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After 6 years working for a large, faceless corporation, I put in my resignation in favor of a job for a much smaller company. One of the benefits of this place is that my house will be my office.
Besides increased Suque posting, fap-marathons and weeks without showering, does anyone have any advice for working from home?
Get a second monitor and a pet. Break up the monotony of the day by planning on going to the gym around lunch. Sign up for Netflix.
"It's just so hard," Greivis said. "It's my heart, my love. Maryland made me who I am."
had been doing it for 2-3 days/week for the last two months after 12 years of a big office environment.
I don't love it but it does have some advantages. I def couldn't do it fulltime as I need to be interactive with other humans. On days I work from home I try to set up lunches just to get out of the house.
This is important. Not sure what line of work you're in, but don't become a faceless name behind a computer screen. Take every opportunity you can to get out and meet co-workers / clients / customers / etc. Not the rule, but it seems much easier to maintain contacts that could help you down the line with face to face interaction.
This post was edited by JJBittenbinder 19 months ago
Im ready for aa 5th of vodica to end my feels.
1) Timebox hours when you will normally work. This will keep you from being on your computer from 8 am to midnight.
2) If you have anybody home when you're still "at work" make it clear to them that this is your working hours, so you cannot be bothered for large periods of time.
3) Make sure you are keeping up your visibility with the people in your company. (Office IM, calls, coming into the office once in a while)
4) Have an area where you always work, and keep it consistent. Occasionally I move around, but most of the time I'm plopped down in the same place.
Basically my experience, but I don't do it as often. Its nice to not have to commute, but it is harder to get things done if you can't walk down the hall to talk to people.
Carefully review the IRS rules for the home office deduction before you take anything. Easy audit trigger for them (from what I've heard).
Sometimes, but sometimes its easier to get things done when people can't walk down the hall to talk to you!
we open our new office on Jan 1 and I'm not going to miss working from home. I may do it once in a while still, but I don't think it's a great set-up.
If possible, still go into the office at least once a week (if it is a 90 min commute or under). This will help delay your descent into madness.
I found working from home 3-4 days a week was pretty awesome, but those weeks where I worked from home every day were somewhat maddening.
I'm dying to work from home, especially with the money it could save me down the road with not having to pay for child card, which is ridiculously expensive. I don't think it will ever happen with my job. Federal gvt moves at a snail's pace.
Yeah I agree with Smiley here. I go into the office once a week, and the rest I work from home. I've been doing that for about a year now, and the weeks where I haven't gone into the office that one day, I feel like I go crazy without anybody to talk to.
Make sure you don't schedule conf calls in the afternoon so you can start drinking at noon with no repercussions.
I had a job where I'd work from home 3 days a week in 1999, before wireless, so I had this 100 foot cat 5 cable I'd connect my laptop to and take it out to the deck, or the shitter, or anywhere else I needed to connect to. It was great, I'd go to the gym for lunch, not worry about having to hurry and shower or whatever and pretty much had my first beer of the day by 3. By the time my other friends got home and we got to happy hour, I was already three sheets.
I got laid off from that job, so take it for what it's worth.
Do lots of drugs, watch tv and play violent video games. Works for me.
CAREER KILLER. Out of sight - out of mind.
This post was edited by Ravens23 19 months ago
Start playing a lot more mafia.
It depends what you want from life. For most of us, getting a steady paycheck with no obligation to wear pants (EVAR) is pretty much the pinnacle of success.
Working from home is the greatest thing ever, don't let anyone tell you differently.
My parents asked if I wanted a new suit for Christmas last year.... I told them mesh shorts and a hoodie would be fine.
Does anyone remember the last time they were in a rush hour traffic jam? I don't because it was in 2006.
yeah, its the exact opposite of this
We are just getting around to telecommuting privileges 1 day a pay period and I CANT WAIT. I have done it here and there and it's awesome. (I work in Contracts for the Army, so even though they say it's customer facing, it's not so much IMO)
I'm madd jealous and I hate you guys
"Maryland football: Where everybody gets hurt and the starting left tackle has an existential crisis."
Great advice right here. I really like working from home (doing it right now.) No commute, working in sweats, money saver with gas/eating out. But there is a sense of isolation, not just in the work place, but in general. It's really easy to go three days without leaving the house and suddenly, you're like, "What the fuck just happened?"
classlessthug: I have too much on my plate to worry about the fact that my junk intimidates some needle D undergrad.
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