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Old 11-06-2012, 06:12 PM   #11
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I some ways I rather prefer working from the office. While I like my job, I still get satisfaction from leaving for greener pastures at the end of the day.
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:36 PM   #12
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It's a fun mix. I'd like it if I could work from home 1-2 days per week. It gets boring quickly, because your house is actually a pretty boring place when you think about it. Not talking to all the fools in the office is damn good for productivity though.
my work offers exactly what you want, we get 1 day at home per week. I get more if I need them (people coming to the house, emergencies, packages, etc.) and it works pretty well. I do get more done from home and wish I could work from home more often.

 
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Old 11-06-2012, 07:45 PM   #13
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-ethical dilemmas. I ate a sandwich at my desk. Is that a working lunch? It would be at the office, but is it here? I took a shower when I couldn't stand the funkiness that had built up. Is that upkeep of uniform? Should I count it just like I would count getting a cup of coffee at the office (ie no clock stoppage)? What constitutes overtime?
Ethical dilemmas? All of those examples fall into the category of Not My Problem. Sandwich NMP Shower NMP and overtime is whatever you say it is.

 
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:35 AM   #14
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I've worked from home for the past four years. If your self disciplined its great, though it's harder to 'clock out' at 6pm and disappear.

 
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:18 AM   #15
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The building that houses my department at my company is flooded. We have no idea whatsoever when it will be habitable again.

Starting last Saturday, I have been given a SecurID login at work so I can work from home. I'm not complaining. I LOVE drawing a steady paycheck. However, iIts a surreal experience, as a guy who has had to commute for the past 10 years.

Pros
-I can work in my pajamas holding a sword with a green bandana on my head
-no commuting costs
-my OWN bathroom, one that doesnt echo (sigh)
-I can make my own lunch, and I never forget it in the fridge
-coffee that doesnt suck
-I can spend time with my wife in the next room. By this I mean I shout "I love you" every hour or so through the door.
-facebook is available again
-no hour-long train rides
-I fart whenever the urge hits
-HBT

Cons
-I have to remind myself to bathe
-work people call on my personal cellphone
-my wife watching the mentalist loudly
-getting the boss to sign something is oppressively difficult
-coworkers can more effectively hide from me when I need them
-no one I know believes I am actually working. text messages galore from friends.
-ethical dilemmas. I ate a sandwich at my desk. Is that a working lunch? It would be at the office, but is it here? I took a shower when I couldn't stand the funkiness that had built up. Is that upkeep of uniform? Should I count it just like I would count getting a cup of coffee at the office (ie no clock stoppage)? What constitutes overtime?
-I pace when I am on conference calls. My wife is close to killing me.
-These conference calls are eating my minutes
-I wind up doing work over the weekend to help the business continuity effort post-Sandy.

There's no moral or anything to this post, its just odd.

Yeah, can't do this at work...lol

I can work in my pajamas holding my sword

 
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:26 PM   #16
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I've worked from home for the past four years. If your self disciplined its great, though it's harder to 'clock out' at 6pm and disappear.
For me I find it easier. Been doing it for 1.5 years since moiving to CO but staing with my Company in VA. I shut my computer off and ignore my email, no one to catch me between then and heading upstairs unlike going into the office. I will work a little later than normal if I am in the middle of something, vs before when I always tried to get out on time due to traffic.

Overall I get a lot more work done from home than from the office.

 
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:40 PM   #17
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For me I find it easier. Been doing it for 1.5 years since moiving to CO but staing with my Company in VA. I shut my computer off and ignore my email, no one to catch me between then and heading upstairs unlike going into the office. I will work a little later than normal if I am in the middle of something, vs before when I always tried to get out on time due to traffic.

Overall I get a lot more work done from home than from the office.
Mine is probably a bit more complex than most that get to telecommute. Since we're a member managed software company with members in the US, Canada, Australia and work with clients all over the globe it's not uncommon to get phone calls & emails at all hours. I frequently work a bit in the morning until about 10, then go play with my son until my wife comes home around 1:30 and work again until 6. Then I'm usually back catching up on stuff and working with developers as needed sometime between 8-11.

I'd say on average I do a 7-8hr day, it's just a really fractured day which works really well for my current lifestyle.

 
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Old 11-07-2012, 05:21 PM   #18
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I've been telecommuting for almost 2 years now. I used to commute via car 1 hours each way, so for me the biggest advantage is getting the 3 hours back in my personal life. That extra time allows me to make important evening school activities of my daughters and the extra sleep is nice as well. Plus talking to the boss with no shoes or socks on and in shorts and a t-shirt is pretty cool too.

 
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:11 PM   #19
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http://theoatmeal.com/comics/working_home

 
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:18 PM   #20
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I work from home. My only complaint is that I am surrounded by arseholes

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