This Was Not Addressed In The Workplace...

Written by Dan Reinhold

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This Was Not Addressed In The Workplace... By Dan Reinhold

So you're working at home now! No more of those annoying workplace issues that have filled several volumes of professional journals. They're all behind you, a faint, unpleasant memory. Of course, working at home has no such...challenges?

No one looks over your shoulder. No one monitors your output from afar. ( I was looking forrepparttar 117331 way out of that website...really!!) No warnings or veiled threats about too much time atrepparttar 117332 water cooler. BUT...

There is one issue, one factor, one paradigm, one contingency, one concern never addressed, nay, not present in that organizational outhouse.

Its destructive influence has been well recorded, yet they continue to be commonplace. They are not found inrepparttar 117333 corporate world because ofrepparttar 117334 dangers inherent in their continued presence. Volatile, unpredictable and thoroughly incomprehensible, they arerepparttar 117335 greatest challenge of working in your home and they're always there!!

Among many names bestowed upon them (some less than complimentary) throughout recorded time, they are known to us as...children.

Of allrepparttar 117336 horrors imaginable, they arerepparttar 117337 worst because their minds hold only one thought: You're home.

What project, with looming deadline, impossible demands and voracious time-consuming appetite, ever frustrated your best efforts more than a five-year-old opening your door punctually every four and one quarter minutes to announce, "I wanna _________?"

Do you ever recall conversations of this kind during a performance review?

"Milquetoast, we are in agreement, then, then your primary goal forrepparttar 117338 next quarter is to successfully addressrepparttar 117339 concern of little Jennie's incessant attention-getting behavior as well as Montague's single-handed defacement or demolition of several pieces of valuable furnishings and pets?"

As I sat writing today, I was visited by my youngest son, Nicholas. He is three years old and will turn fifteen in June. Having left my door ajar while he played inrepparttar 117340 next room (" And about your child emergency reaction time, Milquetoast..."), he appeared beside me with an air of quiet resolve that would have made Churchill shudder, several books held tightly in his arms.

Too Many Chiefs

Written by Dan Reinhold

Too Many Chiefs by Dan Reinhold

When you start working at home, you holdrepparttar sincere belief that you're working for yourself, your own boss, etc., etc.

Reality check!

You just get more bosses. Being at home is being...available.

Your "spouse" (Whatever you call them, they're all spouses - See my article entitled Spouses), your kids, your pets, all life forms within a 100 mile radius suddenly have things they'd like you to do.

Go here, pick up this, sponsor that, lead this, fix/build this, play that.

A little different thanrepparttar 117329 old workplace, huh?

"Now, Milquetoast, your next project is..." "Wait! My turn at boss!! Honey, could you just rebuildrepparttar 117330 kids' bedroom from scratch today? Thanks!!"

"Yoohoo! The school is counting on you forrepparttar 117331 festival next week. Shall I put you down for say...50 hours???" "

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