Working from my new “field office” for the last two weeks. I have made myself a cozy nook overlooking a scenic landscape of piles of books, blankets, and boxes. Rather than the occasional hallway chatter about someone’s cool new plot, I hear something even better – my “coworkers” watching “The Big Lebowski” in the next room. Or maybe its “Frozen;” I should listen more closely to figure this out. The fun never ends here with a continual parade of video calls, and I have rediscovered that awesome time-management software, Slack. Did it just notify me, again? I’d better check it! Walking across the “building” to get a coffee is so much easier here than at my on-campus office; oh wait, and is that the dryer buzzing? Sweet! I get to fold laundry! I better have a snack while I’m up, too. No more cheese or bread, so I guess I’m putting the leftover sweet potatoes on Frosted Mini Wheats, now. Okay, back to my field site, for a few more minutes. I’ve got this work-at-home thing down!
- Mike Liemohn, University of Michigan