Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Pros and Cons of Working At Home

We recently got laptops at work and have been given the option of working from home when necessary.

Since my area got TWO FEET OF SNOW last weekend, and school was canceled Monday AND Tuesday, I exercised the WFH option yesterday. I am also working this morning to make up for a 1/2 a sick day I took last week when #3 got sick.

So I've been working from home with Diva and Daredevil underfoot. #3 went to day care - I'm under no delusions that I can draft and negotiate contracts while taking care of a 1 year old.

Pros of Working From Home
  • 2 hours of my life back (that's my usual total commute time)
  • Can work in my pajamas
  • Can have the TV on in the background and find out important info like Balloon Boy's father was sentenced to 90 days in jail
  • Can focus on work rather than office gossip
  • Can throw a load of laundry in every so often
  • Save $ on gas and food expenses
  • Can light a fire in the fireplace to enjoy while working
  • I had to stop working in order to break up a fistfight over . . a couch cushion.
  • Diva and Daredevil can't seem to stay out of the room I'm working in (under normal circumstances, I could go for hours in our house without seeing them, but as soon as I tell them I have to work and they have to entertain themselves for a few hours, forget it.)
  • "Mom....I'm bored....Mom.....I'm hungry.......Mom.....what are you working on?.....Mom....when are you going to be done?.....Mom, what's 24 minus 6?.....etc."
  • Instead of going to our awesome cafeteria to get a yummy breakfast & lunch, I actually have to make it myself. And clean up.
  • Can't get to the work gym for the awesome classes they have there . . Zumba, Step and Pump, Kickboxing, and Body Blast.
All in all, I think the pros outweigh the cons! And now I'm logged off until January 4th....happy holidays and winter break to all!

1 comment:

Dr. Mom said...

This sounds so much like my life! I have three kids, 9, 6, & 5. I work full time in the criminal justice field. Glad to see you blogging!