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Over at Corporette on Tuesday, we asked the readers about work-life boundaries when you work from home — and I thought it would be great to have the same discussion over here, especially since photos of moms working from the floor of their closet have gone viral. (I know I’ve been on a Zoom call with a woman inside her car, in her garage!)
Here are the questions we asked the readers over at Corporette:
Do you have any tips, tricks, or hacks for keeping work-life boundaries in place, e.g., Do Not Disturb settings in Slack, automatic shutoff times, or even Boomerang for Gmail (on the sending side, at least)?
Work/life balance aside, do you think it looks unprofessional to clients and others to send or reply to email on nights and weekends — have you ever thought to yourself, WTH is this person replying to this at 3 in the morning? (For those of you who have coworkers spread around the country and globe, how much has that affected your answers?)
Additional questions for working moms: Do you feel like certain work-life boundaries have been crossed that may be difficult to regain? (I KNOW my husband’s boss has heard me screaming at our youngest for his misbehavior on Zoom… sigh.)
Another pertinent question: How is your partner’s work-life balance? How did it change during 2020, and how is it different from (or the same as) your own?
Psst: there is a HUGE amount to talk about here, obviously — this may be the start of a series here at CorporetteMoms.
Stock photo (professional woman weighing the words “FAMILY LIFE” with her left hand and “WORK CAREER” with her right hand) via Shutterstock / wavebreakmedia.