To quote Elizabeth Barrett Browning, “How much do I love thee, let me count the ways”, the manners that working from home is more appealing than in an office is innumerable and perhaps even comparable to a love struck damsel’s love-drunk ramblings to her paramour. Working from home in comparison to in an office is quite simply and quite romantically, lovely, to say at least. Luckily, today’s business options do not require the traditional set-up of punching in, settling in an office desk, turning on the computer and beginning go through your business locked up in your cubicle in a gray office somewhere on the top floor of a building for eight hours a day, five to six times a week.
With almost all businesses taking the digital approach to marketing, managing, recruiting and even training, why anyone would still want to go through the extra trouble of personally managing a team when the same can be done online remains to be seen. Of course there are still the businesses that need real world employees to be reporting daily to get the work done properly. But yes, a direct result of this big shift to eCommerce has resulted in more home based jobs available for the picking. But now comes the big question. Is working from home really better than working in an office? Both from the employer and the employee’s point of view, quite simply, yes it is. And in more ways than one.
1) No waking up at hours against your will. There is possibly nothing else more horrible in this world than having to wake up to a shrill alarm clock in your ear. Sleep truly is one of the few free luxurious things in life. To have even that robbed away from you can truly get on your case. Add the prospect of having to take a shower, iron your clothes, put on some pantyhose and makeup to an already packed morning and you are lucky you haven’t stuck your head in the oven just to put in a few more hours of sleep. With a home based job not only can you get up at whatever hour you please, you can go back to bed any time you feel the need to conk out for a few minutes. Most offices don’t even allow you to close your eyes for five minutes. Life without siestas is no life at all.[easyazon-image-link asin=”1601630913″ alt=”Work at Home Now: The No-nonsense Guide to Finding Your Perfect Home-based Job, Avoiding Scams, and Making a Great Living” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/517lzixT5TL.jpg” align=”right” width=”221″ height=”350″]
2) No annoying colleagues breathing down your neck. For every office there will be one or two of them. It’s how sociology works. You cannot function fully without an overly nosy accountant or your office mate who insists on listening to his self-help tapes at full volume in the morning. Or how about the woman who steals your food from the pantry? The world can’t help it; it’s just the way some humans are made. Unluckily for you, they all chose to apply at the same job you did. A home based job simply eradicates all these extra factors that contribute to the sudden sprouting of several strands of white hair on your head. Contending with no one but yourself and perhaps the TV is the best way to work.
3) No more having to spend your hard earned cash on overpriced items at the canteen. If you only had more time in the mornings, you would brownbag it to save yourself some pennies. Unfortunately, you always seem to be in a mad rush to make it in time for work. So you have to get your lunch from some restaurant somewhere near your office. Or just bear the sad selection in the canteen and try to get some zing off their soggy coffee. Well, if you worked at home you can take all your time cooking yourself a hardboiled egg. Never mind that it’s a hardboiled egg. You cooked it! And saved tons of money from it too.
4) Your boss is but an icon on your desktop. That is, if you even have a boss. But supposing this is your set up, you only need to report to your boss oh, about once every four days. And even then, he remains to be a voice in the webosphere, a dot in the galactic unknown. He will not be breathing down your neck or pressuring you to revise some words that sound “unbecoming”. Virtual bosses seem somewhat nicer and even if they do get mad, there is still a certain charm to their anger. The fact that you don’t’ have to deal with them talking to you in that awful condescending tone is bonus enough.
5) You can work with unwashed hair and in your ratty pajamas. Not everyone feels like getting all dolled up all the time. There are days when you just want to be kicking it in your ratty old shirt and not give a flying hoot what anybody thinks. Working from home gives you that freedom. And while you’re at it, you can sneak in eating a huge gallon of ice cream while you type up reports without anyone asking for a bite.
And these are just a few reasons. There’s got to be about a million more that had to be edited out due to lack of space. If you ever had to make a choice, go for home-based. Work has taken us away from our families for too long now. It’s payback time.