While most people dream of the ease and convenience of being able to work from home, the reality of a home office doesn’t always match our expectations. With everything that’s happening in the world, more and more people are finding that it’s safer to work from home. Very quickly, these people also realize that home has far more distractions and annoyances than any office. From pets that demand attention to amusing home office setups, working from home isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Keeps scrolling to see some of the funniest work from home pictures we could find.
Customizing Your Workspace
With more and more people working from home, it is only natural that teams need to find new ways to coordinate out of the office. That’s why more and more people are trading in their daily meetings with daily video calls. The problem with video calls is you don’t always want your colleagues to see how messy your home is.
Luckily many of the programs we use for video calls now come with nifty customizable backgrounds so you can hide your home from prying eyes. However, it can also make you look super cool to the rest of your colleagues
Supervisor Breathing Down Your Neck
You may think working from home means more freedom from direct supervision. For this guy, nothing could be further from the truth.
It seems his cat had replaced his supervisor, and this furball decided to stand by and make sure his human was working hard. This cat looks super comfortable sitting like that.
for those of us who have worked from home, it’s clear that one of the pitfalls is the lack of mobility. It seems like working from home involved a lot of sitting around, so many are turning to creative ways to make their own standing desk.
This clever person decided to recycle this trash can and turned it upside down to make the perfect standing desk. This low tech creation also offers an amazing view of the city below, just in case you get bored.
For many people, the idea of being stuck indoors with restless children can be a bit of a nightmare. Sure it may sound hectic, but this dad has it all covered.
He managed not only to get the family pooch to cooperate with the new routine but also to get his daughter on board. With some convincing and a tiara, he managed to convince his little girl to settle down long enough for her dad to get some work done. We don’t know about you, but we think this guy is going to need a lot more than tiaras in the future.
Sitting At the Kiddie Desk
While many now have to work from home, there are quite a few people who don’t have a desk to work from. Luckily this clever parent spotted something that could serve as a desk.
Unfortunately, this child’s piano is a little small, so it is not exactly ideal. On the plus side, as long as the piano serves as a desk, this parent doesn’t have to listen to their child’s piano practice. Listening to a toddler play a piano aimlessness for hours on end can be torture.
Using An Onsite Consultant
Sometimes working from can get a little boring, and playing with your pet can be a welcome distraction. Take, for instance, this playful pooch.
Being isolated at home, his owner got bored and decided to stage a fun photoshoot. The dog’s owner snapped this pic and sent it to his colleague with the caption: “having PC trouble, so I called in a consultant.” Pets must be loving this extra time with their owners, and this cute doggy looks very happy to be his human.
Expectation Vs Reality
Okay, so while most jobs can easily be done from home, others are a little tricky. Take for instance this reporter. Every so often he has to report on current event s for the evening news. With the current situation, he has to do this all from the comfort of his own home.
While viewers only see the top half of his body everything looks normal. However, in reality, his top and bottom don’t match. This weird fashion choice is pretty common for those of us who have to have video chats for work.
Chilling Around The Water Cooler
Being home from work also means being away from your favorite colleagues and work friends. So, unfortunately, people don’t get to chat with their friends around the office kitchen or water cooler.
Luckily for this person, they got to work from home with their lovable bird who was happy to fill the role. This bird stands by ready for a chat as her owner works. How precious is that!
If you think your parents are embarrassing then imagine how this news reporter feels. She was shooting a segment about handwashing at home in her parent’s kitchen when suddenly her father walked in dressed like this.
It wouldn’t have been so bad if it was just regular filming, but sadly this was for a live broadcast. So the reporters in the newsroom and the entire audience got to see the embarrassing moment all unfold. Can you imagine if this happened to you?
Getting A Workout
Working from home and self-isolating means we don’t all get as much exercise as we should. So this clever person decided to put their home treadmill to use.
By securing a wooden shelf across the metal rails they set up a makeshift desk and now they can go for a walk as they work. You must admit that it is pretty clever!
