Is working from home right for you?
Posted on Jul 24 2012 at 09:02:26 PM in House & Garden
Beth had not been working for long but unlike many people in the job she started out as a travel agent with the freedom to work from home. The company that she worked for realized the importance of having employees who were happy at what they did and with our modern way of thinking, it was easy to function effectively from the comforts of our own home. The smarter companies allow the employees the ability to set up an office at home, requiring little or no traveling to and from the office. Once or twice a week the employee makes the trek to the office and the organization that they work for quickly appreciates the fact that their overhead is much lighter. With less office space required, the business property can be smaller and far less crowded.
I have been working from home for a few years now and I must admit that it is a much more flexible arrangement than if I had to head to the office on a regular basis. There are all sorts of opportunities that come with this new found flexibility and one of them is less wear and tear on the car and of course less money spent on gas. With a fast Internet service, staying in contact with any office is easy and I even have time to do a load of laundry from time to time. One of the biggest problems that an individual can run into when they work from home is not being able to separate business and home responsibilities. Living aleisurely life is one thing, but unless you have the ability to separate one responsibility from another, working from home may not be right for you.