One day when my team leader had already said he was WFH (working from home), he sent this at 8:16 : “I need to step out for a little while; … Call my cell if you need something from me before 10.” Hmm… his stepping out will take about 2 hours. I’ll have to remember this precedent. He’s setting a good example, I think. 🙂
On another occasion my team leader said in an e-mail at 10:50PM, “If I’m not feeling any better in the morning I’ll be working from home, which means I’ll possible be sleeping late.” Isn’t that great? Maybe I’ll work from home tomorrow and “possibly be sleeping late”. 🙂
Another teammate said this one day when it was raining : “I’m working from home today and trying to stay dry.” He could do better than that! Is rain a valid excuse for WFH? And another time he said : “I was up late dealing with a plumbing issue and slept through my alarm today. I’m going to work from home this morning and be in the office this afternoon.” He sure has a lot of reasons for WFH; seems like there’s one every week. One day he didn’t even bother with an excuse — he just listed his cell phone number in an e-mail with the subject of “WFH today”.
One project manager on my team recently said this in an e-mail letting us know he was WFH : “I will be out of the office and working periodically from home today.” At least he’s honest about “working periodically”. 🙂
Judging by the “quality” of these excuses, I should be able to start WFH a lot more. 🙂