I understand part of the allure of working from home is that you get to be comfy while working. You don't have to dress to impress, you don't need to do your hair or make-up because, well, nobody sees you.
But, don't you think that some sort of office decorum should come into play when talking to people on the phone?
My boss had a day off yesterday (Friday). I sent her a few e-mails of things she should be aware of, nothing emergency-like, that could easily have been taken care of on Monday morning.
Boss called me just before 8:00 a.m. I said my usual phone greeting and heard a stifled yawn.
Boss: "Oh, excuse me . . . yeah about that one e-mail" pause, a slight giggle, some rustling/movement sounds "Sorry, I set the snooze and forgot to turn off the alarm. I literally just got out of bed."
So now I have this picture in my mind of my Boss in her pajamas sitting on the side of her bed trying to wake up. Ew!
Me: "Don't worry about it, this can wait until Monday. I didn't need an answer right away."
Boss (audibly stretching, sigh and all): "That's okay, I need to get out of bed anyway. I tell you what. Let me get a cup of coffee, I'll look into it and get back to you."
So why did you call me in the first place?
Now this isn't the first time where Boss was working from home and made personal comments like the above. I've heard "I'm sitting on my deck right now, boy this is nice." or "Hold on a sec, my dog just did something" . . . things like that. KWIM?
Am I off the wall for thinking that just because you're working from home it doesn't mean that you can bring your casual environment into the office setting?
Yesterday's morning phone call from Boss really put me off . . .
Should I say something to Boss about this? What would you do?