I’ve got a guest who is a nice person, we’ve had a great couple of conversations, some mutual interests, and he seems to be a good, hard-working person.
This is his third day of six (his 2nd full day), and it seems as if he plans on working from the house all day for the remainder of his stay. So far, he makes sales calls all day on my back porch, chain smoking, and he has a deep voice, which is fairly audible. As I write this, it is 8:30pm and he is hosting a sales conference call on my back porch, talking pretty loudly, instructing the people on the call about sales techniques. I am inside an adjacent room, and can hear his entire call.
I’m planning on asking him to find a workspace and to smoke a little further from the door, the house is now starting to smell like smoke, although I don’t ban smokers. I simply ask that they “smoke outside”. I want to see if anyone has any advice or experience to share, and make sure I’m not overlooking anything. I basically feel like he was expecting a place to work and stay, but he didn’t make that clear. I don’t mind that he spends the whole day here, I work from home too, but he’s being a little distracting - and frankly, his cold calling is audible and annoying…
Any feedback would be welcome. I’ll be talking to him in about 30 minutes.