Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Work productivity < TTC

I have become such a shitty worker ever since we started TTC.  I used to care. I just don't anymore.  I am so distracted now, and it doesn't help that I work from home 3 out of 5 days of the week because that means I can just sit on my laptop blogging, checking the bump and googling things without worrying that anyone's looking over my shoulder noticing that I haven't done any work in about 3 hours.  This morning I watched Sunday's DVR'd episode of Downton Abbey while "working".

 Here is a spot-on comic by The Oatmeal (love!) about why working from home is both awesome and horrible:  

Don't get me wrong - I LOVE the fact that I telecommute part time. It is simply fabulous since my commute is horrendous (I live and work in different states), and I worked my butt off to A) get to a position which enables me to not have to physically be in the office to get my work done, and B) earn the management's trust and respect so they believe I won't slack off when I'm not there. Whoops.  

I'm starting to get round like Cartman too
 It hasn't always been like this. I've been telecommuting  for a couple years now and was previously always very conscientious and responsible! But now that I have other things on my mind I just don't care as much as I used to.  Now I would much rather pretend to work while laying on the couch in my PJs eating cheesy poofs and focusing on my growing obsession with getting KU. There's a lot to google, people!

Hopefully it's just a phase and I'll either stop thinking about TTC like, every other minute of the day and get back to focusing on work or I'll get KU and then can start googling pregnancy instead! 

(I vote for number 2.  Sorry, work.)


  1. First of all, I LOVE the Oatmeal. Second, all those things are my biggest fear when/if I start working from home. And lastly, I know where you're coming from with being consumed by TTC. I have Googled so many things and lost so many hours. Googling pregnancy stuff would be so much cooler, I second that.

  2. I definitely get where you're coming from. I don't work from home and I still don't focus at work as much as I used to. Also, Google is my best friend and my worst enemy!!!