The 10 Stages of Working From Home

Stage 1. FREEDOM!

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Stage 2. I’M GONNA BE RICH!

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Stage 3. PREMATURE SMUGNESS

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Stage 4. KITCHEN COUNTER = STANDING DESK

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Stage 5. LOSE PANTS BATTLE

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Stage 6. NOW SEEKING BUZZFEED BLOCKER

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Stage 7. IMMUNE TO ONE’S OWN STENCH

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Stage 8. MUTE ZOOM CALL TO SCREAM AT KIDS

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Stage 9. BEG FOR MERCY

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Stage 10. NOW A WFH THOUGHT LEADER

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That’s Quarantainment

You probably don’t need another think piece on working from home or how-to guide on surviving coronavirus. Fancy a laugh instead?

I’ve teamed up with Mike Ganino and Hillary Weiss to bring you That’s Quarantainment: a comedic small business podcast at the intersection of coronavirus, chaos, and community. We don’t have all the answers. But we are here to help you laugh a lot, live a little, and make this whole experience a wee bit less terrifying…together.

Don’t miss Episode 2, where we DON’T mansplain working from home to you, but we DO cover the hard hitting WFH topics like:

  • How long it will take you to fully abandon your perfect spiritual morning routine and start chugging coffee and checking Instagram comment instead
  • Fun ways to monetize your kids
  • Why you should invest in a tiny pool or heck! — IT’S QUARANTINE! — build one on the side of your bungalow
  • The one thing that millionaires do when they wake up in the morning
  • How to style your favorite robe 5 different ways so you can wear it all week
  • The secret art of the business mullet

Also: a game of “Name That Zoom Call Archetype — celeb edition.”

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Rachael Kay Albers

I'm the Creative Director and Lead Designer at RKA ink, a brand, web design, and marketing agency for visionary entrepreneurs. I'm also a business comedian and the host of Awkward Marketing, a show that blends sketch comedy and bite sized biz advice to help small business owners create epic, unforgettable brands online. Think of me as the one woman SNL of biz TV. After 10+ years living, traveling, and coding in Australia, Germany, Guatemala, Kenya, and Mexico, today I'm based outside Chicago with my husband, daughter, our two troublemaking dogs, and a bunch of old computer cords we're afraid to throw away. (You never know!)