Helen Palmer (nice_cup_of_tea) wrote,
Helen Palmer

Working (or not!) from home

This article in the Guardian today just made me laugh. It's really a rant about how computers force us to waste time, but it was also spot on about working from home and avoiding deadlines..

This is what happens if you work from home: you get trapped within a fuzzy prison of your own construction. "Sorry, can't come out tonight. I'm supposed to be finishing this thing," you say, but then you stay in all evening, pottering about, channel surfing, standing in a corner repeatedly rubbing your head up and down the wall like a depressed polar bear; doing anything apart from "finishing this thing". And this cycle repeats for days on end, until finally the deadline lurches up, grabs you by the scruff of the neck, and forces you to knuckle down and complete it.

So all you workers from home out there, met any deadlines today? *lol*

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