Working from home is not an easy task. Many find it hard to concentrate, and the boundaries between work and home-life can be blurred.
Two-fifths of freelancers work from home, yet only 66 per cent have a dedicated workspace. This means ‘working from home’ often means working from the sofa, the dining table, or as this article finds – even the toilet.
Research by FreeAgent has revealed what Brits really get up to when they work from home.
Almost a third of homeworking Brits admit they often work in pyjamas, nine percent dance during the working day, and eight percent have even been on a video call to their boss or colleagues when naked below the waist.
A shocking 12 per cent have taken work calls while on the toilet. Here are the worst confessions from those who work from home:
1. The child who just couldn't hold it in
My youngest once came into my office while I was on a video conference call and did a poo behind a rocking chair in the corner. The top of his fluffy head was fully visible. As was the chair, which gently rocked as he made the deposit.— Penny (@penthemighty) June 28, 2019
2. The doctor who works from the loo
Oh so many!! Serious meeting hiding in the toilet from the twins because that was the quietest place. Did a live radio interview to Canada from a toilet in Waterstones. A phone meeting while sitting on the floor in my hallway rocking my then 8 months old who was cranky.— Dr Pragya Agarwal FRSA (@DrPragyaAgarwal) June 28, 2019
3. The man who will always remember to put a top on
4. The Avatar recruiter
I've carried out phone interviews from home while wearing bright blue face packs....— Kate Chapman ✍ (@_KateChapman) June 28, 2019
5. The toilet talker
6. The interrupting daughter
Had a meeting as I was setting it up had to go loo next minute all I heard was hiya hiya hiya went down and daughter had my laptop on her knee talking to everyone deffo broke the ice that's for sure— dsdjproductadviserLTD (@dsdjproductadv1) June 28, 2019
7. The freelance football manager
8. The manager who had an important meeting on a golf course
So my manager set up a group chat with his team. He sends the group a message he’s working from home because he’s sick. On a Friday, in the nicest Friday of the summer so far, and his golf clubs are missing. He’s currently getting roasted in the group chat lol 😂— Robert Butler (@Breezy2345) June 28, 2019
9. The coldhearted liar
10. The man who sets the bar for home offices
Have you got any confessions from working at home? Let us know in the comments below!