Browsing Archive: January, 2012

Make signs to indicate your availibility

Posted by Head Chiquita on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : Office Tips 
As a work-at-homer, I struggle with keeping the kids at bay. They often disturb me so before school started this year, I made some laminated signs that made it very clear if I was available or not.
Red = Do not disturb (NOT AVAILABLE)
Orange = Do not enter (KNOCK FIRST)
Green = You may enter (AVAILABLE)

Now I am simply placing these signs on my door so that my availability is not in dispute! It certainly has made things easier.

p.s. you can also do these signs and put it on the back of your lapto...

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Invest in a proper support system

Posted by Head Chiquita on Monday, January 23, 2012, In : General Tips 
Join forces with co-workers who can cover for you and vice versa when family conflicts arise. At home, enlist trusted friends and loved ones to pitch in with child care or household responsibilities when you need to work overtime, travel or even when you just need a break!

Remember - as Barney says, "Sharing is caring".
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