Middle Manager Who Dropped $800 On Standing Desk For Home Office Gets Out Of Bed For Zoom Call — The Betoota Advocate

Middle Manager Who Dropped $800 On Standing Desk For Home Office Gets Out Of Bed For Zoom Call — The Betoota Advocate

KEITH T. DENNETT | New South | CONTACT

An ambitious middle manager with a sparkling LinkedIn profile is being applauded today, for rolling out of bed to join a zoom call.

At approximately 9:32 am this morning, The Advocate understands National Sales Manager Jodie Helensborough decided she would take her company’s morning WIP meeting a little more seriously, and transition from her queen sized bed to the couch in his lounge room.

A highly regarded worker, Jodie was the type of employee who decided to “invest” in her career in the early stages of the pandemic by spending a small fortune on new furniture and the latest technology for her home office.

Staring into the prospect of working more than a few days a week in the confines of her home, its understood Jodie dropped $1600 tax deductible dollars on an ergonomic stand-up desk, a radio quality broadcast microphone and several whiteboards to help her plan out her week.

Now two years into working from home, Jodie admitted to The Advocate the glowing novelty of typing emails within 5 metres of her laundry had certainly lost its sparkle.

“When I started working from home it was kinda exciting, pivoting to the new world, getting myself all setup in my personal home office like a big name lawyer with a personal assistant.”

“But now that I’ve been doing it for two years I’m lucky to even put pants on to take a call!” Jodie went on to tell our reporter that she was choosing to work from home in an effort to avoid catching any myriad of flus rolling unprotected through the streets of Betoota.

“In the first lock down I used to roast a baked dinner over lunch, now all I can be assed to do is pour hot water into a mug of soup.”

“But it’s still better than boarding a delayed bus into the Betoota CBD and being coughed on by half the town that’s picked up the flu again, I’d rather eat powdered soup than go into my city cubicle at the moment.”

More to come.

Author: Stephen Bailey