I have been asking to work from home for a while. I finally got approval yesterday. I had a choice of working certain days home and certain days in the office or full-time home. I chose full-time home. Of course, I’ll need to go in for certain meetings, and we have some training coming up, but 99% of work from home seemed like a no-brainer. When I told Lion, he said, “You don’t want to do that.” Huh? I thought he’d be jumping for joy.
He reasons that they’ll forget about me and won’t see me as valuable anymore if I’m not around. I’m not sure how they’d think my job was getting done. No one else does it but me. I guess I can understand his thinking to some extent. I suggested working from home three days and at work two. “Or,” he said, “you could do it the other way around.” Huh? (If you’re playing along at home, the score is now Mrs. Lion 0, Lion bat shit crazy.)
If I didn’t know better, and I do, it might sound like Lion is trying to keep me out of the house. Does he have a girlfriend he sneaks in while I’m at work? Does she show up three times a week, and I’d be cramping his style? No. I know that’s not it. I was amazed. If nothing else, I thought he’d be happy I could take some of the puppy energy off his hands. On my way out the door this morning, he said he’s excited to have me home more often. Men!
You may think this rose to the level of annoyance. Nope. Lion’s buns are safe. It just felt like someone let the wind out of my sails. I already know I’ll have to be in the office for at least half a day so I can do things that shouldn’t leave the office. Beyond that, it’s up to me. We’ll figure it out over the weekend. I don’t need to make a decision immediately.
[Lion — I’m very happy that Mrs. Lion can work from home. My concern is that she works for a small company that has always required everyone to work at the office. I’m concerned that people will get used to her not being there and forget why she is so important. As far as I’m concerned, she can be home all of the time. I think that she needs to maintain and build personal relationships with her fellow employees. You can’t do that from home.]