Who Works From Home? Do You Enjoy It?

posted 3 years ago in Career
  • poll: Do you/Would you work from home?
    I currently work from home, and I like it : (6 votes)
    30 %
    I currently work from home, and I dislike it : (0 votes)
    I do not currently work from home, and I wish that I did : (10 votes)
    50 %
    I do not currently work from home, and I do not wish to do so : (1 votes)
    5 %
    Undecided : (3 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1553 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I don’t work from home, but I would like to! I used to “kinda” work from home, I had an online shop with Etsy, but haven’t kept up with that. Curious to see other responses! 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    2627 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I do work from home currently, but my favorite is a mix of home and office. A few days at home and a few days in an office. I like the focus an office brings and the personal interaction. As well as all the supplies an office has 🙂

    Post # 5
    Member
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    My DH works in insurance, and he spends 75% of his time working from home, and 25% doing “field work” (he works in middle management).

    He LOVES it. He works for 2-3 hours at a time, takes a 30 minute break, and does that from 6am to 9pm, with a 1 or 2 hour break from 5-6 or 5-7.

    He prefers longer days with more breaks, and he can get away with it since he works for home!

    Post # 6
    Member
    6644 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I worked from home for almost 2 years and got pulled back into the office almost a year ago. I miss it. Loved working from home it worked so much better for me.

    Post # 7
    Member
    2057 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

    I can’t find a poll option that fits me. I have both the flexibility to work from home & at work. Last week, I worked from home for two days — they were so productive!! My manager was like, “You’re on top of things!” (Right now, at work I have the option of working from home at least once a week)

    Pros of working from home:
    – No time wasted on commuting: I wake up, get dressed. I’m at work at my home office. I save at least 40 minutes on commuting by bus, which doesn’t include the overall total of 10 minutes walk to the bus stop. (50 minutes total)
    – Better coffee brewed at home. At work, they use Keurig coffee machine; it’s okay. I prefer fresh grinds.
    – I actually eat healthier at coffee breaks & lunch breaks. I cook. Dinner gets cooked in the slow-cooker. At lunch time, I run/walk with my dog around the neighbourhood park. Or if needed, I can run errands easily at lunch or work-around my scheduled appointments.

    Cons?
    – Sometimes, when I’m in the zone, I could forget to take lunch.
    – I could potentially miss out on treats if coworkers were to bring them to work, but this con is very minor.
    – Connecting to work server from home can be a pain, especially when dealing with larger files. Files can crash, but I mitigate this by saving my work to my desktop.

     

    I work in the banking industry. And yes, I love it. I can actually get a lot of work done as less time is spent socializing. I can still socialize if I wanted to; there’s an office messenger/Skype-like software where we could video-conference/share screens.

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