Greetings, fellow remote workers! How is everyone holding up? If you’re still in the early stages of a work-from-home arrangement, we know that it can be a bit of an adjustment. Between impromptu visits from kids (sometimes welcome, and other times a bit distracting), working with pets around, and a new meaning to the term “casual Friday,” there’s a lot of change that happens to your day-to-day when work becomes a completely remote affair.
Whether you’re loving it, or not quite sold yet, a little comedic relief can go a long way in times of flux. Though we’ve been working remotely at Perkuto for quite some time now, we’re still having a good laugh on the remote work jokes making their way around social media recently. Here are a few of our favorites.
me and my coworkers logging into all of our meetings remotely for the next couple of weeks pic.twitter.com/fpOYiHJLcl
— isha (@ikasliwal) March 9, 2020
To everyone now working from home, let me introduce you to conference call bingo. pic.twitter.com/tBTsxKeYv8
— Runa Sandvik (@runasand) March 11, 2020
— Liam Keegan (@LiamJKeegan) March 22, 2020
WFH diary, day 1:
🔋 Power went out during recording
🚧 Contruction workers are extra loud today
🍌 Daughter walked in on a meeting singing “I like banaaaaanas” at the top of her lungs
— Howard Pinsky (@Pinsky) March 13, 2020
Day 3 of WFH and my family started screaming while I was in a meeting and my coworker remarked: “Now I understand why you prefer to go into the office everyday.”
— rimsha (@rimshutup) March 18, 2020
Whole house WFH day 1 report: I whispered “I LOVE YOU” loudly into what turned out to be my spouse’s active meeting headset mic. 🏆
— Lindsay Crudele 🌸👑 (@thelindsayist) March 12, 2020
Pro-tip for couples suddenly working from home together: Get yourselves an imaginary coworker to blame things on. In our apartment, Cheryl keeps leaving her dirty water cups all over the place and we really don’t know what to do about her.
— Molly Tolsky (@mollytolsky) March 16, 2020
In the spirit of imaginary scapegoats, Perkuto’s Veronik Durocher joked that her remote household has, “a ghost named Ben. He’s useful all year long – quarantine or not.”
In other “aha” moments, Hilary German, used to think that her dog missed her when she left the house for work. Now that she’s part of a virtual workplace at Perkuto, she’s come to grips with reality— her dog actually just sleeps all day. It appears as though she’s not the only one with this discovery:
— Robert Boessenecker 🐳 (@CoastalPaleo) March 24, 2020
And lastly, let’s not forget about looking good on video calls:
— Dr Niamh NicGhabhann (@Niamh_NicGhabh) March 24, 2020
Jokes aside, we know that working from home presents its own set of challenges. We count ourselves fortunate that Perkuto is – and always has been – a remote workplace. Our humble advice to those still figuring things out? Stay patient, and remember to laugh at yourselves from time to time.