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Plugging In The New Board Room

On a business call last week, I was on the receiving end of a dialog that went like this: “Agreed. Let’s get this next phase completed…just a minute…stop kicking each other. Otto, do you want a time out. You sit there on that end of the sofa. Calvi, go find some underpants.”

It was a transparent view into every parents’ life in COVID-19. Working from home with toddlers and preschoolers underfoot, couples make the best of it. Kids (when realizing mom and dad aren’t leaving the house for work in the morning) consider every day an endless weekend.

After the call that ended with the word “underpants,” the next was similar. “I’ll have our president call you back in 5 minutes,” I assured the caller. “Please make that 15,” he asked without flinching. “I have to put a toddler down for a nap.”

This week, Jimmy Fallon’s daughter interrupted his show taping from his living room to announce she had lost her tooth. Fallon was interviewing quarterback Russell Wilson and singer Ciara via Zoom. Everyone could relate.

The world is turned upside down.

Intimate details of family lives being shared on screens bigger than Facetime.

The thing is, if you’re going to participate on a Zoom call, and the background view is of dishes piled high in the sink, baskets of laundry waiting to be folded, and butt-naked children scooting past in the teleconference, you need Allstar.

Eliminate the hazards of extension cords underfoot or draped across the kitchen table. Improve the lighting over your workspace. Add an outlet for a printer/scanner. You need Allstar Electrical to equip you with the electrical service necessary to operate a professional workstation from home.

Chances are these are the very additions to your home you thought about adding for some time. But, because you were always at the office working, you never got around to it.

Make the call today to get essential electrical services installed so that you can work from home effectively. It will make getting your job accomplished easier. And who knows, your productivity might increase because you’ll now be able to work from home and the office once the lockdown orders are lifted. Your boss will notice!