Working from home

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    Dec 12, 2015 6:44 PM GMT
    http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2015/08/13/working-from-home-is-more-common-than-you-think/?

    I have pretty much all of my life. Wouldn't trade it for anything. Of course I'm a little ADD and can't much focus if I can hear other people talking
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    Dec 12, 2015 10:25 PM GMT
    I would love to work from home. icon_neutral.gif
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    Dec 12, 2015 10:34 PM GMT
    I would love to work from home but only from time to time. My work doesn't allow it anyway unless it's an extreme circumstance. (My coworker was allowed only when his wife got diagnosed with cancer and is bedridden at home.)

    As much as I enjoy privacy and personal space, I prefer to have a separate work environment and some interaction with coworkers. When work is done, I leave work behind and come home.

    I don't know if I'm disciplined enough to work from home where there's TV and bed, etc. icon_confused.gif
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    Dec 13, 2015 2:57 PM GMT
    It depends on the type of business you are employed in. Having done both I prefer the face time I get with coworkers. People with face time with the boss get the best assignments and have more opportunities to establish a rapport and bonds with coworkers. You can become a bit isolated when working from home. The ideal for me would be the ability to work from home when necessary and having an office to go to.
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    Dec 13, 2015 7:34 PM GMT
    For years, I worked for employers who expected me to be in the lab or office 16-20 hours a day, 7 days a week. Basically, I was living at work, except I had to pay a bunch of money to rent a place to sleep, buy a car to drive back and forth, and waste a lot of time doing so.

    It makes more sense to work where you live than to live where you work. If that makes any sense icon_confused.gif

    It's even more feasible now than it was 20 years ago... no more rows of file cabinets or bookcases full of reference material. Equipment of all kinds is getting smaller and more efficient all the time. And you can video conference with anybody, anywhere, any time.

    It's usually better to have the work-space separate from the living space. It should be on a different floor or at least a dedicated room. For example, it used to be normal for people to live in an apartment upstairs from their business. Once I walk out to my office, I am "at work" and generally stay out of the house during the day, except short breaks for lunch, workout, or to change the laundry or something.
  • tazzari

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    Dec 13, 2015 7:42 PM GMT
    I owned a ski tuning business located in my garage. It grew and grew to the point where I was swamped, which lead to working overtime and weekends. Next time around I want work away from home and the temptation to overdo!
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    Dec 13, 2015 9:22 PM GMT
    Not for me! Too many distractions at home: internet, TV, phone, etc.
  • David3K

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    Dec 13, 2015 9:54 PM GMT
    I would get extremely bored! I need to be outside, Ive tried (against my will) working in an office with a computer it was hell, and what else can you do from home if its not some computer job? No thanks!
  • mar0302

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    Dec 14, 2015 7:26 AM GMT
    I work at home a day a week.. I couldn't do more than 2-3 days a week maximum at home.. you have to be in the office to interact and learn about what's really going on.. however, being home a day or two a week is good as you get to do things that take up elapsed time but don't interfere with work activities.. wait for deliveries, put the clothes into the dryer when they're done washing, etc.. it saves loads of time on the weekends and I find I'm more productive work-wise also.
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    Dec 14, 2015 10:02 AM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidThe ideal for me would be the ability to work from home when necessary and having an office to go to.


    This is me - I don't actually like working from home, but I appreciate the flexibility in being able to from time to time when necessary.
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    Dec 14, 2015 1:38 PM GMT
    One needs a lot of self-discipline to work from home. I've also observed that introverts tend to do better in work-from-home settings; extraverts, on the other hand, tend to be at their best when surrounded by colleagues.
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    Dec 14, 2015 6:49 PM GMT
    DOMINUS saidOne needs a lot of self-discipline to work from home. I've also observed that introverts tend to do better in work-from-home settings; extroverts, on the other hand, tend to be at their best when surrounded by colleagues.


    Preach it!!