Tuesday Oct 23, 2007

Home based office perk

Not counting the optional personal hygiene perk one receives as part of being a home based worker, I LOVE that I can take a 10 minute break in the afternoon to pick my tween up from the bus stop after school. It gives us time to have meaningful conversations like this:

Me: Hey! How was school?
Her: Good.
Me: What did you learn today?
Her: Nothing.

[Pause]

Me: Did you change your mind on me participating in the "Shadow your adolescent" program on Friday?
Her: Mom, not to be mean, but only the nerds bring their parents to school.

[Pause]

Her: Did dad get tickets to the world series?
Me: No, they sold out.
Her: Mr. Osborne was trying all day to get tickets. One for him, one for his dad, and two to sell for $5,000 so he can pay down his debt.

Guess that solves the mystery on why she didn't learn anything today.

Thursday Mar 15, 2007

#1 home-based office annoyance

She also happens to be one of my top home-based office perks! Here's the vibe she's putting out: "You think I am annoying? Consider this a workaholic intervention maneuver, sister! It's time to wake up and pay attention to the life around you -- starting with ME, of course, and ending with those idiot canines, you call pets."

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Tuesday Dec 12, 2006

"Anything else before we close the call?"

dogs I've been working from my home-based office for about a year now. I've been meaning to setup a new blog category to report my work-from-home (WFH) challenges and successes, but just haven't done so. I will tho'...soon.

Anyway, a funny WFH thing just happened. Since I program manage several different projects, I host a LOT of phone calls. Before long calls, I usually bribe my dogs (Lola & Ellie) to be quiet by offering them disgusting looking but apparently yummy pig ears on which to snack. I usually close a call with this phrase:

"Anything else before we close the call?"

I just realized that my dogs have been interpreting this as "OK, doggies, time to get wiggly in preparation for going outside to do your business!"
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