for a good time call Linkedin
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Oh LinkedIn…….there’s such a love/hate relationship there. The longer I have been virtual the more I seem to loathe LinkedIn, maybe this is a sign of getting old or comfortable in a position/field. Let’s dive into a few observations.
Whenever I have doubts about my career and winding up in the homeplaceofthefuture I turn to LinkedIn. The sheer amount of crazy people and gibberish coming from their posts helps confirm to me that I’ve made the right decision for now of staying home and focusing on doing good work in my uniform. Let us not forget to that crazy in look in their eyes on LinkedIn, are they staring into my soul??? Not yet, they’re just looking for your name badge!
the daily excursion
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Most days I only leave the homeplaceofthefuture to take my kids to school. It's a treacherous commute filled with school zones, police cameras, speedy moms in Honda Odysseys (or is Odysseys') and of course the businessmen in BMWs...regardless of the danger it's a frustrating 10 minutes each way that has the ability to dictate my entire day.
As I mentioned I don't get out much, but when I do I notice that the driving styles over the years have changed significantly. Is there a connection between mobile phones and our attention spans? I bet there is! Next time you're out driving around take a minute to notice the people behind you -- you'll see either 1 of 3 things:
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I've realized today that I might be destined to wear the uniform of the virtual worker for the rest of my life. I caught myself daydreaming of working in an office environment again with actual people and dressing up. After years of being home I can't imagine what it's like anymore and I don't think I could do it physically or mentally, but that didn't stop me from wishing I had some physical coworkers to commiserate with today - that's what I miss the most. Complaining over the phone (VPN of course) isn't the same and even though it's a 'secure' line, there's always the concern that my company records the calls or listens for keywords, so I can never really fully vent virtually with my colleagues. Thank goodness for Whatsapp!
Being home is great and there are a lot of perks. It's flexible working hours, I've saved a ton of cash over the years, no commute and my neighbors think I'm a drug dealer. Seriously I have gotten the mail wearing sunglasses and sometimes a hoodie. I've signed for packages looking over my shoulder and my favorite technique is keeping borrowed items in my trunk. Why? Glad you asked...when people come over to get these borrowed items I have to open up the trunk of my car to get them - it looks shady and it drives the retirees NUTS. All they know is I work from home and always wear black.
So there is some fun you can having working from home. It's not the same as placing passive aggressive signage around the office, but it does the trick -- you just have to be creative with your homeplaceofthefuture fun and enjoy it!
homeplaceofthefuture thoughts and comments from the boss