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Tell me your craziest WFH story.

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My sick wife wandered into my office groggily one morning in some pretty garish attire while I was on a web conference that I know was being projected on a 60 inch+ screen in a conference room, knowing the office where my client was...a really big name everyone knows.

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My dog had the zoomies while I was leading a client workshop, Great Dane mix, came in hot for a couch landing and crashed into me, my very hot tea, laptop, knocked the table over, etc. Thankfully it was a video call so there were no questions, just stunned silence.

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I’m somehow working more hours of the day now than I was in the office 🤔

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To keep on working is known hazard of WFH. Set a hard stop time and the turn your computer off. You need down time too.

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A senior on the call thought they were on mute and mumbled to someone in the room “ this partner is an idiot”. Partner then said “could you repeat that?”. Awkward silence.

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“He said you were an idiot, He didn’t say he was one too”.

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Siblings arguing
“I’m gonna f**kng kill you”
Director: can someone go on mute please

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*Lived*

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I posted this in the Women’s Bowl already but....

I was mid conference call and this monster fell on me. I literally thought I was going to have a heart attack, die alone in quarantine, and it would eat my corpse. It was over a foot long.

Turns out it’s a Texas Spiny Lizard. Not poisonous and not human flesh eating.

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^this.

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A colleague on video was changing her top (she didn't realize that her camera is on )

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Her coworkers suck for posting that online

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My boss has made a pact with his team to tell him each time he touches his face when he is clearly is not supposed to. He is getting yelled at so much, we are all living our best lives on video calls with him 😂

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Someone was snoring on our standup call this morning with their mic on 😂

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Drive by shooting outside my home while on a client call I was leading. I dropped off to call 911.

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@EY 1, it's kinda sad that the default question is, is it Chicago or NYC. I'm in Chicago and that was the first thing that popped into my head too

My 8 month old grandson lives with us and he LOVES to scream for no reason......quite a bit......

Last call someone said, “who ever owns the bird”, just kill it already......,

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I don’t have any interesting stories to tell. I just came here to read the comments.

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Yup

I worked for Cisco a decade ago when they bought WebEx. I subsequently joined a call when video was just the little thumbnails. Someone stood up and validated why Walmart sells more tops than bottoms.

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I marked that comment as "uplifting."

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Had an owl attack a lizard on my window 2 feet from my WFH desk. Pretty epic

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Consulting town hall on zoom with 500+ people. Someone wasn’t on mute and started talking to their kid. “Did you go do the poopoo? Go do the poopoo now”

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Co-worker violently yanking his dog up and down because he thought it was choking.

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Lol....nooooo. It's his actual dog.

Someone was using the bathroom and flushed the toilet during a call

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Happens at least once a week

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My gf was under my desk during one of my conference calls. You can do the math....

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Omg. I would love that too (woman here)

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On the call while I was nursing

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Guilty! But ya gotta do whatcha gotta do!

Had a “friend” go down on me while I was presenting. That was fun.

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A picture is worth a thousand words!!

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That’s hilarious. That’s not real. Who does that.

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