Brian passed along a brilliant article to me this week from Lifehack that I just had to share. It features four scenarios work-from-homers often face, and I can say from experience that they are so, so true:
>> “You work from home? How do you get anything done?”
>> “Since you’re at home anyway, I figured I’d just stop by…”
>> “Hey, I know you work from home, so can I get this done tonight/this weekend/right now?”
>> “Wow, you must have so much free time! Let’s go to_____ today.”
Thankfully, my friends are actually really respectful of my time and know that when I say I’m working, I am in fact working. That being said, working at home can suck me into my own little world, so I’ve found it’s incredibly important for me to reach out and meet up with friends for coffee dates, or to accept a midday invitation to go walking or grab lunch from a friend who also has a flexible schedule.
Swing by Lifehack to read the author’s hilarious thoughts on those situations, then come on back and let me know—Do you work from home? Do these situations happen to you? What other misconceptions could you add?