People assume that working from home is for lazy people because they think it is easy!
Allow me to start with the rose-tinted version first.
You get to choose your own hours of working.
You can wake up at a decent hour of the morning or stay up at night working in peace.
You get to be in your pyjamas if you want to and you can snack as much as you want
Not to mention that you do not have to deal with gossip, water cooler conversations, awkward communication with others including the strangely uptight boss.
“Peace and quiet are a boon to home working productivity
Keep in contact with your co-workers, colleagues and associates via Skype, phone, or even instant message.
Going out for a bite to eat or hitting a networking event now and again will get you in front of other humans, too.”
Working at Home
You are on your own!
Here are a whole lot of negatives that come with working at home in the solo role
I have stumbled upon some people who do not set up any hours at all.
They work as soon as work manifests itself, which is a huge negative aspect of the job.
Being on your own can also suck because you are…on your own. Totally on your own!
There will be no one is there to help you file reports if you do not know how to file.
No one is there to help you work extra hours in the “office.”
There is no camaraderie. Yes, you may actually miss those workmates you were eager to get away from.
Working from home can be isolating at times.
It really is a lonely profession.
It is nice to have peace and quiet, but too much peace and quiet might just drive you insane. Sometimes, I find myself talking to myself to make noise in the otherwise empty of people space
Actually, I’m able to my kind of play music whenever I chose, which is awesome (okay, let us chalk up another one for the advantages column).
Finally, there is no technical support. I cannot even begin to explain the frustrations of technology failing me. “Let’s face it: Computers and technology sometimes don’t work the way we want
At the office, you’re likely to have an in-house IT person at your service.
That’s not the case when working from home so your machines may take longer to be fixed than you would like”
Working from home at the very least becomes a new JOB or perhaps a new Business which may add more negatives to the list
2 thoughts on “The Truth About Working at Home”
Your comments are genuine Graham. Clearly written from first-hand experience! Trust you are well – and enjoying your home work 🙂
Thanks, Tom for commenting. Yes, I am still enjoying working at home. It is my 9th year as a Platinum member at Worldprofit.
Also adding content to my Lots of information site, still miss being on IBO, sad that Kriss left us and now uses Llinkedin and is Senior Operations Specialist at Ansira