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I work from home usually 2 days a week plus I am off every other Friday and love it. Don't mind going into the office but getting up at 5:00am to do so (long commute) is a grind. Waking up at 7:00 or later and rolling downstairs allows me to stay up a little later after the kids are in bed to watch movies, sports or tag Mrs. Magoo.
I keep the same hours at home as I do in the office and the kids understand if I am in the "office" at home I am working and are good about leaving me to work, although they are now both in school at least part of the day. Greatest thing it afforded me is the opportunity to train for a marathon. Always did my long runs on weekends but it was great to get in a few to a handful of miles in during lunch while telecommuting. Now I still try to run or swim or do some sort of exercise during lunch. No chance I would do that if I was at the office and I am generally fooling myself if I think I would exercise regularly before or after work.
Thing I don't like are conference calls although an hour here and there isn't bad. If there is a multi-hour meeting I need to take part in I generally will just switch my days working from home for that week. I don't go in Fridays, it is against my religion. One Friday I am off and the other is a set telecommuting day that I won't change which is fine b/c no one sets meetings for Fridays anyway.
Another benefit is when there are big sporting events on during the day (golf majors, Olympics, NCAA tourneys) I can sit back and watch without needing to take any time off.
i much prefer being in the office than working at home. can't imagine ever doing it full time.
im sorry i was confusing...your "Superbowl" was the Redskins losing since you know that the Ravens cant win it all.
I think I'd love to work at home 3 days a week and come in 2 days. I think that would be perfect.
Meh, I've "worked" from home for a few years and while it's nice, I wouldn't mind being around other human beings during the day.
I hate working from home. It's nice to have the ability to do so - if I'm feeling lazy or hungover or have other shit I need to do during the day. But I find the office to be way more productive, especially psychologically. I like the separation of work stress and home life.
If it's something you need to do full time (there is no local office) incompl's post is great advice. Especially the dedicated work space part. Goes back to the psychology. Don't turn your kitchen table into a desk, it will be harder to appreciate it when it's a kitchen table. Same with your bedroom. Set up an office area, and keep it that way.
Last time i caught a cold from a co-worker? 2006. Being around people is overrated.
True dat. I don't work from home that much since I have a 10 minute commute, but I just pretty much stay in my office with the door closed all day anyway. Like right now I'm going to pop in an hour-long video I have on my USB and everyone will just assume that I'm in here working.
I agree with this. I don't ever carry anything home from my office except my black berry, so for the most part my office at work is where work gets done and my home is where I relax and don't worry about work. I like the separation between the two. I'll answer emails and take calls when i'm home, but at this point I don't work from home much and I'm okay with that.
My commute is manageable (~25 min) and I pay about $100 for parking, so those two major incentives to telecommute aren't there as much for me as they are other people.
What it boils down to is I really don't trust myself to be super productive at home. The human interaction at work is great, but I know without that structure I'd f around and watch Judge Judy and Maury all day, and I don't trust myself to stick to a structure like that with all the distractions.
Just to jump back in...I can't make my way to the office because there is no office. My interview was at Eggspectation, and personnel files are currently stored at the house of the "CEO". It's a firm of software engineers who work on site. "Visibility"...that's a funny one too, I will be the only 'business' person there.
Didn't you work for a Big4 company
I've been working from home for the last 6 years. I go into the office once every other week about.
I try to plan my trips to the office around other things I have to do at night by the office.
Working from home is the best. Saves a ton of money, and you can do things on your own schedule.
I get plenty of interaction with other human beings after works hours.
I've seen your office and the view from your office, I'd rather hang out there instead of my house too.
I do it two days a week. Right now your taxes are paying me to sit on my home crapper and post on the Internet. Pretty good deal IMO.
I work from home one day a week and love it. Would like one more day, the poster that said 2 days home/3 days in office would be perfect, I agree. On my "lunch hour", it gives me a chance to run a couple of errands or hit a bucket of golf balls.
I know who you're friends with, and she speaks very highly of you, but for some reason this still creeps me out a little...
You sent me a picture (but it may have been the old office). She would never do that.
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It's not a big deal if she had you here - tons of people I've never met watch games from my office during the season. It's just odd to read about it here.
I work from home 2-3 days week but it's not uncommon in my office. For some reason we have a building with 6 floors (1 floor is entirely secure servers), but 80% of our building is usually empty. I work for a large telecommunication company and most of our employees practice what we preach and use our software for telecommuting and video conference calls. Having my work calls forwarded from my office to my work cell phone helps out a lot too. My job also entails that I interact with our customers for meetings, lunches, and conferences so if i'm sitting at a desk for the an entire week, something is wrong.
I'm supposed to settle on my new house next month and dedicating one of the bedrooms as an office. I'm actually excited for it and know I'll be able to be way more productive than sitting on my couch with a coffee table as a desk.
Yeah, going there would be fine. In my head I was always talking about pictures, and that would be creepy.
yeah but if you invite me and we meet, then it's not odd at all because you would not read about it here, nor would I be someone you never met (at that point).
take afternoon naps
I'm no expert on the subject of childcare, but I'm not sure many employers would agree that working from home and childcare should occur at the same time.
eamhokie94: Is your name Nazi in pig Latin?
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