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Working From Home – Friday Fictioneers

Happy Hump Day, Peeps!  What does today bring?  Why, so glad you asked… It brings us Friday Fictioneers that we have all (most of us) taken to writing on Wednesdays. It’s a thing unexplainable.  This week, our beloved leader has pilfered her own photo for the prompt.  Wanna take a stab at it?  G’head, click on the frog below and add your own 100-word story!

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Working From Home

What a golden opportunity has arisen during these crazy times!  Just as one seasonal job was coming to an end, another appeared, only this time the commute would be from my bedroom to my kitchen.  I could, like many, work in my pyjamas because… who’s to see?  No, that’s not me.  It’s one thing to lounge in one’s pj’s on a rainy Sunday, bingeing on some show or movies; it’s quite another to go to work thus, even if said work is in your home.

And you’ll never see me going to a restaurant in mine, not even Olive Garden!

128 thoughts on “Working From Home – Friday Fictioneers

  1. Now that sounds like a nice opportunity. Laurie only has to commute from the bedroom to the counter that separates the kitchen and dance room for work. But she gets all dressed up since she is on video classes with her students all day long.

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  2. Yay to working from home (here from the Zommery Broad who’s been working from home for a while now … and no, not in her PJ’s either – one needs some distinction between work and leisure when one works from home.)
    PJs to the diner? Nah. Tis just … nah. 😉
    xx

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    • Zoomery (coz I can see your other comment to the right 😉 ) Broad is not alone in her work from home even before the Pandammit. I truly feel there needs some distinction.
      And I only mention that whole PJs (PJ’s) to the diner because I done seen it too often – in the State, especially… 😉

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      • Yeah, people here sometimes have no clue about what is fitting where … I’d seen people come to weddings in jeans, baseball cap, and flip-flops, and not beach weddings, either. I mean, REALLY???
        I have a feeling those same people might go to the diner with their PJs …
        Nothing against PJs, mind you. Nothing against bating-suits, either .. but each got its place, eh? 😉

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        • Why is it so hard to make an effort today? I hate when I see people showing up at weddings and fancy restaurants in their jeans. C’mon, man… unless it’s a barn wedding and you were asked to, don’t.
          Nothing wrong with PJs and bathing suits – though neither one belongs in a restaurant. There should be some standards, for goodness sake.

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          • Barn wedding attire (if asked …): NICE jeans, clean pressed button down shirt, tucked in, whether sleeves are rolled or not. Decent belt. Shined boots or good shoes (with socks). Clean combed hair. Hat (or no hat, but NO baseball cap).
            Some standards are a good thing. I’m thinking, if your kid can’t go to school in their PJs or bathing attire, at least get decently dressed when you go out. The end. (Na’ama of De-Civil-Fashion-Police) 😉

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  3. Dear Dale,

    I knew there was something I liked about you. 😉 I’ve seen too many people out and aboot in PJ’s and crocks or fuzzy slippers. I must confess that today I’m wearing clean jammies. Although my son, the writer assured me some time ago that a writer’s uniform is pajamas…and don’t forget the coffee.
    I’m happy you’ve been able to find a job that doesn’t so demand so much from your back and feet.
    Nice bit of flash faction.

    Shalom and lotsa well-dressed hugs,

    Rochelle

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    • Dear Rochelle,

      I was speaking for me… some are comfortable to work in jammies (clean or not 😉 ) and that’s quite okay. I don’t judge.
      I do, however, judge the jammies in restaurants. No. Just. NO.
      Glad you enjoyed my “fiction” 😉

      Shalom and lotsa warm and fuzzy love,

      Dale

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  4. Nope, no PJs. And always professional, even if I know nobody can see or hear me (from now on, doing something stupid thinking the camera is off will be called “doing a Toobin”). I do draw the line at wearing “work clothes” and changing back to “every day clothes” when the day is done, but I am sure it would help differentiate work time from non-work time when sitting in the same chair…

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    • I have to tell you… my youngest also works form home and my eldest is taking his sweet time to get off his arse and start his new one. And they’re adults. No way in hell I could do this with two young’uns like you have. That said, I think I’d like a mix of home out out work…

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  5. I cannot dress up fully when im working from home like when im actually at work. Definitely barefoot and loving it. Can’t do pajamas because im on camera all day, but I can do with one less piece 😉

    Best part is that I’m 10 feet away from my Little-One.

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    • The way I see it, to each his/her own. If you are comfortable with your butt hanging out, then by all means, enjoy your clothes from the waist up 😉

      And funny thing is my kids are within smacking distance and I have no idea they are here.

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  6. Q

    I could never work from home, I don’t think. And if I did, I wouldn’t have to worry about falling into the pajamas routine since I ain’t got any. Well, I ain’t got any in the Ricky Ricardo vein, anyways. Last pair I had was gifted to me when married and I wore it maybe once. It didn’t work out, LOL.

