Every time we work from home, there are moments when we do lose our wits. First off, we don’t have a boss to answer to. Second, our work usually flies right over the heads of the family – let’s face it, it probably doesn’t get that much quicker or messier. And thirdly, we do have those moments, before we’re about to get called back to the office, when we think about being back. While we all know this is going to happen, returning to the office probably wasn’t the first thought you ever had. As Workplace culture goes, bosses back at the office are typically less active than those of us working from home. Which makes our job all the more difficult as we try to enjoy that lovely home comforts while still doing a good job. We spoke to the folks behind Workplace Buzz to see what they thought of us, on and off the clock.
1. I Just Want To Be At Home
“Our work and life ask for two very different things from us, and when we get a hybrid life it’s simply a space to communicate,” worklife coach Ann Wiltenberger explained. “Having a personal and professional life is very complex and complicated, so I think about what I need to hear. Sometimes, though, I just want to be at home.”
2. This Week Will Be The Worst Week
“No, I just love my babies and they need to hear me,” said work life coach Kathryn Wehbe. “Some weeks will just be the absolute worst I can imagine, but the only way to fix that is by being at work on that Wednesday and saying I’m sorry that it was a really horrible week.”
3. I Need The Money
“Babies, money, and beds are very important to me,” explained worklife coach Adele Grant. “But this is a very big picture for me, so I try not to focus on the short term. You shouldn’t be focused on the next paycheck, you should be focused on the next 10 years.”
4. I Need To Get Things Done, Pretty Quickly
“I want to be out of the office when my kids wake up so I can go get my coffee, get my groceries, and get my laundry done as quickly as possible,” said worklife coach Kay Ghilardi. “Although, if I have a deadline, I want to get it done as quickly as possible.”
5. My Sweet Tooth Is Indulging
“I need to feel like I have the energy to stick around. Working from home isn’t necessarily unhealthy. If I had children, though, my entire life would change and I need to feel like I have the energy to do the whole thing,” explained worklife coach Keri Rinehart.
6. I Just Want To See My Boss
“Employees either need to show their bosses how productive they are or else they need to have a sit down, where they can express their best interests. That’s just the reality of it,” said worklife coach Jenelle Milligan.