Telecommuting and Shipping
by Dwayne Phillips
Working from home? Ship. End of questions about working from home.
Fourteen months into the pandemic, many of us are still working from home. We are about to go back to the office building. I think. I am not sure.
There are still questions about this telecommuting, telework, work from home, and all the things we call it. Is it really working? Are those people at home really working?
How can anyone tell? Shipping.
I worked from home yesterday. Was I working? Look at the place on the network where we put finished products. There was nothing there Monday at 9 a.m. There are products there Tuesday at 9 a.m. Hmmm. Someone put them there. Oh, it was me. I shipped product on Monday.
I ship product on Tuesday and the next day and the next and the next.
Telecommuting? Ship. Shipping is more important than ever.
“But shipping product is not my job!”
That is a legitimate claim for some persons in some jobs. You can still ship. Create a list of, “I worked with so-and-so on their product. So-and-so shipped. Hence, I am part of many shipped products everyday.”
I think all this “if you work from home you have to prove yourself more than those who are ‘working’ in the office” is bologna. It is not fair. It is not right. It is reality.
If you are telecommuting, you should be shipping.