What’s it Like to Work From Home?

Richard
Insight & Opinion | Workplace

Working from home

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In this day and age working from home is commonplace, in-fact more than 4 million of us in the UK work from home at least once per week. For those asking the question “What’s it like to work from home?” McSweeney’s have debugged the answers…

“It’s nice not having a commute.” = Sometimes I go 72 hours without stepping foot outside.

“My commute is only five steps!” = Sometimes even that seems like too many.

“It’s super flexible.” = One time I went to McDonald’s for lunch and then went back 45 minutes later for a McFlurry.

“I don’t have a manager breathing down my neck.” = I can sit on the toilet for half an hour and no one can stop me.

“I get to work in my pajamas.” = I’ve had a bad hair day for 285 consecutive days.

“It’s nice and quiet.” = I’m so alone I can hear the roof rats scurrying around my attic.

“It saves money on food and transportation.” = Even though there’s one 5 minutes away, I will drive 15 minutes to the third closest grocery store after work to buy a second jar of mayonnaise if it means getting out of the house.

“I’m able to get stuff done around the house.” = I can unload the dishwasher over the course of eight hours instead of all at once.

“It helps if you have a good routine.” = I don’t have a routine, but I’m sure it would help me if I did.

“It’s great!” = It’s terribly lonely.