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  1. CraftytotheCore profile image78
    CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years ago

    For those that work/write from home, do you think your time working at home is respected?

    Do you think your time is as well respected as when you are working at in office or outside of the home?  I tend to get phone calls and messages from people wondering what I'm doing all day when I've made it clear to them that I work out of a studio in my home.  It's annoying.  So annoying, that I shut my ringer off and listen to the messages when I want to instead of being interrupted every day by nonsense.  I never received such phone calls when I worked at an office for many years, unless someone was genuinely interested in retaining my services.

  2. billybuc profile image85
    billybucposted 5 years ago

    I have written about this before and it can be a very real problem. I made it clearly known to friends that I had a job. Even my son has tried to tweak that rule and ask for rides somewhere and I've told him no!  And yes, I have had to be rude about it at times.  This is how I make my living. I don't call my friends at their job and I expect, and demand, the same respect and consideration.

    1. CraftytotheCore profile image78
      CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know Billy!  It really gets upsetting to me because people act like I'm sitting here staring into space doing nothing.  Fortunately, it's no one close to me so I can turn the phone off.

  3. Stephanie Henkel profile image94
    Stephanie Henkelposted 5 years ago

    In general, I don't think that people respect the time of people who work out of their homes as much as time of those who work out of an office. While I do not work at writing full time, and often work at odd hours, when I did have a business studio in my home, people felt free to call me any time to chat. I really think that it's perfectly fine to screen calls when you are working. It can also be a problem answering personal emails or chats. Sometimes the only thing you can do is turn off those features during your work hours.

    1. CraftytotheCore profile image78
      CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      So true Stephanie!  I am bombarded with interruptions either on my phone or at my door by people who just don't understand that I'm working.  They have a day off so they think I'm free to play too!

  4. DreamerMeg profile image85
    DreamerMegposted 5 years ago

    I am studying, rather than working, but it is work to me. I have had to ask for space in a study room at university, because otherwise I would get nothing done!

    1. CraftytotheCore profile image78
      CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There's nothing worse than trying to study under constant interruption or noise.

  5. bravewarrior profile image93
    bravewarriorposted 5 years ago

    Yes and no.  My family and friends don't bother me during the work day.  I have a neighbor however, who is constantly coming over to borrow the phone or have me take him to pick up prescriptions, etc.  A few times I've had to take him to the hospital, but that's ok - I'm glad I was able to help.

    1. CraftytotheCore profile image78
      CraftytotheCoreposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can see it from that point of view.  I have several people that phone me constantly and then act like I'm not doing a thing.  Even when I politely tell them that I'm working, they downplay it as if working from home isn't really working.

    2. bravewarrior profile image93
      bravewarriorposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Working from home has so many benefits, but it does not include being at everyone else's beck and call.  There have been times I've just flat out said, "no" because I was in the middle of something and couldn't afford the interruption.


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