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Working From Home Just Might Be That Bullshit

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I have no science at all to back up this claim, but I’m just going to pretend like there are various studies supporting a recent conclusion I came to: working from home (on a regular basis) is some bullshit.

Of course, like all things in life, its contextual. See, I have chirrens, little chirrens at that. What does this mean? I’m glad that I’m assuming that you asked. This means that working from home doesn’t come with peace and tranquility. It comes with all of the shenanigans, all of the nincompoopery, and all of the distractions. Which is saying something because I’m a fellow who can’t even read unless I’m listening to music. I thrive off of background noise; I can listen to the radio through snowy reception and be just as happy as a pig in slop.

Let’s take it back to the beginning though because I think my issues are rooted in conditioning. See, for most of my work life, I’ve enjoyed employment that required me to venture to an office space to perform the duties of my job. Now that my ministry has changed to working from wherever, work….looks different to those around me.

Not to mention that I’m an actual “writer” for a living right now which, admittedly, looks like some bullshit to many people. It’s like when I used to be a manager at a nightclub, a job that NOBODY outside of the nightlife industry respects as an actual job. Never mind that I was responsible for tens of thousands of dollars a night – often in cash – and the operations of a venue of drunken idiots, most people think that to manage a nightclub or work in that industry at all just means you stay up late, take pictures with hot women, and take a lot of shots on the company dime. Don’t get me wrong, there were lots of nights of doing just that, but I still had a job to do and I could be fired for not doing it properly. When people see fun, they don’t see work and they struggle with the concept of “oh, you are enjoying this? Then you must be free to go do all of the things I need to do because that’s not a real job. #teamworkfromhomemeansrunerrandsinthemiddleoftheday”

Now, that’s not entirely my life; I’ve only been working from home (and even now I’m in a cowork space) for a few days now, but man, I realize how hard it is to be disconnected from inside my home when my home is active. When kids yell, I need to make sure everybody is still alive when the yelling stops. When I hear a big thump, I need to make sure everybody is still alive when the thumping stops. It’s an adjustment that requires a lot of work. Not to mention the personal mental gymnastics of structure and discipline when you can simply turn over in bed, scratch your balls, fall out of bed and physically “be at work” without brushing your teeth or moving more than a foot.

To be clear, I realize that this is a first world problem like a motherfucker and I’m not really complaining since this would be a stupid thing to complain about. Moreso, I didn’t realize how much of an adjustment it would be to go cold turkey from working in a professional setting and environment to working from home during a week when my whole house is off from work and nephews, brothers, and family are in town. Dis is not tew much, but it is a lot. Truth is, having the ability to work from home and set your own schedule is a hell of a privilege. For instance, on Tuesday, I watched the shit out of Love and Hip Hop Hollywood in my room while kids were making loud noises throughout my house. It felt a little bit awesome. Of course, at some point my two little sons began banging on the door so they could come in and bite my knees. Yeah.

Point is, working from home while awesome is also not – for my life, anyway – all its cracked up to be. Luckily, I’ve procured myself some outside workspace so that it looks and feels like I’m going somewhere for work and it gives me my own feel of actively being and doing something productive.

I guess this is what they all one of those good problems.

Thanks, Obama.

Panama Jackson

Panama Jackson is pretty fly (and gorgeous) for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. He refuses to eat cocaine chicken. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future. You can hit him on his hitter at panamadjackson@gmail.com.

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  • Mr. Mooggyy

    What it is fam! I feel like I’ve been away for years and shyt! [its been 4 days]

    My career will not allow me to work from home, except for maybe 1 or 2 days a month (even that’s a stretch)! While working from home is cool at times, I feel like i’d miss the social interaction, even though I don’t like people! And if I had chirrens, I’d probably go crazy!

    • BM, Superman

      You don’t like people? But you’re friendly af.

      • Mr. Mooggyy

        I’m an introvert! I just rather stay to myself at times. I just keep it simple by saying I don’t like people! But if you’re cool in my book, we will converse and shyt! Kick the Bo Bo, as my pops calls it! But there are times I feel like being social and times I’m like, leave me be!

        • BM, Superman

          Lol. Kick the Bo Bo, was he from the South? I get that, people are tiring.

          • Mr. Mooggyy

            No! My pops is just a ni99a who says random shyt!

            • BM, Superman

              Doesn’t every n*gga do that lol?

  • PinkRose

    I work in a hybrid position, a few days from home and a few in my office. I absolutely LOVE it! and I can pick and choose my days too!

  • PinkRose

    Working from home = tax benefits.

    YAAAASSSSSSSS!!!

  • BrothasKeeper

    “Nincompoopery” has now been added to the VSB lexicon.

    • My wife did something silly a few years ago and in the moment I was trying to find an insult that wouldn’t make her feel bad. What popped out as “Yooooouuuuu, nincompoop!”

      • NonyaB?

        Hahaaa, but “nincompoop” is an insult! That and “scallywag” take me back to childhood memories of some of my teachers’ colourful ways of insulting people.

  • AKA The Sauce

    Working from home seemed like the best thing ever until I actually started doing it . I need human contact and I can’t concentrate at Starbucks. Into the office I go.

    • This part!

    • Your avi screams “Black Boy Joy”!

      Not saying you are a boy though!

      • AKA The Sauce

        LMAO!!!!

    • KeyBrad

      Same here, and my firestick be calling me.

