Underrated: Working at Home

August 13, 2009 | Comments (0) | by Arcturus

Yesterday, I took a "mental health day" and called in sick. I actually had a lot of work to do, so I decided I would just stay home and do some of it. What I discovered was amazing. Despite the fact that I slept until nearly eleven and ate a leisurely lunch, I managed to accomplish more in four hours working at home than I have in the past three weeks working at the office. If only I could somehow make this happen every day!

Imagine: no distractions, no annoying co-workers, no dress code. The only other soul in my home office yesterday was one of the cats and she curled up in the corner and passed out. For the first time in weeks, I actually felt like a I gave a shit about my job. It was awesome. I can't even recall the last time I ever felt so productive.

I am now totally envious of anyone who's able to telecommute. Shit, I could do that too, if my job would let me. All I would need would be remote access to our database and I could perform every single aspect of my job from the comfort of home. Not only would I be more efficient and productive, but I'd be helping the environment, too. No more twenty-five minute drive into work to waste gas and produce emissions, plus I'd save big at the pump. I'd save even more money by not having to buy any more business casual clothes. I could easily do the same job while wearing my Aramis Ramirez jersey and a pair of jorts. Best of all, there'd be no distractions. No goober whistling or singing off key in the next cubicle. No one discussing their health issues or talking about their crotchfruit's latest big game. No backslapping jagoff who gives me a nickname I didn't want or need. Just me and the computer in Zen-like harmony, surrounded by the familiar confines of home. Sounds like paradise.