Everyone has the fantasy of working from home and never having to go in to the office. For the lucky ones who actually do work from home, be warned; it does come with a few unexpected issues. That is, unless you have no issues with a legitimate and literal "Netflix and chill" lifestyle. Check out these situations that everyone who works from home has experienced, and let us know if you'd be down to #literalnetflixandchill.
You Plan On Working The Whole Day From Starbucks
You will dream about sitting down with a nice coffee and getting all your work done on time. In reality, you are too lazy to put on clothes and work in bed instead.
Your Desk Is Just For Show
You will setup this perfect little workstation, complete with sticky notes and pens everywhere. In reality though, this is to impress people who come over. Your couch and/or bed is much comfier.
You Will Fantasize About Having A “Dream Office,” However
You might have a Pinterest board filled with exotic plants, inspirational quotes, and bright accents to boost creativity. Truth is, even if you do build this dream office, bed=comfy.
Pajamas Are Your New Work Attire
No more dress clothes or so-called business casual for you. Why? Because PJs and tank tops are amazing. So amazing, that remembering to put on some actual clothes when you do leave the house becomes the hardest thing.
Daytime TV Will Be Your New Co-Workers
Drew Carey is now your favorite co-worker he knows you care that the Price is Right! Suddenly, the feeling you have missed your favorite daytime shows is more stressful than the work you have to do.
People Will Think You Are Unemployed
It may seem to your friends that you do nothing except browse the internet all day, but you do get things done. Kind of, sort of. The internet can be a distracting place.
You Will Find Yourself Working Late
Since you don’t have set hours during the day, losing track of time can happen all the time. You might think you are putting the finishing touches on that report at 5pm and boom, it’s midnight.
Sleeping At Night Can Be An Issue
You spend all day working from your bed, which may cause your brain to associate your bed with work. As a result, your bed no longer symbolizes a comforting escape from the working world, and can cause your body to feel restless when trying to sleep.
Your Fridge Is The New Lunch Hotspot
No longer will you go down the street and grab a $10 sack at that trendy sandwich spot. Lunch now consists of leftover pasta and only the freshest of tap water.
You Will Buy Everything Online
Gone are the days of missing the delivery guy during “work” hours. You do everything from the comfort of your home already. Why would you ever leave the house to go shopping?
You Have Dress Up For Video Meetings
You style your hair and make sure you are wearing your best dress shirt, but you still don’t have to wear pants. That’s half of an epic win.
Office Gossip Is Now Done Over Instant Messenger
It’s the only way you are connected with your co-workers, which can make you feel lonely. That is, until you realize you don’t have to stress like they do. They are dealing with constant workday stuff, and all you’re thinking about is taking a break to watch a re-run of Seinfeld. Ahhh.
You Will Go Days Without Using Your Actual Voice To Talk To An Actual Person
All your communication is through messenger or emails. If your phone does ring, you just look at it and wait for it to stop. It’s kind of the best feeling.
But When You Do Have To Talk To Someone, You Are Awkward AF
At this point, you have almost forgotten that you have a voice. You might have even forgotten what it sounds like. At this point, the first few minutes of the conversation are spent with trying to find your inside voice.