Too Many Chiefs

by Dan Reinhold

When you start working at home, you hold the 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 than the old workplace, huh?

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

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

"Dad, Dad!! I found four new clubs and two more sports to join!!!"

"Barroo! Woof! Barrroooooo!!!!" (Beagle-ese, in case you're not fluent).

And on, and on, and...

BUT...when you work at home, you can control your bosses (somewhat) by letting them all know the schedule YOU need and insisting they abide by it. If you don't, you'll have one less boss...yourself.

Oh, excuse me...The cat is having litter box issues.

With two boys, a dog, a cat, a wife and a household to keep together to boot, Dan Reinhold is the editor of WAHumor to hang on to his sanity by showing how insane the work-at-home community can be. Work at home? You deserve a laugh!

Dan Reinhold is the editor and creator of WAHumor, the newsletter for all who work at home. If you work at home, you deserve a laugh! Subscribe at [email protected] Send something WAHumorous to [email protected]
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