10 Reasons I Love Working From Home

Reasons I love working from home | HarassedMom Even though I started Speak Social nearly 3 years I haven’t had an office job for nearly 8 years. When my older two kids started primary school they started needing me more and I knew I wanted the flexibility to be able to be there for their sport events and other related activities. I know it is not always possible to work from home but if the opportunity presents itself, take it. It is possible to still work and generate a good income from home. Depending on what work you do, you can also still get a lot of interaction with colleagues, partners or other people working from home. 

Financially we have been through some really tough times but going back to a 9-5 was not an option for me, so I make it work.

  1. There is never traffic!! My biggest obstacle getting to my office is toys left on the floor.
  2. I can sleep in if I feel like it. No one is checking that I am at my desk at exactly 8h00 and it takes me a few seconds to walk to my desk, so I can sleep until just before 8h00.
  3. I can work in my pjs. This is the best in winter! I get to stay warm in my onesie and no one can report me to HR :-p
  4. I don’t feel bad going to watch my kids play sport or picking them up early if they are sick.
  5. This may just be me, but I don’t have to make small talk with colleagues.
  6. If I want to play my music loud or keep the TV going in the background, there is no one to tell me to turn it down.
  7. I can work from bed. I don’t often do this, its not particularly comfortable for me but I can do it if I want to.
  8. You can save money. Obviously this depends on the type of industry you are in and what you do but no traffic means I use less petrol, there is less wear and tear on my car. When I do have meetings I try to be smart about it and organise meetings close together on one day, rather than a meeting every day in a different place. I don’t have to put the kids in after care, between David,  my mother in law and I we manage the afternoons.
  9. Taking leave doesn’t require a leave form, months of notice and juggling with other employees. I can plan my work load and take leave without asking anyone for approval.
  10. And finally, there is always good coffee in my mug.

What is your favourite thing about working from home?

Reasons I love working from home | HarassedMom

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4 Comments

  1. 13 October, 2018 / 5:09 am

    I like working from my bed too. I am right now.

  2. 13 October, 2018 / 7:24 am

    I have been a SAHM for seven years now, but have been trying to be a work from home mom for the past year. It is definitely a money saver but having a toddler at home with me has made it difficult. Regardless, I love it and am so glad we made the decision to be more available for my children. Thanks for sharing your work at home experience.

  3. 14 October, 2018 / 2:46 am

    These are all the reasons why I want to work work from home! I keep telling my husband to get it together so that I can work from home for a year or two while the kids are still young. Hopefully, this will happen sooner than later. 😉
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