WFH?!?!?! FTW!!!

I am working from home this entire week after Christmas. That means a lot of… time on my hand? Nah, freedom. Limitless freedom. For instance, my work outfit right now consists of a pair of boxer shorts and slippers, eating ice cream [Man, Selecta Gold’s Caramel Cheesecake by Bizu is to die for!!! I can finish this pint in no time.], and in about five minutes I’m going to lie face-down on my bed as a reward for writing this.

Seriously now… Working from home does have its perks. Come to think of it, the break room [or pantry, as most people in the office refer to it] is the size of my pad, all 65sqm of it! I can eat wherever I choose, even in my work station, guilt-free! Indeed, a nice change of pace for — oh, who am I kidding?! Don’t get me wrong, I love my freedom… but I hate it when I have too much of it! It sucks!

Just two days into my work-from-home (WFH) arrangement and I am already longing for the halcyon days of Orwellian office oppression [oh, not from my ‘chiefs’, the affable Misses K and K, mind you] — when procrastination is a punishable offense… and coffee is a chemical motivator [I wish our office will provide us with free coffee next year]. Most importantly, I love working in an environment where I actually have to wear pants!

And who wouldn’t miss being barred from accessing Facebook or Twitter [I believe every business should follow our office’s No-Facebook, No-Twitter policy to enhance productivity]? No to Facebook! No to Twitter! Actually, that reminds me… [opens browser, checks Facebook, closes browser, reflexively opens browser, checks Facebook again, closes browser].

How about office activities? I truly miss the ’employee engagement programs’ that the wise people at HR have conscientiously laid out. In their desire to involve employees in fun activities, and oh, to also ‘bridge the gap’ between management and rank-and-file, they’ve conducted worthwhile activities like a poker tournament — where, as one promo poster went, you can enhance your skills at  ‘bluffing’ [like how to effectively feign LBM when you’re already past a deadline]. Sadly, the HR was not able to spearhead a fund drive to help the victims of Typhoon Sendong (international name: Washi) — which almost obliterated the entire cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan in Northern Mindanao, south of the Philippines, where more than 1,500 people perished and countless families rendered homeless — because they may have been busy preparing Christmas baskets for the employees — of course, charity should begin at home, right? [Whaaaa…?! We don’t have Christmas baskets??? Now, wait a minute…. so they were not busy packing gifts for us? Well, maybe the wise people at HR don’t feel it’s worthwhile to engage us employees in such menial task of bringing food or used clothes to donate. Besides, how could that be fun when all you need is an old box where employees can put in their donations  — an old box, which you don’t even have to buy! Bah, our office is not cheap!]

Anyway… where was I? Dog? Oh, I don’t have a dog. But the neighbor’s mutt has been pestering me with his incessant barking and howling since I began writing this. Lemme take care of him a sec…


About Seeing with Brahmin eyes
My sense of humor can be keen, sarcastic, silly or corny -- sometimes all at once. I enjoy meeting new people with no preconceived ideas about what or what is not possible. You get much more out of life by being open minded and willing. I'm an easy going, good-natured person who loves life and loves people. I'm both optimistic and realistic and pretty objective when it comes to assessing situations, events, etc. In general I am a very positive person and you'll usually find we with a smile on my face.

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