Thursday, October 2, 2008

working from home

Working from home is a common term used in the business world used to signify the process of doing laundry while checking email.

Actually, that's a bit of an exaggeration. It's also a term used to describe other activities, such as taking a nap, interviewing for other jobs, playing video games, folding laundry, and yes, eating donuts.

Try testing this hypothesis by emailing one of your coworkers the next time they declare they will be "working from home" that day. If you get an immediate response, they're browsing for jobs. If the response is delayed by a few minutes, they went to the restroom, and are now back browsing for jobs.

Most likely, though, you'll get a hasty response six hours later with veiled references to donuts and naps. "Yeah, I was deep in thought on this tasty morsel all day long...and I think we both need to sleep on it and dive down into the filling tomorrow."

However, that being said, working from home is the most desirable of all working conditions. Sacrifice any sort of job title inflation in order to achieve such a blessed state.

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