Staring at the same four walls can drive you mad when you have a mountain of work to do, so escape the drudgery of the office and distractions of home by settling down to a frothy cappuccino and a bit of cake at your favourite local cafe. If you’re planning on staying for several hours, here are a few things to keep in mind to avoid annoying customers and staff in your office away from the office.
First, make sure you buy something every once in a while. Not only is it rude not to, but you’re much more likely to be asked to leave if you’re taking up space that could be filled with paying customers. With this in mind, don’t outstay your welcome. If the place is clearly closing up, move on to somewhere else. This is especially important if you’re thinking about visiting the same cafe regularly – the last thing you want is to be ‘that annoying laptop girl’. Besides being a matter of politeness, getting friendly with the staff might even lead to a few perks coming your way.
Make sure you can take your work on the go by choosing from the quality laptops at Very.co.uk. Once you’ve got your device, investing in a decent laptop lock is a very good idea, particularly if you’re going to be leaving your table for more than a moment. Working in much the same way as a bike lock, this clever little gadget hooks in to your laptop’s built in ‘security slot’ and locks it to the table. Not only does this protect your investment, it also helps you keep your seat, as you won’t need to pack up your laptop and bring it with you whenever you get up.
Once you’ve got your new laptop, don’t forget to accessorise. If you’re working with video or audio a good pair of headphones is a must to avoid annoying your fellow customers, and will also mean you can drown out that crying baby on the next table with some chilled out tunes.
Above all, try to relax. You’ve come here to work in a stress-free environment, so keep that in mind and take it easy. You never know, you might even start to enjoy yourself at work.