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Old 11-08-2012, 02:31 PM   #21
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Getting ready for family to come in for Thanksgiving, and just set a spare bed up in my office. May not get much work done this week and next

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:18 PM   #22
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Working without pants on and not having to worry about where to hold all those single dollars, priceless.

 
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:54 PM   #23
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Wife leaving you a 5 + item honey do list every day because you work from home so you must have free time to do all that ****e. Not so priceless.

 
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:43 PM   #24
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Working from home is great; I did it for about 10 months and my frisby golf game was showing huge improvements. I think my dog enjoyed it too.

 
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:34 PM   #25
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Working from home is great; I did it for about 10 months and my frisby golf game was showing huge improvements. I think my dog enjoyed it too.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #26
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I have worked remotely for about six years. I now manage an entire division of remote employees. Some people can do it, some can't. It is a delicate balance. My biggest complaint is that I tend to work late into the night. Difficult to balance the home life while working from home. It is also difficult to get dressed for the public.

What I like most? I work from home. I honestly would not know what to do if I had to go back to an office with, *gasp* coworkers.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:01 PM   #27
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It is also difficult to get dressed for the public.
Ah yes indeed!! "What? Put pants on just to go to the store? I'll just move really quickly, nobody will notice."

 
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:14 PM   #28
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another home worker here. My office is in Las Vegas & 2 years ago I moved to PA but continued to work for the Vegas office.

I run 3 27" monitors, a VPN connection so I can open Outlook locally & mostly 1 remote session into our terminal server - sometimes 2 remote sessions 1 in the term server & 1 into the file server for data maintenance stuff.

When I mentioned leaving Vegas to get the F out of the dusty hell hole I was going into the office about 3 times a week already, & working from home the other 2 or 3 days...

So when I approached my then boss I asked, "other than face-to-face meetings... what would be the difference if I do it 30 miles away or 3000?" He said in a nutshell, "good point, drive careful, & good luck". He is no longer my boss... but the guy in line for that position <3's me because he asks for something and tells me "no rush"... but I always rush on it for him. He's cool. OUR boss, one of the owners, told me I'm his 'special projects guy'... he also gives me things to do for him (website redesign, data report creating) and says no rush too... but again, I do what I need to get it that day. The owner has even said to me, 'I know a lot of people just can't work from home & I don't know if I'd feel ok about them giving the actual work & hours... but you, I know you stay busy'

Been working out so far & I love it too... I'd have no clue what I'd do if I lost this job, I'm not an office environment type of guy. As for the pajamas with a sword... LoL - for the 1st months or 2 after I got out here and setup... when the boss would call to check on me I'd remind him he had no clue if I was nakid, just in tighty-whities, or actually dressed.

The hours in Vegas are 7am-5pm which is 10am-8pm here... but my hours range from 7am - 8pm here all week mainly in case someone calls. Our shop guys get in at 3-4am in Vegas so I have to be ready for them in case they have software issues & the office guys that work until 5pm call me up to 9pm here sometimes.

And yes, co-workers seem to avoid you more easily. When I shoot off an email for one of them to do something I rarely hear back, not for a few hours at least. My office ext is forwarded to my home phone here. So if someone calls & hits my extension it rings my office phone - brilliant!

LOTS of pro's in my mind. I do work longer hours than the office, & yes, there are more breaks in those hrs... but 5 hrs of uninterrupted work is way better than 10hrs of interruptions & distractions. If I work a Sunday (only day I get everyone is off the software & backups can be ran) I eff off on Monday or the following Friday to try and help keeping personal life normal.

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Old 11-14-2012, 05:23 PM   #29
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Good 'ol Uncle Sam doesn't want us to telecommute unless you're on extended sick leave but can still work or if you're on TDY. Not sure if they realize we can be just as unproductive at home as we are in the office. I don't think I would do well by working at home though. SWMBO doesn't work and I have a 3yr old who doesn't understand that computers can be used for anything other than games. I'm sure SWMBO would see it as a perfect opportunity to give me a honey-do list 3 miles long and take her time shopping while I juggle the kid and work. Nuh uh. I'll keep my 25min drive and deal with the tards here.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:02 AM   #30
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I'm a work from home guy as well. Been that way for 6 years now. I used to live and work in the D.C. area, but got laid off and decided to sell my house (right before the bubble burst; lucky me) and move back "home" to Pittsburgh.

Right before I moved away, an old friend and co-worker contacted me to ask me if I was looking for work. My response was "Yes, but..." and he replied "That's OK, just work from home."

It's great, and I love it. I also don't know what I would do if I lost this job.

And indeed, SWMBO has a hard time understanding that just because I'm at home doesn't mean I'm available whenever she needs something, like watching *our* 3 year old.

I find myself working late into the evening most days.
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