14 funny tweets that sum up suddenly having to wfh
You may be among the vast population of people around the world who were catapulted into working from home earlier this year. A world of video conferencing, Teams chats or remote learning. I am still grappling with the fact that I haven’t sat through my daily commute with my newest book series on hand, seen my work desk (I wonder how I left it…) or had a coffee and a chat with a work colleague since March.
As we may be gearing up for a return to regular life (hopefully), or you may have already made that transition back, I thought I’d take a look back to the year that’s been so far and document the WFH culture through funny tweets.
Whilst this uncertain time has been filled with ups and many downs, here is some comic relief you might be needing as we continue to power through the uncertainty of 2020:
1. A realistic insight into re-purposing items (or pets) in your home for office use
2. Lunch options
If you’re working from home, you should occasionally have ice cream at lunch.
— Janet Ng, Ph.D (@janetngbio) August 18, 2020
3. Learning to Zoom
During social distancing, it’s important to remember good conference call etiquette:
– awkward silence
– can you hear me
– [weird small talk because someone is 10 min late]
– BEEP BOOP
– strange crunch
– heavy breath
– oops sorry you go ahead
– sorry no, you
– BOOP beep
— Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) March 10, 2020
4. They say you should keep to a routine
Experts recommend keeping your daily rituals even while working from home. pic.twitter.com/ktHuEaXMLT
— Tomáš Bella (@kvasinka) March 16, 2020
5. I think Cheryl did it
Pro-tip for couples suddenly working from home together: Get yourselves an imaginary coworker to blame things on. In our apartment, Cheryl keeps leaving her dirty water cups all over the place and we really don't know what to do about her.
— Molly Tolsky (@mollytolsky) March 16, 2020
6. Your pet is employee of the month
important questions to ask your pet if you're working from home:
– are you at work?
– are we working together?
– did you forget to wear your pants?
– are we coworkers?
– are you the employee of the month?
– are you my supervisor?
– who hired you?
— Anne T. Donahue (@annetdonahue) March 12, 2020
7. Your pet is employee of the month… every month
Video call tips and tricks for WFH:
-everyone wants to see your cat
-no, seriously, why are you pushing your cat away
-what if we just did a call with your cat
— John Epler (@eplerjc) March 16, 2020
8. Sandwiches help
the problem with working from home is that you can make as many sandwiches as you want and it turns out i want a lot of sandwiches
— Polly Mosendz (@polly) March 13, 2020
9. You wonder how your barista is going
Pros of working from home:
– No pants
– Loud music
Cons of working from home:
– You have to make your own coffee
– You talk to yourself too much
— Kelly Vaughn 🐞 (@kvlly) August 20, 2019
10. The new work colleague is super intense
Who needs to see this while working from home ? 🖥😁❤
(lifeofsterlingnewton / IG) pic.twitter.com/PB9inTHG9e
— The Puppies Club (@thepuppiesclub) April 13, 2020
11. That was a lovely pigeon
STAGES OF WORKING FROM HOME
– Yay I get to work from home
– It would be nice to talk to people
– I hope that pigeon sits in the window today
— Mark Agee (@MarkAgee) July 14, 2015
12. Self-care is essential
— Ted Goas (@TedGoas) March 10, 2020
13. Keeping each other company
The real winner of this pandemic are the nation's dogs, who are experiencing unprecedented levels of People Being Home.
— Hanna Brooks Olsen (@mshannabrooks) March 9, 2020
14. All the days are now one
Hang in there for a bright last quarter of 2020!
By Katerina Pijaca
Katerina Pijaca is a Sydney based designer and creative. She graduated from a Bachelor of Design in Visual Communication at the University of Technology Sydney and is currently a graphic designer for UTS Careers. Katerina is a thinker, tinkerer, and maker, her adaptability allows her to fulfill the client/user briefs with creative flair and a youthful outlook.