Millions of us have experienced working from home like never before. Once seen as a trusted privilege, working from home has quickly become an enforced rule for so many.
But what does ‘working from home’ actually look like? We anonymously surveyed home workers to ask their working from home confessions that they had not yet shared with anyone. We wanted to find out some of the guilty confessions to get a sense of what it has been like, not to just work from home, but to face a global nightmare while trying to get some work done at home! Some of these are pretty hilarious.
Secret Zoom Showers?
“Secretly showered during a companywide team call”
“Lunchtime fumbles under the sheets with the other half. You can’t do THAT in the office. Benefits of working from home. Good for mental health”
Trousers are not required!
“I know for a fact that one of my colleagues has not worn trousers in over a year , zoom meetings or not”
Great Ice Breaker!
“I was on a Zoom call in a very important meeting and my little Frenchie come over and started urinating all over me and my laptop…wasn’t impressed but was a very good ice breaker!”
“5 hours of Football Manager, two hours of work. Still getting compliments on the speed and quality of my work”
Work Never Starts Before 10am at Home!
“I totally loved logging on to work on time but then actually having a shower and cooking breakfast… actual start time no earlier than 10 am”
VERY VERY SICK!
“Not more than 10 minutes before a super important meeting with the company’s CEO, MD, my manager and all senior people, I got VEERY, VERY SICK. In this meeting, everybody had the camera on, but when I was not presenting/asked about anything, I was turning my video off and throwing up in a salad bowl”
Zoom Meeting = Bath Time!
“Opening zoom meetings putting the laptop on the toilet, camera and mic off and get in the bath!”
It’s fair to say offices exist for a reason. We wouldn’t dare get away with some of these antics in the workplace! It’s basically total chaos for many of us when working from home. Some of us love it, others of us cannot wait to be back swiping our fobs to get in and actually seeing colleagues. Thankfully, it won’t last forever, but it was very entertaining to hear some of your working from home confessions.