General Networking/Lan/Wan/Network Drives
If I connect to my hotspot on my phone at work and disconnect from the local network how do I connect to my network drives?
If you are connected to your phone's hotspot then you are on the Internet and not your companies private network. I have to assume that your company perhaps blocks access to something that you wish to take a look at some site during the day?
Anyway, assuming that you have a VPN client on your laptop/workstation - you can then connect THROUGH your phone back into your company and access your network drives. If you don't have a VPN client ... you would need to request one from your IT people. This might be a normal request from you IF you have a laptop and some need to remotely connect from home or a client site. It would be a very unusual request if you have a desktop computer ...
The only alternative is to leverage your wireless for your phone and your Ethernet jack for the local network - assuming that is even available.
I hope this helps!