Pro and Cons of Working from Home
Six years working at home and I'd say I love my job. I don't have to deal with traffic, dress codes, and even office drama. I really find it convenient and being an introvert I think this job fits me well. Considering myself as a homebody fits me well.
So I asked a few of my friends if you would be given a chance to work at home would you take it? I was hoping that everyone would say yes but I was amazed by the feedback. Some said yes, others said no and a few wants to do both at the same time.
I decided to list down the Pros and Cons from working at home. Some are from my friends.
The Pros from working at home are the following:
- Freedom to do as you please.
- No commute. No Hassle.
- You can work in your comfy clothes.
- Greater flexibility.
- No one looks over your shoulder.
- Your day is often less stressful.
- ou can save money.
- If you are married or have children at home, this is especially convenient for you.
- You can improve work-life balance.
- savings in taxes.
The Cons from working at home are the following:
- It takes a lot of Self-discipline.
- Must be entirely self-motivated.
- You are the only person around all day, so there is no outside pressure to be busy.
- It can be lonely.
- No camaraderie that stems from working with others day after day.
- No co-workers to go to lunch with.
- No chance of escaping the office and go home, because you are already there.
- Pressing personal chores
- Lack of competitive spirit
- Less ad hoc learning.
Tips for Working at Home
Working out of your home can be a great solution for some people. I have worked in an office before and in my own room, and I think it takes strong discipline to work at home. Before you jump into this type of career, you definitely need to ask yourself, "Does this work style fits me?"
For those who want to start working at home, it is important to remember to:
- Always send a report and let your boss know you are alive and productive.
- Treat your study/room (or wherever you work) like a real office.
- Get dressed as you would for work and be consistent with your hours.
- Act like you are at the office and not at home.
- Be productive.