The Fun of Working from Home

Josie Leavitt -- February 18th, 2011

I have a twisted sense of humor, I’ll be the first to admit that. Yesterday I worked from home. Mostly I worked on my home, but I did do some store things. I can remotely log into my store computer from anywhere. This is a lovely feature that allows me flexibility, while also enabling me to work pretty much 24 hours a day.

Sometimes when I log on from home I like to mess with the staffers at the store. I log into the computer on my desk in the office, so no one can see what I’m doing, and I don’t do it often enough for them to automatically think it’s me. So I take advantage of this periodically. Today after I got all the info I needed to pay sales tax, I took a look at sales and then decided it was time to have some fun. I need to explain that when we take a special order a receipt gets printed by the register, even if that special order is generated from my couch.

When I create special orders for my staff to see, I make up books, too. So, coming up with titles is half the fun. Today’s book, special ordered for me, under my name, was entitled: Any Messages? For Bosses Too Lazy to Call. I even went so far as to create a whole new book record for the above title, so it would  appear as a real book in our computer system. I laughed as I sent the order through and then I quickly logged off so they wouldn’t see me if they checked the back computer. I know it’s silly, but these little things make me happy.

Sadly, this time staffers missed the joke. They did not call me, because they actually busy, you know, selling books. But they did put the book on order for me.

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