Someone recently told me that it was ok to put in extra hours at work because I don’t have a commute. Really??
If you’ve worked from a home or remote office, you know what it’s like. Sure, the walking-down-the-hall commute and not having a dress code are great but with these benefits come drawbacks.
- Technical issues: Unless you’re incredibly tech-savvy, technical issues are bound to come up. There’s nothing more frustrating than having to use webmail for months because your email won’t connect properly in Apple Mail.
- Water cooler: The office water cooler no longer exists. Pets become substitutes for coworkers but their social skills are somewhat lacking. Twitter works as a good alternative for chitchatting but only when you have time to tweet, which leads us to the next point… (more…)
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