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Confession Station ... WFH version

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I had a long hair appointment booked right after lockdown and they were only able to take me in during the day (noon). I didn't want to take the day off so I just blocked my calendar with "fake" meetings so that nobody would bother me...am I going straight to hell or what? (ps I DID make up for the day afterwards though).


now GO....

🏡 WFH
🤗 Self-care
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GrizzleMcThornBody
Politicker
+7
EVP - RevOps
Jail. Straight to jail.
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
I basically am in one....my office is my home haahha
GrizzleMcThornBody
Politicker
+7
EVP - RevOps
i buzz my head. free.99
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
No. This is normal behavior.
signandrecline
Opinionated
+5
Enterprise Sales & Demand Gen Manager
Exactly this. 
jefe
Politicker
+8
Sales Director
Normalize it!
friendlyginge
Politicker
+5
Account Executive
Three words… prospecting from bed
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
my Friday morning go-to 
CoorsKing
WR Officer
+11
King of the Coors Knights
I take a 15-20 minute power nap every day around 2-3pm. It’s fantastic and helps me power through the afternoon without depending on caffeine
RaymundoFlex
Opinionated
+2
AE
same. highly recommend getting an eyemask. i can now get mine in in a 25-30 minute window from when I lie down. 
jefe
Politicker
+8
Sales Director
Eyemasks are so underrated.
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alecabral
Arsonist
+8
Director - Digital Sales Transformation
Same, and I actually don't get up from bed before 9 anymore. I just take calls from there if needed.
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
SAME. 9-10 is coffee, bed, maybe a podcast while checking emails (and waiting for the caffeine to hit)
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Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
I couldn't agree more! Especially since we end up working till 7...
mstl
Politicker
+7
Account Executive
I shower after my morning meeting every day. Cumulatively Ive been paid thousands to maintain basic hygiene...feels good to get that off my chest
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
hahahha our lips are sealed! make sure you expense the soap and shampoo
TheOverTaker
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
I think the best thing about WFH is THAT exact flexibility. Been known to workout during the day or run an errand that I wouldnt be able to do if I was in the office...but I also start work earlier and usually work later...


so no hell for you or me or anyone...at least not based on that stuff
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
exactly - I make up for those hours EASILY during the week. always start earlier and work way too late. my hair needed it lol
TheOverTaker
Politicker
+6
Account Executive
look good play good play good pay good
Kirby
Acclaimed Answer
+6
Sales Representative
I often jump on at 8 AM, respond to urgent emails and whatnot, and then I don't really start until close to 10 AM.

During boring staff meetings, I've played video games with my camera off.

I've taken half days off without asking for permission, and I've been sort of called out for it.

But for context... I've literally never missed quota, and there are days I put in 12 to 14 hours. My motivation waxes and wanes a decent amount. But I get results, so fuck anyone who wants to micromanage me.

And for a little more context, my partner works late nights, so that's when I get all my prospecting and email writing done, and I prefer to work less during the morning to have time with them.

(For those who remember my post about the job that micromanaged me, you can now see why it was such a deal breaker lol.)
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
I can totally relate on everything lol

More of an evening person though so I often prep emails in the evening/night and click "send later" - i usually set it for 7:40 - 8:10 am so it looks like I'm up hahha) ...and then by the time I wake up at 9:30, I'm already ahead of the game lol 

There are days I have zero motivation or mood to work (and there is nothing urgent happening)...and days where i put in 14 hours and crush everything all at once.

At the end of the day....it should all be about #'s and $$$$'s for the employer
Kirby
Acclaimed Answer
+6
Sales Representative
Exactly! The "send later" button is a life saver for those who like working in the evening :)
happyhunter
Valued Contributor
+5
spittin' sunshine
Preface: **I MAKE VERY RESPONSIBLE DECISIONS MOST OF THE TIME. This was not one of them** 

I went to Cabo over NYE and was having so much fun that mere hours before my flight I said fuck it, I'll start my work year off in Cabo and changed my flight. Woke up still drunk (not in my hotel room!) and confused as to why I was still in Cabo and not home in California. 

Had to tell my work I was working from my parent's house hence the different backgrounds and then caught an evening flight home...broken, alone, and full of regret. But looking back now was it all worth it...FUCK YES. And January ended up being one of my best months to date this year!
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
HAHHAHAH this might be one of my favourite ones (mainly because i can relate)

I've extended my weekends several times due to trips / being too hungover the next day .... absolutely NO regrets (and will likely happen again)

oh and yes, I just end up putting in more hours the rest of the week but its always worth it

YOLOOOOO 
happyhunter
Valued Contributor
+5
spittin' sunshine
Hahaha!!! Yes I'm glad you understand lol. Peak covid when everything was shut down, I had my hair girl come to my house and took calls/afternoon meeting while she did my hair...so I FEEL YOU! We are the same! 
sellingsellssold
Politicker
+7
SDR
HAHHA if you don't do this your doing sales wrong
1nbatopshotfan
Politicker
+5
Senior Director, Enterprise Technology
Once our area started to open back up, I’d do the afternoon on fridays from a local brewery’s outdoor space. I’ve also blitzed out on fridays to take my kid to the beach. 
techsales
Good Citizen
Enterprise Account Executive
Am I the only one who takes off many an afternoon around 2-3, hits happy hours while still moving the mouse or answering slacks/emails?

