Thursday, August 7, 2008

Strange Things That Happen When You Telecommute

There are some weird side effects to telecommuting. You don't realize they're happening, and then all of a sudden you're getting a little strange. Things I notice creeping up/out:

  • I'm looking forward to going to a conference where the dress code is "business casual" because I have some fierce stuff I want to wear. Like shoes.
  • I become easily startled. My home office is so quiet and contemplative that when the phone rings I jump out of my skin.
  • My standards for socialization are really low. I've reached a point where picking a machine right next to someone else at the gym is pretty close. I feel highly socialized when I have two telephone meetings and receive a bunch of email.
I'm not sure if it's sad or good, but it is what it is.


Anonymous said...

Every time my phone rings, I shriek! I'm just not used to that type of noise during the day.

Stella Commute said...

I know what you mean. During my brief foray back into the real office I would yelp every time my phone rang. I set everything to "stun" at home and it keeps me from losing my grip when the phone rings. Perhaps I need a calmative of some sort?