We homeworkers have been rumbled. Our tribe is under threat | Barbara Ellen

The pandemic has swollen our pyjama-clad ranks but when many return to the workplace their faux pity will have turned to envy

Long-time homeworkers – has coronavirus screwed with our sweet gig? Are people who normally go to workplaces now on to us?

Please know that this piece isn’t about the deathly seriousness of coronavirus. It’s about sloth, furtiveness and very loose clothing. Mine, and possibly yours. It’s about how, as lockdown rumbled on, many people realised they preferred working from home (WFH), for reasons aside from risk factors, and it’s about how I’m a little unnerved by that. True homeworkers, like myself, devote our lives to building highly dysfunctional semi-agoraphobic shadow-work worlds. It’s our space that the new WFH-lot have invaded, with their poxy Zoom meetings, ingenious lunches, and kitchen-yoga.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: We homeworkers have been rumbled. Our tribe is under threat | Barbara Ellen ———

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