I’ll keep this succinct. There is some notion that when someone works from home (WFH) they are somehow working less.
As a consultant, I am typically working on site with a client or working from my humble abode. While there are some great advantages attached to working from home, for me: the ability to save money for instance. Somehow the misconception that working from home means that you get to lay out all day in your pajamas found its way into existence. I am so tired of people making side comments about my working from home when they don’t understand that it usually means my days start way earlier and end a lot later than the average 9 to 5pm. The time most people spend commuting to and from work, I spend working my ass off. I also never truly leave my office. So if the need arises, I’m technically on call at all times.
So, please, when talking to your friends about WFH, don’t try to belittle them just because they didn’t have to walk into an office building this morning!
Can we honestly get some time to appreciate a holiday and all it brings, before commercialization yanks the rug out from under us and forces us to focus on the next one? Let me explain … you know when August rolls in, and you see Halloween jack - o - lanterns and witch hats everywhere? Like seriously guys, it’s August! Can we let the summer live?
Then, October comes, and there are Thanksgiving banners and paraphernalia everywhere?
When will stores allow us to savor the holiday moment? When do we get to actually revel in the joy the holiday brings without being forced to look forward and prepare for the next one?
Dear marketing teams, I get that it’s your job to tell us what we like and should be looking forward to but can we please get a reprieve from the holiday overload during this time of the year?
An exhausted New Englander
Three women going through life