Why Remote Work Means Clean Towels and No Spiders

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7 Reasons I Loooooove Remote Working

“So, why remote work? Working from the office is great. You meet people and get work done quicker. Makes work less boring, you see.”

1. Because I like clean towels and bathrooms.

Working from home makes it easier to get the laundry done. As a child of working parents, I understand how difficult it is for them to manage work and family. So to help with chores, I ensure the laundry gets done, and everyone comes home to clean towels. My breaks allow me to do that instead of talking about the new fling in finance at the water cooler.

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2. No more snogging sweaty pits.

If you have been on public transport, you know this one. Instead of teasing your beloved or reading a book, you’re bumping into strangers’. And at my height, it’s almost always the armpits. Sweaty, stinky, forehead-wrinkling, nose-crinkling armpits.

3. Joey doesn’t share food. Nor do I share my stapler.

Before you raise your eyebrows, think about the last time your colleague (or a possum/bunny/ghost) borrowed your stationery. Working remotely means my pens, pencils, erasers, glue stick, stapler, notebook, highlighter, machete, and Hello Kitty doll remain on my desk.

I promise I’m not 100% Monica. Just a little.

4. Things that I’m not proud of.

I’m human. I make mistakes. And I do things that I’m not proud of. Such as getting rid of mosquitoes, spiders, and cockroaches.

5. Get more work done.

When I’m away from home, I worry if I left the windows open and if a dinosaur will enter and eat my ice creams. And what about the sudden rain drenching all the clothes I put out to dry in the Sun? Worrying takes time. It takes a lot of time.

Kid walks in on dad’s work call —why I love working remotely 😄

6. People from 6 continents become friends.

Working with colleagues across the globe helps me make new friends. New friends = new ideas.

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Srishti Verma

Srishti Verma

Writer, reader, XX-chromosomed. The Flintstones are my phone’s wallpaper. Not suitable for the easily offended. https://www.linkedin.com/in/srishti-verma/