1) Working at home is great. I don’t have to fight traffic and I’m never late to the office. The downside to working at home… I don’t have coworkers. Now some might see this as a pro, but I am a people person and wish I had fun coworkers that I got to see everyday. It’s like going to school, even though I wasn’t excited about going to classes, I enjoyed getting to see my friends in class. Going on five years now of working from home and there are definitely days I wish I had someone to shoot the breeze with. Sometimes I talk to the pillow just to feel like I have a friend 😉
2) The coolest thing about my job is I can work 50% of the time in my Spongebob Squarepants underwear. The only bummer is that my position requires me to be out in the field the other 50% of the time doing special agent thingys. This means I have to wear a full suit. I much prefer basketball shorts and a tank top over a coat and tie 🙁
3) Making my own hours is quite possibly the greatest thing ever. It’s great for the whole work/life balance schtick. But there is definitely a drawback, since I work from home…. work is always at home. I don’t get to leave my ‘ish at the office and mentally check-out for the weekend. Work is around me at all times and I’m constantly thinking “Oh I need to get this done.”
It’s kind of like when I had a big test coming up in college, even if I wasn’t studying for it I couldn’t help but feel like I should be.
4) I can watch TV, microwave popcorn, play music, etc. When your office is your living room you can do pretty much anything you want. Like watch TV. While I initially thought this would be super cool, I have come to realize the only thing on during the day is Judge Judy and some crappy soap operas. Not exactly my style. Now give me some 16 and pregnant and I’ll be a happy camper!
Okay I’m done. These are just a few things that I thought were cool and not so cool about my experiences working from home over the years. It should be noted that I am not self-employed and, therefore, do not have as much freedom to “do what I want” as someone who works for themselves would.
Have you ever been able to work from home? Did you (or do you think you would) love it or hate it?
And most importantly, Boxers or briefs?