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Helpful Hints to Ease Back Into Office Life

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You may have faced down a charging moose. Or been tracked by a momma grizzly bear. Or even heard the growl of an unseen mountain lion nearby.

But now you face the scariest moment of your life as an outdoorsman or woman.

Returning to the office and rejoining society.

For many, the home office, dining room, or even the garage has been our base of work for the past year. Now, as things start to normalize, we have to relearn how to function in polite society.

As always, we’re here to help.

For starters… Wear pants.

Yes, we understand the simple joy of sitting around in your frilly underthings while on a conference call. That may be the very definition of freedom as envisioned by Jefferson, Adams and friends. But it’s time to take one for the team and cover up those legs. And there’s no better cover than our new Task Pant.

Comfy, stretchy and covered by our Unconditional Lifetime Warranty. What more could you want?

Now, you may think you’ve got the upper half covered (figuratively and literally) since you’ve had to look presentable on Zoom. But we have some bad news, friend. That one button-down shirt you keep on the back of your chair isn’t fooling anyone. Everyone is on to that trick.

We’d recommend picking an OPS Flannel and some Every Wear polos. Stylish, comfortable and acceptable in the real world. 

Also, keep in mind that while laptop cameras may be good at hiding wrinkles, human eyes are not. It may be time to get out that most archaic and tortuous of all appliances… The iron.

Now that we have you looking professional, let’s take a moment to remember a few office etiquette items that may have been forgotten.

  • Showers are no longer optional.
  • Mid-day naps are frowned upon.
  • Listening to Megadeth on 11 now requires headphones.
  • Streaming The Bearded Buck during meetings is now a no-no.
  • And never, ever, ever use the breakroom microwave to heat up fish.

We hope this helps you make that transition from working from home back to the office a bit easier. It’s a big adjustment, but you need to look at it as a positive step back towards normalcy.

At least as normal as your office (and colleagues) have ever been.