computers and boy, do we need them now. The solution? Virtual After Work Drinks. They are free, fun and will make you forget, even if it’s just for an hour, the situation we find ourselves in.
Virtual After Work Drinks
So how does it work? If you want, you can set it up yourself, it’s easy peasy. Just download Zoom and tell your co-workers to do the same. You can add up to 100 people and see each other if everybody turns their camera on. Bring a drink (and optional snacks) and enjoy! Being stuck a home doesn’t have to be boring.
No pad on the back or handshakes, but there are many ways to say hello!
But what if I’m a freelancer?
No worries, we are freelancers too, so with no tot none colleagues in the first place, it’s nice to connect with other freelancers now and then. Let us introduce you to Qommunity. As a freelancer you often miss out on the fun office drinks. That’s why they host various events where freelancers get the chance to connect and network. Usually, you pay a fee for the event but with the Corona crisis going on, they decided to host free virtual after work drinks available for non-members. We joined in and it was epic. The dresscode was strict though; a bathrobe and a drink. Qomminity hosted a karaoke bingo where you had to guess the song while sipping on your cocktail, so much fun!
If you want to join in, sign up here and do it before Friday 12pm (CET). If you made it to the guest-list, you will receive an email with instructions. Next to the fun, they also hosts virtual lunches where you can ask questions, exchange info or give tips.
Other Virtual After Work Drinks
There are more of these of course. If you live in the Netherlands, you can join virtualvrijmibo.nl for some fun after work drinks on Friday at 4pm. Fun fact: to start off with you can download their after work drink pack that includes café sounds, a café screensaver, songs and even some bad jokes. For this one you use Skype, Google Hangouts, Microsoft Teams or Linkedin.
So grab your Quarantini this Friday and enjoy!