My company has mandated that our workforce stop all travel to client sites. This is a huge challenge for us, because to be effective in my line of work, on site client support is generally required. The past 7 days were the first of many ‘work from home’ weeks to come.
I think I brushed my teeth twice and finally showered yesterday, Friday. Don’t worry, I am only going outside 2 times a day to walk the dog. Pajamas are my business attire of choice (that’s kind of awesome).
Part of this work arrangement involves an inordinate amount of conference calls. This past week, I spent at least 6 hours a day on conference calls with a minimum of 13 people on the line at any given time. Let me just say, this takes a tremendous amount of patience for certain Type A, “get it done as efficiently as possible”, personalities (speaking for a friend).
To make this remote situation fun, I saw this “Conference Call Bingo Card” come across the wire on Facebook. I wanted to share on WordPress thinking either someone could use this in the coming days, or for you lucky retired people, you’ll be reminded of your good ole office days.
One of my colleagues is on a different project, however we are connected by Instant Messaging. We WILL be playing this game on Monday. It’ll be a race to the finish line. We’ll have to figure out what to include in the winning purse.
I have a feeling my entire card will be filled within 10 minutes. Not sure if this is good or bad.
The silver lining in all of this is that if we are able to do this effectively in the coming weeks/months, just MAYBE we won’t have to be on site 100% of the time.
Hang in there everyone, we WILL get through this!
…i choose this…