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Anti-Pattern: Idle Statuses


I really try to keep the comic positive where I can, but I had heard enough about folks who were newly work-from-home whose managers wanted to never see an idle status light at any time during work hours. That’s ridiculous. Trust is way more important than forcing employees, who might not already know how to efficiently work from home, to use tattleware. Get a kanban board and track the progress of work through the flow of stories, and review the state of the board weekly or at whatever cadence works for you. It’s much nicer for everyone.

Also, poop jokes!



They said I couldn’t have an idle status or I’d get in trouble…

And I had a bunch of coffee this morning…

And a ton of Mexican food last night.

Gonna be in here for a while…