Friday, November 13, 2009

To work from home or not.....

that is the question.

My boss offered yesterday that if I wanted to start working from home full time that I could. I would get an office space set up and installed, complete with a work phone. Right now when I work from home, I just use my laptop with a wireless connection and sit at the dining room table. Not exactly ergonomically healthy.

So the pros and cons list is running through my head. Here is what I have so far:

Pros Cons
No commute No daily exercise from walking
Can walk Liam to school every day
Don't have to talk to people at the office No one to talk to
Can wear track pants
Don't have to make a lunch ahead of time Easy access to food
Can putter around the house will reports run Need to stay motivated and actually do "work"
System is slower from home
Increased cost for heating the house during the day
Can listen to loud music while I work

So folks... Weigh in and give me your thoughts! I have a poll up on the side that you can vote on.


PWNort64 said...

I've been a "work from home" employee for well over a decade now. You do need to stay motivated and sometimes I do miss being around my co-workers. But mostly I appreciate the flexibility I have (like being able to run up and meet Henry for lunch every Friday). It's important for me to have a designated work place and just as challenging as staying focused on work, is the need to walk away from it at the end of the "work day".

Beautiful Mess said...

I say work from home! I think you can make it work and be very productive! Keep us posted! Good luck, hon.

Anonymous said...

What about doing both?

Maybe 3 days at home, 2 days at the office? Or something like that?