Most mornings I walk my dog along the local high street, I go past the local supermarket, which is already busy with deliveries and customers purchasing their morning newspaper or their lunch for work. Cyclists race past me, no doubt grateful if the sun has decided to shine that morning, cars roar past, hastily making their way to join the nearest traffic jam. It’s at this time that I am grateful I am not joining them in the process called ‘commuting to work’.
I work from home. Some may look at that sentence and think, “No, I could never do that,” some may look at it and say, “Wow, I’d love to do that.” I have spent my whole working life in offices: some big, open plan and some not big enough to swing a cat in (though why anyone would bring a cat to work is beyond me!).
Most of the offices I have worked in have been good fun. There’s been laughs, jokes and cream cakes, lots of cakes I might say, but on the flip side there’s also been tears, arguments and lots of office politics. What do I mean by office politics? Well, let me give you a few examples: “I want the light on,” “I want the light off,” “I want the window open,” “I want the window shut,” “I want the air con at this temperature,” “I want it cooler/hotter,” “I want to tell you to shut the hell up.” Okay, that last one was normally said in my head, but I am sure those of you who work in an office have experienced some of these office politics.
I have always wanted to work from home, but my idea was to sit in front of a computer and produce best selling novels one after the other. (This has nearly come true, but that’s another story).
My actual day job is typing television scripts and interviews for TV shows and it’s very interesting, my general knowledge is coming on leaps and bounds. I love the fact that I can plan my day around my work and a big bonus is that I’m always in when a parcel is delivered.
In-between jobs I can put out the washing, unload the dishwasher, sneak an episode of Ghost Adventures (have you seen Zak?) and get out something for tea.
So taking everything into consideration I think that working from home does work as long as you have self discipline and enjoy your own company!
Mind you, it is a bit annoying when it comes to clearing the table after dinner and everyone says they don’t have to do it because they’ve been at work and I’m volunteered as I’ve been home all day ….
Quote: “Everybody brings joy to this office, some when they enter and some when they leave.”