Pros/Cons

by Ginger on February 3, 2015

in Random, The 9-5

So, I’ve been in the new job for a little more than a week now, and it’s awesome and exhausting and mentally stimulating in a way I haven’t really had in a really long time. I remain super excited, and pretty damn happy.

I’ve also been working from home for a week, and I figure I should share some of the pros/cons I’ve determined about that whole situation.

Pros:

  • No commute!
  • I don’t have to wear shoes if I don’t want to
  • If I get cold, I can go get a blanket, or go get a sweatshirt, or go sit in the sun
  • If I get hot, I can go change into shorts, or a tshirt or turn the fan on
  • I get to have lunch with my husband. A meal uninterrupted by the melodious sounds of a five year old is a luxury
  • I can make my lunch. I’ve had wonderful salads, elaborate sandwiches & wraps, things I would never have taken to the office
  • I can blast my music as loud as I want AND sing along, and no one cares (though I’ve scared the cat on occasion)
  • There’s no deli across the street filled with all kinds of delicious junk food
  • I don’t have to listen to anyone else’s conference calls on speaker phone
  • I can take the dog for a walk if I need a break from the computer for a few minutes
  • No overhead florescent lighting
  • There’s no one around to hear me talking to myself. Not that I do that. Much.
  • (did I mention no commute?)

Cons

  • My cat is the pushiest coworker I’ve ever had. He’s got some real personal space issues
  • The lighting in my house is crap
  • The dog farts. Oh dear god the dog farts
  • There’s no deli across the street filled with all kinds of delicious junk food
  • Uhh
  • Hmmm
  • Well

Yeah, at least so far, the cons list is preeeety short. I’m a big fan of this whole situation.

nonsequiturchica February 4, 2015 at 6:10 am

Working from home is THE BEST! I get to do it twice a week and I treasure those days where I can take conference calls and work in my pajamas. In fact, that is what I am doing today! 🙂

Cloud February 4, 2015 at 1:14 pm

Hooray! I’m glad it is working out so well for you.

Older mom February 4, 2015 at 6:35 pm

I knew you could handle it and, yes, it is nice to be totally in control of your environment (except for the cat with space issues, LOL). No more locked thermostat boxes and people griping about too hot, too cold, etc etc etc!!
And alone hubs time is just a big bonus! ??

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