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Day 177

Remote Work: Day 1

Yesterday my CFO told me we would all be working remotely the rest of this week and likely the next week as well. I grabbed everything I thought I would need and forwarded my desk phone to my cell. I was happy to go home early and nurse my hangover in soothing solitude.

Today I am sat on the floor of my living room, blanket draped over my shoulders. My laptop, notebooks, writing utensils and cellphone are in easy reach on the glass coffee-table before me. I'm in bliss! I can focus on the tasks I need to get done without distraction: No restocking the kitchen, no refilling coffee machines, no scrubbing someone else's cheesy broccoli off the floor. Just my actual work.

Though I'm also taking free online courses to learn new skills and take advantage of this time. My gym offers yoga videos online, so I may get some practice in for lunch as well. I feel at peace, productive, and hopeful in this time of uncertainty.

Honeybun is at work, but his coffee shop may close soon. They're currently operating via drive-through only. I understand not everyone has the option to work from home, and countless have lost their jobs...

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  • RavDiablo RavDiablo
    3 weeks ago

    You know what's funny, Otter? This crisis is going to show that most of the things we call "work" are complete and utter bullshit. You are a professional, not the janitorial staff. Congrats on finding resources to get yourself away from that place. You're off to an excellent start!

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