Imagine logging into a group video call wanting to look your best when suddenly your lovable pooch decides to give you a bath with their tongue. Well, that’s exactly what happened to this poor lady.
Unfortunately, the licks from her frisky husky happen just as she slicked ‘okay, I’m ready’ so all her colleagues got to see her at this moment.
A Little Comfort
Even though working from home means working in a more comfortable environment, it can still be stressful. That’s why so love from man’s best friend can be just what the doctor ordered.
Whenever this dog owner sounds like he’s getting frustrated, his lovable pooch comes over to offer him moral support. Doesn’t this doggy just look like he is giving this guy a pep talk?
New Co-Workers Are The Worst
Okay so it is no secret that cats can sometimes be jerks, and when you are working from home, that doesn’t change. Always wanting to be the focus of attention, people often complain about how cats like to sit on or near the computer keyboard.
These cats don’t plan on letting their owner getting any work done, and they have already decided to take over their owner’s desk. It seems they don’t really get the concept of personal space.
A Spuds Life
Video chatting with your team while you are all home being safe can sometimes be boring. However, this particular video call was pretty entertaining.
This boss was left in a compromising position after her children messed with her settings. Unable to change the camera filter settings, her employees were left looking at her face turned into a potato for the entire conference call. It must have been a pretty fruitful conversation.
When this programmer realized his colleagues would see how small and sad his apartment in their next video call, he came up with a plan.
He explored the many different video call backgrounds and came up with a funny background for each day. This day’s background makes him look battle-ready, and you have to admit it looks way better than a cramped apartment.
For parents working from home means also being home with their kids. When you have small children, it can often be difficult to keep them at bay long enough for you to get work done. After all, you don’t want to be on a video call and have your 2-year-old jumping around in the background.
Even worse, you don’t want your baby crawling over and tugging on all the power cords attached to your computer. This parent’s idea of creating boundaries was so funny it’s now a meme.
While working at home with a laptop is pretty convenient, you still need some sort of a desk to be really comfortable. And for those who don’t have a home office, finding a desk is easier said than done.
This genius hack involves using an ironing board as a desk. While it’s not exactly steady, it can be adjusted to different heights and is perfect
Captain on the Bridge
If you are a lecturer and need to work from home, video calls can become a big part of your life. And plenty of students also need to log in to these calls so that they can learn.
This lovely lady decided to spice up those boring video lecturers with a cool background that definitely got her student’s attention.
His Quiet Place
Radio personality Ira Glass had to get creative when he had to record his show from his busy apartment. The recording was almost impossible with all the noise of his playing children.
Eventually, he found the perfect hideaway from his family and ended up recording in the cramped wardrobe. This is the picture his wife took when she discovered his sneaky little hiding spot.
Hey, let us be honest, everyone is talking about the importance of staying safe and healthy. This person seems to have it all under control with their very well-stocked bar.
Their friends and family might be going on about the importance of hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes, but this person just about has it covered, and they are ready to ride out this whole pandemic.
It seems this fluffy pooch wasn’t happy about his owner’s attention being elsewhere. So whenever his owner video chats with a colleague, this doggy decided to howl loudly until the focus comes back to him.
Naturally, this guy’s colleagues are in love with their colleague, cute dog. As soon as the dog’s owner introduces the dog to the person in the video call, this lovable pooch goes back to his bed and sits down. Maybe this doggy is just trying to be sociable!
This is another great pic that quickly became a meme. While this mom was working, she quickly became frustrated with her kids playing around her and distracting her.
So with the help of their dad, these troublesome kids decided to pose for the perfect photo op that perfectly explained the situation. When mom wasn’t looking, they snapped the pic and quickly posted it online. Obviously, the image got plenty of likes and reshares.
As more and more countries imposed lockdowns, it didnt takes long for people to start stockpiling. For reasons no one really understands, toilet aper quickly flew off the shelves first.
As stores battled to keep up with demand, stocks of toilet paper ran out, and soon, it was a prized commodity. This person decided to put their stockpile to good use and used it to prop up their laptop. Talk about managing your wealth.