It happened just the other day. A middle aged gentleman, struggling to make ends meet at this time, is living in what is known as a communal home. He is living among a close-knit crowd, one in which each and every individual values his or her own sanctuary, demanding some peace and quiet when the day is done. Making slow and steady progress in the world, mostly online, this gentleman has managed to reach out globally.
Finding it hard to source client work locally, he has managed to maintain a contract with a client in the northern hemisphere. There is a time difference of around six to eight hours but this is no matter because thanks to online environments, communications and smart deliveries of work remains the order of the day. But ultimately, this gentleman will be working what to others will be termed as strange hours.
His unconventional lifestyle means that he will be treating himself to online entertainment and relaxation at hours when others would prefer to keep their eyes shut. He is also hearing disabled. This means that all sounds and words he needs to hear need to be provided to him at displeasing volumes (to others). But the challenge was nipped in the bud just the other evening when he acquired a fine headset.
You could just say that he was blown away with relief. So excited was he that this struggling worker cannot, quite literally, wait to get back to the office environment. He is a man of letters and the use of transcription headsets will come as second nature to him. By the time he is given his first opportunity to be part of a conference or work scheduling meeting, he knows that he has the full confidence of not needing to distract others.