Working from Home

 

Working From HomeIs working from home such a bright idea?

 

I did a Google search on ‘working from home’ tonight and got 253,000,000 results. Which tells me it is quite a hot topic. Yes, working from home sounds ‘cool’. But is it really what it’s being trumped up to be?

 

To get an answer (albeit a bit subjective, I guess) we just have to look at my own situation. I have been working from home since 2003 and I like it, although there are some pitfalls. Let’s look at some.

 

It is hard to separate work from ‘not work’. Unless you have a separate room that functions as an office, and take great pains to separate your office from the rest of the house, work and home (as in ‘family life’) becomes intertwined. Since I live alone it is not so much of an issue to me, and… Continue reading