    • grownandsexy2

      I would love to work from home, I don’t need the human contact and would love to sleep a little later. As it is, the attorneys in my group are rarely here anyway. We work in the cloud and ish.

    • doug r

      I don’t think I have the discipline to work full time from home. Although my wife and I worked as bike couriers when we lived in a tower downtown, so you’d be in the elevator going down and clocking in on the radio like you’re on the road already.

  • PDL….HE still working on me

    My non working coworker said his back went out last week and worked from home. How the heck you ain’t ashame to show up like a California Raisin Monday? He was beach bronzed. LIES!

    • Michelle is my First Lady

      taking sh*t for granted smh.

      • PDL….HE still working on me

        For real. And when he shows up he’s gone all day…literally. Then jets about 2:30 – 3:00.Everyone else shows up like they got good sense.

    • I want his job..lol

      • Simms~

        LOL. I was thinking the same, especially after seeing that he regularly leaves by 2:30-3:00.

      • PDL….HE still working on me

        We’re all still scratching our heads n

  • Diego Duarte

    I admittedly could never work from home because there’s just too many distractions and I don’t have that kind of discipline. As in I will constantly “reward” myself with a distraction over getting the smallest thing accomplished. Then again when it comes to painting or drawing I can straight up stay 16 hours straight just working on it and do that over for several days without a qualm. Maybe I chose the wrong career path but then again law school isn’t exactly cheap, and I’m too far into this career to risk my livelihood doing something else.

    • BrothasKeeper

      YOU need to stay indoors as much as possible, or at least wait until we establish the VSB Revolutionaries Amnesty Fund.

      • Diego Duarte

        Can we repurpose that fund and use them as war funds? I’m asking in a very friendly tone which does not [yet] involve bringing about The Revolution.

  • Alessandro De Medici
    • BM, Superman
      • Diego Duarte

        “Great to be a Hispanic female”

        I almost had a second stroke just now. I would lay my hands all over this person without even giving any explanation as to why he deserves to have his azz beat.

        As in, Latinas earn even less on average than African American women (which earn about 63 cents per dollar a White man makes) and he still has the gall to say this sh*t? After my parents divorced and we moved to the US we were barely making ends meet despite the fact that my mother had a STEM degree and a masters.

        I literally had to push a walmart cart up and down the street because we couldn’t afford a car. We had to literally fill up the cart, push it back 20 blocks to our apartment and then return it. Fuck this noise and fuck this azzhole.

        Imma google his address and start looking for discount plane tickets.

        • BM, Superman

          Bro, you’re made out of marble and he’s made out of flour, he ain’t worth it.

      • Alessandro De Medici

        Funny thing is she’s more qualified than Trump to be president?

        But like I said earlier, on the internets, people don’t know how to argue.

        • BM, Superman

          This and there are many white people who believe minorities aren’t qualified for anything, no matter what even if they’re on the same side of the ideological spectrum.

          • Tam

            Except being servants

        • Hugh Akston

          It’s not even that for me at this point

          It’s just the blatant lies that a lot of people just run with…a quick google search would say “sir you are a liar” but you’ll see a lot of people co sign without any reservations

          • Tam

            Except people are lazy and want things handed to them.

            • Alessandro De Medici

              That implies searching on google or wikipedia is work lol.

              • Tam

                Why when you can have alex Jones or tyt tell you what the truth is?

                • Alessandro De Medici

                  Leave Chubby Goebbels alone:

                  https://youtu.be/q7QmvBbgWvM?t=38s

                  • Tam

                    Chubby Goebbels said its an act

                  • Diego Duarte

                    LOL! He’s sucking in his gut in both pictures. Only difference is he’s redder on the second one.

                  • cedriclathan

                    I’m stunned!

                  • Yuck! He looks like he smells like hot dog water.

          • Alessandro De Medici

            Same point I made the other day:

            Facts only matter when people are embarrassed or ashamed of being shown to be wrong. It’s the same thing you deal with when you’re having a debate with an intellectually dishonest person. Trump has accelerated this nonsense, but it’s becoming a cultural force now, where people will just throw anything till it sticks.

            • Tam

              Unfortunately what people are throwing is what trump confesses in one way or the other

  • Lock him up.
    Throw away the key….
    Martin Shkreli convicted of securities fraud, conspiracy

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/08/04/news/martin-shkreli-verdict/index.html

    • BrothasKeeper

      Good. Freeze his assets and seize his Wu Tang collection.

      • Alessandro De Medici

        Lol

    • If he was fucked to death by a gorilla, I would say he got off light.

      • BM, Superman

        Thank goodness you don’t run Gitmo.

        • Diego Duarte

          #CogitoforGitmoDirector2017!

          • cedriclathan

            Maybe find a use for all the anacondas released in Florida. Shine a light on the other side of the swamp at night and tell’em, walk to the light.

          • BrothasKeeper

            He should be fed a c o c kmeat sandwich every hour.

            • cedriclathan

              Detatched cadaver cucks one hopes. I’d hate to give him the option of biting and inflicting pain.

      • cedriclathan

        Don’t wish that on a poor gorilla. ?

    • Alessandro De Medici

      Funny thing is, he could’ve easily gotten away with all this, but he wanted to peacock and make a name for himself:

      https://media.giphy.com/media/11NJq2aITlGO8E/giphy.gif

      He’s basically a small fly.

    • Tam

      Who is he going to come for now

  • Did i mention that you’re my hero? Keep doing it big Panama.

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