I’m working from home because….no reason actually? I’ll explain in greater detail below if you are curious, just heads up my life has changed and I am going to be grumpy about it and that grumpiness is going to affect allllllllllllllll my posts.
I work at literally the last office that needs to close for a health scare. Let me count the ways:
- Only 6 employees
- All the employees are young and generally healthy and live with people who are young and generally healthy (with one exception)
- Only one employee takes public transit, the rest of us drive ourselves
- We are in a dying area of town, only half our building is rented and we are surrounded by empty storefronts, don’t even see people walking from the parking lot to the office
- No one has traveled internationally in months and months and months
But yes, theoretically we could all more or less work from home. And more importantly, my boss is a bit of a health nut and was getting increasingly stressed. So he decided to order us all home. 2 of my co-workers, also stressed, were thrilled. Myself and another one (who is the one that actually has a worrisome health person in her family, but has acclimated to health fears after years of them) went “well, okay, I guess”.
So now I am at home and this is TERRIBLE for my health! At work I have social contact, I have a standing desk, I have healthy snacks, I have all kinds of good things. At home I am going to give myself carpal tunnel and eat too much just out of boredom and generally be miserable. So get ready for a lot of complaining.
The only good thing is that stress is contagious, and man is it nice to get away from all those stressy people at work.
Speaking of! RULES FOR DCIB COMMENTS!!!! Stress is unhealthy and unproductive. If you want to talk about “blech, stuck home from work, so bored, watching this TV show”, that is fine. If you want to talk about being afraid, and stressed, and spread news stories, that is NOT okay. There are other places for that, this is a happy place for gossip and movies and songs and abstract thinking. If I feel like your comments are veering in the wrong direction, I will gently nudge you back.
And now I am going to eat a banana, in a desperate attempt to bring my at-work healthy eating habits home with me.