He Gave up on Working From Home Because His Wife Kept Interrupting His Meetings. Is He Wrong?

I think I would probably lose my s**t if someone kept interrupting my meetings while I was working from home.

You gotta KIP, right?

That stands for “Keep It Professional”, by the way.

And now on to today’s story!

Check it out and see if you think this guy acted like an a**hole.

AITA for giving up on working from home because my wife kept interrupting my meetings?

“I work in the medical field. I often discuss confidential information with clients and doctors. I am not a doctor myself.

In July of this year I finally had an opportunity to for employment that would give me the option of working from home.

I sat down with my wife and explained that this was a good thing for us. I would be home three more days every week. I would still be going into the office on Tuesday and Thursday. But the other days I could skip out on the commute. I could help with the my daughter in the morning and throughout the day. I could help with supper. I could see my 4 year old daughter more.

Not all the time of course. I was still going to be working. But our car would be home three extra days. My wife could take our car and drop off our daughter with our parents or a sitter if she needed.

We say and talked to my daughter and explained that even though I was home I could not spend all my time with her. I explained that if the door was closed she needed to knock quietly and ask permission to come in. And to accept it if the answer was no.

My daughter understood. My wife did not. She was constantly coming into the office when I was in meetings. I had to excuse myself to get her out of the room. More than once I saw my daughter trying to keep her out of my room. One time my wife was trying to carry my daughter into the room and my kid was holding onto the door jamb so she didn’t get in trouble for coming in when the door was closed.

I finally put a lock on the door. She said she didn’t like being locked out of a room in her house. I explained that the door being closed and a sign saying that I was in a meeting didn’t stop her. She finally got the point. Until this thanksgiving.

I was working on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving and she needed to go buy something for our meal the next day. And for some reason could not take our daughter with her. Or drop her off with either set of grandparents. Or a drop in day care where we have a spot.

She instead decided to shake my locked door and knock until I answered. I muted my meeting opened the door and told her to leave me alone until the end of the day. She left and texted that my daughter was watching tv in the other room.

I talked to my boss and I went back to work at my workplace starting last week.

I hate being away from my daughter and my wife. My wife hates being limited to using Uber on the days I’m not home. Or depending on our parents.

Now she is mad at me for going back to the office. I told her that it’s her fault for not understanding that I was WORKING from home. Not just playing games in my home office.

I feel like an a**hole and she says I am. But I am the sole breadwinner for our family. If I got laid off because of her we would be in financial hardship.”

And here’s what Reddit users had to say.

One reader pointed out that working from home is still WORK…and that this guy is NTA.

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Another Reddit user agreed and said that this guy’s wife is the a**hole.

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And this individual said they’re worried about how the daughter will turn out based on the mom’s behavior.

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