I was Zooming with a colleague from work recently-because frankly, I just wanted to see another live face. We were talking about conference call etiquette because it seems that’s a thing now—or at least it should be. Only weeks ago, when we were all in the office, it wasn’t all that common to turn on a camera for conference calls. Now that we’re all remote, and clamoring for human interaction, the computer camera is putting us in a starring role. And not to fault anyone, it’s not always an award-winning picture.
For many of us, working from home every day was a distant dream. And why wouldn’t it be? With endless perks like no commuting, working in PJs, no bra wearing, ability to do laundry between conference calls, all of this had to add up to a holistic balance in life that we had only fantasized about while applying mascara in bumper-to-bumper traffic.