Rachel’s Rant — THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT
Hi, my name is Rachel, but I guess you figured that out. I’m not telling you my last name (or sharing my headshot) because this is my place to rant, to let it out, to hold forth, and I may offend some, so, no last name, no photos, just Rachel.
Who am I?
I’m single, mid-thirties, divorced once (he thought fidelity was a suggestion), and currently between boyfriends. I was born and raised and continue to live in the Midwest, my best friend is a rescued mix breed mutt named Barney, and I work in marketing — me in 50 words.
What will I rant about?
Honestly, I have a couple of ideas, but after that, it’s whatever hits me, or if you have an idea, just let me know what grinds your gears – leave a comment and share with me what makes you so mad that good wine doesn’t even help.
How often will I rant?
The We Are Recruiters blogging team, and I are figuring once a month, maybe twice. BTW, here’s an RR (Rachel’s Rant) if something is bi-monthly, what does that mean? Is it twice a month or every other month? It means both “occurring or produced twice a month or every two months.” What the what? How can it mean both? So, anyway, I might post a rant once a month or bi-monthly, whatever that means.
My First Rant
So, my first Rachels Rant is this. Why did it take COVID-19 to prove to my manager that I could get more done working at home rather than clocking in every day in the businesses open workspace? I’ve tried for the last couple of years to earn some flexibility. I started small and asked for one day a week to write. Like I said, I’m in marketing. Do you know how difficult it is to write with four people within 10 feet of you? The phones ring, announcements are made, a friend wants to chat, the boss has a question, and someone you barely know from another department wants you to sign a birthday card. Sigh.
Anyway, I got one day a week and then another. I worked from home Wednesday and Friday until someone got jealous (seriously, a co-worker complained!), and I was asked to cut back to one day per week.
Well, that’s the rant. I was right. The boss was wrong and the hell with the petty person who complained. Besides, not only am I more productive working from home, but there are other advantages.
I’m saving the environment by using less water and putting fewer chemicals into the water supply. I‘ve learned I can wear one T-shirt and the same blue jeans for an entire week! And I can’t remember the last time I wore a bra.
Where am I going to go? I’m having my groceries delivered. I get Amazon deliveries for what the grocery doesn’t have, and like I said – I’m between boyfriends. The only trip I’ve taken in the last two weeks was to the liquor store. A girl needs her wine.
Oh. My. God. My bookshelf is now organized by genre and then in alphabetical order by author. My spice rack is also alphabetized, and did I mention my closets!?
Time for Hobbies
I like to knit, but who has time. Right now, I do. I’m knitting caps that I plan to donate to the homeless next winter; I’m on my 16th cap.
There are charities all over, looking for volunteers. Whatever you’re passionate about, you can help. I’m volunteering with my local Humane society - IndyHumane.
My Work is Done Here – at Home
So, the bottom line is I get to work from home, so why am I bitching… I mean, ranting. Because it took a freaking pandemic to get me here, and even as I prove I can get more done at a higher quality, there’s no guarantee that once the world returns to a semblance of what it was before, that I’ll be “permitted” to work from home. Dammit. Anyway, that’s enough ranting for today, see you in a month or was that every other month?
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