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yay or nay?
i find it more hassle than its worth
Constant phonecalls about stupid shit. Harder to access information. Go a bit stir crazy by about 2:30.
But on the other hand, unlimited access to pornography and a 0-minute commute. Probably works out even.
and more upload/download time
I started doing it last months and it's great. I don't have to get dressed or make awkward small talk. Obv I get less work done than I do in the office but I just make it up later in the week.
do you not find it quite lonely?
I've got the opportunity to do it, but not sure it's a good idea.
people hassle you far more when you work from home
It's nice to have a day where I don't have to make small talk or listen to my colleague's shit.
That's really nice.
I'd get more jakies than cats so will probs give this a miss
Would probably miss the bants.
it's either that, or I could rent a desk in a shared office somewhere with a random bunch of folk.
might be alright.
pretty sure it's a thing already
Reminds me of that documentary about the North Korean guy who was born into a labour camp, escaped and missed it so much he wants to go back in. :(
those rentadesk places can be pretty awful. sometimes awkwardly quiet which is the better option, but often just full of people that other workplaces don't want in their offices. chatty, hilarious men, for example.
- I have full control over my working environment.
- I have zero commuting time/cost. As a result, I get more sleep and have more money.
- I can make nice lunches.
- I can pop some washing on or do small errands through the day, leaving me more time in the evenings and weekends.
- I don't have to endure office bullshit.
- I don't have to endure office idiots.
- I don't have to endure office bullshit.
though doing it more than once or even twice a week would be a bit weird
aye, I'd be looking at pretty much full time. not too keen.
Imagine the horror of paying obscene London commuting prices to sit in a chair five metres away from someone who insists on emailing you at least five times a day. IMAGINE
I'm far more efficient in the office and work best with people face to face.
also, I love my lovely home environment and go to great lengths to make it a haven for me away from the stress of work. I don't want to contaminate its atmosphere of rest and play with horrid work.
I don't have to spend 5 hours commuting, so it's a yay from me.
but I just go into work anyway (I'm allowed to work from home, but my office is only 10 minutes away). I prefer to separate the two places, I don't really want my living room to be a place I associate with work.
that's the thing, I quite like being able to draw a line when I leave the office and know that I'm not doing any more work that day. I get the feeling doing it from home I'd constantly be answering emails all night here and there.
I’m one of two permanent members of staff in an office which is used for hotdesking by our exec team when they’re in London. Given that both of us travel around quite a bit, it means that when I’d normally be the only one in the office, I work from home.
I obviously need to be by my phone all the time, but other than that I rather like it. A lot of my work is project based, so I find that I tend to just get on with it knowing full well that when its done, I can finish. In contrast, when I’m in the office I tend to fill my time with things like DIS (Like I’m doing now!).
If I’m doing the other half of my job when at home, I tend to work it a bit differently, taking advantage of my lack of commute and starting work when I’d normally set-off, and stretching it out to when my gf gets back, so that I can legitimately go to the gym or play a couple of hours of computer games during the day. Losing the commute is so freeing.
I could definitely do it on a permanent basis, but would need a proper office, not just my sofa/kitchen table.
this sounds like an almost identical situation to me, except the other guy has quit and there aren't any plans to hire someone new any time soon, so most of the time I'm on my own now anyway.
getting a bit lonely / crazy.
My last job was in an office on my own and that was really awful and rather bad for my mental health and productivity, all things said.
My productivity went through the floor, I was lonely and I never felt that I had a definitive start or end to my working day. Felt difficult to switch off. I lack discipline though so you could be ok.
nope, this sounds exactly like what would happen
definite yay from the biscuit-man (that's me by the way)
But that's mostly because I don't really like being around people. I'd probably need a more business-relevant reason than that to swing it.
And moving the mouse every so often with my foot so my VPN connection doesn't drop off so it looks like I'm doing work.
If I can do it on my terms and work on getting a presentation done, then working from home where I'm not being bothered every five minutes and where I can have the occasional break to do whatever I want is nice. Especially if the time frame is up to me - I'd rather take the morning off, have a quick look at things after lunch, take the afternoon off and then slam it out with a glass or two of wine between 6 and 9 pm.
Best feeling is having a glass of wine or a beer whilst you finsih your work off.
I do once a week anyway or more, I love it. I doubt it could be all the time, the office is needed as a "base" for meetings and various other things. The only downsides I can think of is being in the house too much of the time, easily remedied by actually leaving the house and separating your work area.
Benfits - no commute time (normally 1hr min there and back), no getting up early, I can do shopping / washing / cooking at lunchtime, I can do errands and things like doctors appointments or childcare are easily sorted. I can still do as good a job as in the office. I can get as much work done as in the office (if not more). Breaks up the week so I am fresh when I do go in to the office. Overall benefit for the country - less commuters, more flexible staff.