Thanks to COVID-19, work has been cancelled for a lot of people. Now, they are in self-isolation with a lot of free time on their hands which they are using to read, exercise on their balconies, make hand sanitizer memes and play hilarious games like marble racing.
However, some of us still have to work remotely because our jobs can be done with the help of a laptop and an internet connection. The only problem is that there are a lot of distractions at home. From dirty laundry, preparing meals, the tempting call of the bed to our cuddly pets.
So, here is a thread of pet owners introducing their new co-workers who aren’t helpful at all and are hampering productivity. They are lazy, don’t care about personal space, demand belly rubs and photobomb during important conference calls. Can we just report them to HR already?
— razzle (@axelrad_) March 17, 2020
— Zoe Bartley (@Zoeio) March 17, 2020
— annie magz (@anniemagz) March 17, 2020
My new coworker steals my pen during conference calls and drops his toys on my laptop. How’s telework going for you? pic.twitter.com/E18nf21PEW
— Lora Cox (@lorajcox) March 17, 2020
My new coworker needs to learn not to sit on my notebooks pic.twitter.com/LOhWpTgetr
— Stephanie Autry (@autry_stephanie) March 18, 2020
how my cats are looking at me when i still haven't left their house pic.twitter.com/unxQErq3Wx
— rae paoletta🍍 (@PAYOLETTER) March 17, 2020
You know when you take a 5 minute twitter break but your coworker is watching you over your shoulder pic.twitter.com/7vAgUunTO0
— Mary (@MaryMeisenzahl) March 17, 2020
My new coworker is really struggling with productivity during social isolation . pic.twitter.com/jowpbClQkh
— Samantor (@pollygray) March 18, 2020
— Lauren Quinn (@Laurenn_Quinn) March 18, 2020
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— Andrew Weichel (@CTVAndrew) March 18, 2020
My new coworker won't STFU and keeps licking plastic send help pic.twitter.com/hBzE80ka83
— Kelli Nova (@Kelli_Nova) March 17, 2020
New coworker is absolutely lazy. Sleeps all day, then talks about his food for like an hour before actually eating. Hoo boy. but dang he cute pic.twitter.com/vEwJ466O4f
— willoughby dobbs: a star wars story (@WilloughbyDobbs) March 17, 2020
My new coworker is a little nosey pic.twitter.com/ySXXJ82MNe
— lil dumplin 🥟 (@nicoleeraviolii) March 17, 2020
— meg murphy — is the trash can (@MsMegMmk) March 17, 2020
new coworker is really disrespectful of my workplace boundaries please advise best course of action pic.twitter.com/52nuF5BHCL
— A$AP Pocky (@lifeafternet) March 17, 2020
My new coworker relentlessly begs for my food pic.twitter.com/JaPTmgfhnx
— Kris (@KristheDM) March 17, 2020
My new coworker is very loud pic.twitter.com/JEu9LmFW7J
— Pepper and Pals (@PepperNPals) March 17, 2020
Having said that, dealing with distracting but cute pets is still infinitely better than venturing outside and exposing ourselves to the novel coronavirus. And if you have come up with a technique to boost productivity during self-quarantine, please feel free to let us know.