December 08, 2017
A recent survey found that 43% of employed Americans say they work from home at least some of the time, a 4% increase since 2012. While it certainly has its perks, those of us who do it know it’s not all unicorns and rainbows. The work-from-home struggle is real!
So, if you’ve become a home-office hermit whose only social outlet is your office Slack channel, read on!
Here are 21 things only people who work from home will understand.
Your mouth keeps talking, but nothing coming out of it is making any sense.
So what if the couch has magically transformed into your office cubicle?
What’s the point of even calling in sick?
Maybe it is time to suck it up and get a “real job”?
Perhaps a little hot water on your scalp will get the blood flowing to the brain.
Who knew that the comforting lull of the 24 hour news cycle could improve your productivity?
“Why didn’t I just finish this five hours ago?!”
Well, you need something to bring you down off that caffeine/anxiety high…
Just tilt the camera during video meetings so that stain is out of frame.
10 . You secretly take the whole of Friday afternoon off.
“It’s 2pm already, looks like I’ll have to get this done on Monday.”
Your friends want you to leave the house, but they just don’t understand how much effort that takes.
Are you about to get fired? Are you in line for a promotion? Who knows. After all, you only email your boss twice a week.
Nothing wrong with three square pizza meals a day.
But somehow, you never manage to drag yourself out of bed before 8:45.
Dude, I have a DEADLINE.
Jesus can wait, I’m on a roll right now.
C’mon, just one drink. I haven’t left the house for 48 hours!
Why do I always wind up at the table next to the bathroom?
No one understands your deep connection.
Why does this keep happening?
An unexpected trip to the grocery store can be truly harrowing.
You barely left it all day, what do you expect?