    As for Olive Garden, I would definitely wear em if I had em to that place. It’s Italian fast food, what do they care? 😉

    B

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    • B,

      The irony. You the introvert could not work from home. Me the extrovert working from home alone. And sweatpants can pass for pyjamas, how’s that?

      You do have a point… Let us just say it ain’t my go-to place. Oh wait. We don’t have them here!

      Q

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  7. I’m still working from home every other day, which is nice since I don’t have to commute or dress up, but I do find I am more productive at the office. What a crazy year this is. 🙂 Hope you’re doing well and staying healthy.

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    • I think I would prefer a mix of the two, myself. Productivity doesn’t change much for me as I work on a queue so, as things come in, I try to grab. If there is a break, then I throw a load of laundry in the machine 😉
      It is a crazy year all right! I’m just happy that this job fell into my lap as the other one (at a golf club) was coming to an end.
      Other than that, am well and staying healthy as I hope you and yours are.

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    • Seriously. They wear them everywhere. My own kid lives in his – goes to the convenience store, his friend’s. Nope. Not me, thank you very much!
      Glad you liked.

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  8. Hiya, found your blog via the Weekly Smile. So glad I stopped by. I was bullied out of my job as a sales and marketing manager when I was 40.I tried for years to get another job but I was too old. During that time I took a lot of low paid jobs until one day I decided to go freelance and set up my own business from home. BEst thing I did because I could work from anywhere. I mean anywhere as long as I had a phone and a computer 🙂

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    • Well, how cool is that? First, I was thinking, I don’t participate in the Weekly Smile… then I remembered leaving a comment on Trent’s post. How lovely for you to have come over to visit mine.
      Yes, I have to develop something to do from home – this job is fine and dandy and helps to pay the bills but it is rather dull. Bullied out at 40 is terrible! Good for you on finding something to do on your own!

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  9. Congratulations on the new job. I am with you get up, washed and dressed and you will feel so much better, as you know!
    Two of my lads work from home, their homes. Both have desenated offices and desks and propped chairs . Number one sun make sure he has a lunch break and walks or goes for a bike ride, number three son takes his two boys to school and nursary has a coffee with his wife then starts his day, stopping for a lunch break. Number two son is back at work. Hope working from home suits you ❤️❤️💜💜

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  10. What’s your new job?

    I’m with Mr. Sorryless: At least with my old job, I could’ve never done it from home. To me, the job was about interactions with people. The freedom and flexibility of wandering into people’s offices to talk about issues and projects, and also having an open door to my own office for people to come in whenever they felt the need. Sure, you can do that by phone and by email and by Zoom, but it’s just not the same. I was talking to who does similar work and has been forced home by the pandemic. She says her work has lost its connection, its personal nature, it’s all just transactional now.

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    • Oh, it’s just data entry. Boring like hell; but for now, pays the bills.
      I am with you guys.
      I’m very much the interactive type. I was the type to get up and go see someone about something rather than call. Or, if at another plant or office, would call rather than email. And for some reason, people didn’t just stand at my door to ask something, they came in and sat down (I sometimes felt like Lucy!) It’s not easy to work from home in silence but for now, with the situation as it is, it suits me.
      Hell… I send a “good morning”every morning to the group chat and get less responses every day. Today I decided fuck it. I don’t like that aspect, needless to say…

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  11. Maybe clothes don’t “make the man,” but they certainly make a different me! Pajamas don’t feel nearly as good at bedtime when you’ve worn them all day! And no WAY i’m going out in public in my pj’s. Not ever!

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  12. Great slice of life, Dale! Being retired, I have dodged this whole obligatory working from home thing. I used to be able to work from home when I was employed, but I rarely did – I was much too keen to enjoy my colleagues’ company! And, like you, I would never have worked from home in PJs!

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    • Thank you, Penny. I am torn. I like the freedom of working from home but I am very much a participant in person. Would be grand if I could have a bit of both!

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    • Maybe you can work it out to stay home?
      I know it’s not an option I’ll take as the office is way too far. It’s home or nothing!
      And hah! I believe that

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  13. The longer this shut-in business lasts, the less I care about what I wear. I even walk across the street in my PJs, long johns, hoodies, coat layers, etc. to get the mail. The street has no traffic at this time of year, but once in awhile a stray driver passes. Oh what they must think (“typical Michigander” probably.) I will admit my cats give me lots of dirty looks.

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  14. First, great that you have a job! ⚡️💥⚡️💥⚡️💥
    I’m with you. If I don’t get out of my pj’s, the bed never really goes away.
    Olive Garden in PJ’s?
    Although, I did have a friend…eons ago, who went to rock concerts in his pj’s.
    Of course he’d put on a pair of very expensive socks, and proper men’s oxfords. Go figure?

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