6 responses to “For Cereal, Yahoo?”

  1. Kaitlyn

    Wouldn’t your family like know if you worked from home?

    Oh, communicating with your spouse is passe, apparently.

    I mean, I get setting boundaries, but WTF? They could talk about how women working at home aren’t seen as “really” working and thus they don’t mind interruptions because math is hard! But no.

    And why the sweatpants hate?

    Most of the things I see “for women” or about “health” or even money on yahoo’s front page is definitely written for an audience that is not me. Though I like the pics of bad celebrity clothes, except when they bash the sweats!

    Dilbert did this already – Alice started working from home and refused to leave and gained weight. It was like 2-3 comics (I have the book at home).

  2. kaninchenzero

    Sweatpants are a marker of depression and dysfunction in women: it’s what we wear when we get dumped and we’re wallowing in it. In TV-land anyway. So wearing sweatpants is a sign of Bad Things Happening.

    I work out of my home and often eat instant noodles at my desk. While wearing pajamas. I guess I suck at this.

  3. Kaitlyn

    Meloukhia – I only stopped wearing this soft pair of pajama pants with characters from the comic Mutts because my sister got me blue plaid pajama pants with my name on them.

    And then there’s the bright green ones.

    My sweats are actually dignified – gray and black, with my school’s name on the leg.

    And when I dressed up last fall – I wore blue jeans.

    This is one area where being a college student – especially one living on campus – rules. Apparently pajamas and a 10 year old sweatshirt aren’t okay in most jobs?

  4. Tera

    For cereal, indeed.

    I am a huge fan of these jean-sweatpant hybrids. (They’re denim, but have waistbands and no buttons or zippers). They’re made by Cabin Creek, and I found them at J.C. Penny’s. I bought all the ones available in my size, so I have a pair of every day of the week. And I wear them in public. (Gasp!)

  5. Freya

    If I were working from home, I would probably buy a pair of pajamas, nice warm ones, because I can’t work in what I sleep in, because I sleep nude and sitting down like that without a blankie, I get bloody cold.

    Personally, I’m more productive in comfy clothes, because then I’m not paying more attention to the clothes than is really necessary – if I’m wearing suit pants, I have to be careful not to cover them in greasy handprints after my mid-morning snack. If I’m wearing comfy clothes, they’re going in the wash anyway because I wore them outside to weed my yard and they’re all over grass seeds or dirt or leaf fragments :P

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