Thursday, May 7, 2015

Work From Home????

A few days back, both me and my hubby were to be 'Working From Home'. This is such an amazing concept, the facility to occasionally work from home (WFH), especially so for women .... well that is what I always thought, until that day!

This is how my WFH day went:
6.30 am: Wake up a whole 45 minutes later than a work day, and feel ridiculously happy at having had that luxury!
7.00 am - 8.00 am: Put in an hour's work already, before the household wakes up 
8.00 am - 9.00 am: Usual morning household chores - offfice or no office, these have to be done!
9.15 am - 10.30 am: Actually work!
10.30 am - 11.30 am: Since I happen to be home, family makes demands for Aamras Puri, so, hibernate the laptop, and go into the kitchen to make the Aamras (while in the mind, churing out recommendations for the report I have left half way).
11.30 am - 1.00 pm: Work again.
1.00 pm - 2.00 pm: Lunch yourself, get the kids and the rest of the family to lunch
2.00 pm - 2.30 pm: Put the little one to sleep
2.30 pm - 5.00 pm: Work (Phew! All is calm for a few precious hours, the family sated and resting after a hearty lunch)
5.00 pm: Aryaveer wakes up, and its time to shut down the laptop for the day. And that's the end of my WFH for the day ....

In striking contrast, this is how Nilesh's WFH day went:
9.00 am: Wake up, a whole 2 hours late!
9.00 am - 9.30 am: Bath and a leisurely breakfast
9.30 am - 5.30 pm: Shut yourself with your laptop and your cell in one of the bedrooms, and start work!!!! Venture out for lunch in the afternoon, and shut yourself back up again!!!!!