Friday, July 24, 2009

Working From Home

Working From Home: a pro/con list

Cons
  1. The temptation to nip into the kitchen and just get those dishes done. At work distractions come in the form of social interactions and the interwebs not chores.
  2. Lack of air conditioning. It's kinda hot today.
  3. A windowless office. The window in our home office opens out onto my neighbours window and I can't even look out on that 'view' whilst working at my computer.
  4. No humans! While I don't like humans very much on a large scale, I do enjoy individual humans very much.
  5. No delicious, cool, unlimited source of filtered water.

Pros

  1. I work a 7 hour day. When I work at home I can get the same amount of work done in 4 - 5 hours. Leaving 2 - 3 extra hours to get even more done!!
  2. iTunes. I can listen to Disney's Greatest Hits Volume 3 at top volume while sorting that donor list without getting earbud pain. ("Up where they walk. Up where they run. Up where they stay all day in the sun. Wandering free, wish I could be...part of that wooooorld.")
  3. The relaxed dress code. I don't think my employer would appreciate the tank top/underwear combo I've been rocking today.
  4. Watching Peep Show on my lunch break. It's not porn. I swear. Though I guess I could watch porn if I wanted to!
  5. After completing the vast majority of an Annual Report I can switch over to Lady Gaga and dance my heart out in said messy kitchen in celebration. Just Dance!

4 comments:

Meg said...

I think the loud music, underwear dress code and easy access to fridge full of munchables is the best part.

Kathleen said...

Working from home a couple days a week: good (I also like the no commute factor and the I can cook lunch in my kitchen factor). Working at home for weeks on end: le suck! You wind up feeling totally disconnected and sad. Then productivity start to decline. I would not recommend it.

Lady Rose said...

I agree that a couple days a week seems like the best balance between productivity and not turning into a weirdo hermit.

Wayne C. said...

Hmm... In my current job I am very near the fridge, have a TV in my office and also seem to have quite a few "free hours" as a result of my ridiculously high levels of productivity. Aside from the dress code and 20 minute commute I might as well be working at home.

Enjoy your time working at home! It sounds like fun.
:)