The Musings Of An Opinionated Sod [Help Me Grow!]


If COVID Has Made You Work From Home, You Have Likely Revealed Your True Self …

I’m back.

OK, I know I’ve written a few posts in the 3 weeks I’ve been away, but I’m officially back.

And I want to say a big thank you to everyone who reached out after my news.

I appreciate it very much and can assure you I’m fine.

For now, hahaha.

I was overwhelmed by the generosity I received and I actually have a bunch of news to announce soon, however I need a little longer before I can do that due to the usual dotting i’s and crossing t’s – but, as some of you already know, one of the reasons has to do with this …

More of that soon, so until then, let’s get on with now shall we?

I should point I wrote this post a while ago.

So long ago, I had a full time job.

But it is important I point out the title of this post is not a euphemism for ‘self-love’.

No.

It’s about the feelings many people are going through as they start to realistically think about returning to work.

By which I mean an actual office rather than in their own home.

I don’t know about you, I’m a bit nervous.

As I’ve written before, the situation with COVID has been a very different experience to us than it has to many, many people.

I absolutely recognise my privilege in that statement.

I would happily not have had this time if people had not had to suffer.

I truly mean that.

But working from home has had a profound effect on me.

I sleep longer.

I am not doing 2+ hours of commute a day.

I am here for lunch and dinner with my family.

I am being much, much more effective in what I do.

I love being able to wake up, put on some shorts and a t-shirt and walk into the room that has now become my office.

Seamless.

But the idea of going to an office is making me nervous.

Any office.

Not just because the COVID rates are on the rise again, but for other reasons too …

Will I be able to function once I’ve given up all the lovely things I’ve discovered?

Will wearing long trousers and not eating a packet of Quavers everyday undermine my effectiveness?

Will it affect the energy and fight I have for the work I do?

Then someone sent me the image below and I realised that working from home hasn’t made me a lesser version of myself, it’s revealed how I truly like to work and I feel much better about myself.

And before anyone says it, yes, this is an extremely long post of utter bollocks just so I could use this image.

Sue me.



22 Comments so far
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You’re back. You drop an uncorporated bomb and then leave with winnie the poo rubbish. Seems 3 weeks off hasn’t changed you at all.

Comment by Bazza

I quite like the name. And the messed up d. It’s obvious you didn’t come up with either of them.

Comment by Bazza

I’ve been fortunate enough to see some of the imagery he’s had created for uncorporated. It’s interesting he chose the most matter of fact version for this post. Always messing with people.

Comment by George

As long as it isn’t in impact, I’m fine with anything he does with it.

Comment by Bazza

Nice to see you guys have remained the same too. 3 weeks away and you come straight back without missing a beat.

Comment by Rob

So it’s semi-official? Not a bad way to make a comeback.

Comment by George

If you mean I’ve announced a name and a sort-of-logo without any context and it won’t officially happen for a few months, then yes. Ha.

Comment by Rob

what is official is campbell is still as fucking annoying without a job as he was with one.

Comment by andydy@cynic

It was going great until the bit about you not wearing pants.

Comment by Greg

Welcome back Robert. Fascinated to hear more about uncorporated. Excellent name.

Comment by Lee Hill

you do know that until planes can fly again and he can try to blag some free tickets from you, you wont hear from him. that must be a fuucking lovely feeling.

Comment by andy@cynic

Very noble of you not to mention all the housework you’re able to do with the saved time.

Comment by John

Are you more effective because you have fewer opportunities to harass/annoy people than would be the case in an office?

Comment by John

he means hes more effective harassing and annoying the fuck out of people because he doesnt even have to pretend he has any work to do.

Comment by andy@cynic

Winnie the Pooh is a happy image, and I’m glad to hear that fits you now. enjoy being with your family. Enjoy working from home. In these parlous times, we need every little scrap of contentment we can find. I am sorry if you have had problems. I was not aware as I have not been reading blogs faithfully due to my rapidly disappearing eyesight. One eye is totally blind now, and I am pampering the other to try to save it. I think it is an appropriate time to thank you again for all the help you gave me a few years ago when I was struggling to start a blog. You were kind and generous. You have my blessings.

Comment by http://theenglishprofessoratlarge.com

ive read this post. be glad your eyesight is fucked, its shite.

Comment by andy@cynic

the only reason im happy campbell is back is because his particular brand of blog bollocks may be the only thing potent enough to kill off covid.

Comment by andy@cynic

The comments are open. That must mean Rob is officially back. But that is not as exciting as seeing Andy using up 3 weeks of pent up comment anger all in one go.

Comment by DH

#angerclimax

Comment by Bazza

I’ve just thrown up in my mouth.

Comment by DH

now you know how jodie fucking feels.

Comment by andy@cynic

It is very, very good to have you back. No irony, it simply is. Glad you’re okay

Comment by Northern




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