I've also sat on a call to review legal redlines line by line for 3 hours sitting at the bar top with a rowdy crowd around me drinking a margarita.

WFH is life.
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
I took a meeting at a rooftop pool last week - meeting was at 3 on a Friday. I wasn't going to waste the whole day just for that. 

The meeting went great and we are about to close an every bigger deal than I anticipated ( I guess the pool dranks helped me sell) LOL
Se
SellinStaffin
Full-Desk Recruiter
m-f im done by 3
Incognito
WR Officer
+11
Master of Disaster
I’m currently having a very serious conversation about a rolling ccip analysis with my cat. On my couch. 

There was a tornado here yesterday so I’m going with that one too. 
CuriousFox
WR Officer
+11
Senior Account Executive
"Wooooooooooo"
Ca
CaptainCash
Director
If you're working 10 minutes a day but crushing your goals then who cares.  However, if you're in a management role and oversee people it's probably not a good thing. 
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
I agree - sometimes a day will be slow but then another day will be 14 hrs. I think this is way better than "pretending to work" between 9-5 at an office. Business doesnt work like that. 

 At the end of the day, if we crush our goals that's all management should care about (i'm lucky that my director is awesome and knows that I'm doing my job)
Cl
Closeitalready
Good Citizen
+3
Head of Sales
Why not if you oversee people?
Ca
CaptainCash
Director
You are responsible for people and need to be available to lead, advise, solve problems or deal with fires. If that sounds lousy don't rise the ranks boyo or sis.
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SADNES5
Politicker
+6
Hittin' Dingers
My day is filled with "focus time" meaning... Hot tub time.
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
hahaha i have 2 hours of "focus time" every day from 8-10 am (so that nobody books meetings at those ungodly hours. 


RaymundoFlex
Opinionated
+2
AE
Booking a noon hair appointment? Oh you badddddd, you badddd😈
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
wooopps hahha
Cornholio
Opinionated
+3
Account Executive
So….. we weren’t doing this stuff before the lockdown?
dwightyouignorantsale
Opinionated
+4
Manager, Sales
*I say “no this is completely normal” as I am on my 3rd harry potter movie of the day occasionally opening Teams to show up as available* wow I suck
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
hahah ok now I'm for sure going to watch them again tonight 

also ... I shouldn't have posted this comment at noon because I've been distracted from work with all of the hilarious comments lolll
dwightyouignorantsale
Opinionated
+4
Manager, Sales
this app is dangerous ☠️
LordBusiness
Politicker
+8
Chief Revenue Officer
This is like an “earmuffs” thread for me 😆😆
SaaSsy
Politicker
+3
Sales Executive
Anyone in sales should be able to make their own hours. We just went back to the office and it’s insane how much less I get done. Some days I’m up early working hard, some days I prefer late 🤷🏻‍♀️ Work hours should be a thing of the last as long as you perform and hit deadlines!
UltimateMango
Praised Answer
+1
Chief of Nothing
I take a nap on my office floor every single day. It is glorious. 
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
naps are proven to improve performance, reaction time, and mood. sounds like a star employee to me
UltimateMango
Praised Answer
+1
Chief of Nothing
300% baby
FamilyTruckster
Acclaimed Answer
+7
Exec Director, Major Accounts
Your hair grows during work hours. No reason you can’t have it cut.
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
I mean it's so logical right? I should probably start expensing them too ... hahah
Diablo
Catalyst
+6
Sales
I do it often as well; as far as you're doing your job right and getting the numbers you should be good 😁
Gyro25
Politicker
+6
BDR - Enterprise and Partnerships
I hurt my back the other day, so I've been making cold calls from the floor on my yoga mat and heating pad. Couldn't do that in the office.. Lol 
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
oh damn sorry to hear that! f it was in the office you'd probably go cry in the bathroom so yes, much better option hahah
Gyro25
Politicker
+6
BDR - Enterprise and Partnerships
Oh yeah, I can still do my job, but definitely in some pain right now. I'd be screwed if I was in an office and had to work. 
DataSlangah
Politicker
+4
SAE
If you're making your number who gives af what you do during your day.  I only start caring if people aren't making their number.  Sales cure all problems.
CaneWolf
Politicker
+12
Call me what you want, just sign the damn contract
Everyone fits stuff into the schedule. You're gonna do more work later anyway, so why not?
sales_pirate
Opinionated
+4
Sales Executive
Have flights in the last hours of workday and didn't request time off 😅🤷🏼‍♀️ because I don't really care
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
why would you?? hahah if anything, book fake meetings in your calendar so they wont bother you 
Cl
Closeitalready
Good Citizen
+3
Head of Sales
I vacuum during working hours, and the dishes and all the other stuff needed to do in a household.. feels good to be paid good for stupid vaccuming. The other day I had a call with a colleague, he told me he won’t turn on the camera because he‘s laying in the bath tube, didn’t matter we still had work done.
Ma
Madridgal
Catalyst
+4
Manager Corporate Partnerships
honestly having airpods and being able to walk around and do stuff around the house while I'm just "listening into a meeting" has been the most amazing thing EVER
Executioner
Opinionated
+3
Business Dev.
If you make quota, dont sweat it.
privateryan
Politicker
+5
Director of Sales
I always book fake appointments and golf instead. Is that not a thing?!
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