Today I worked from home for the entire day. Not between off-site meetings, not before and after an appointment, but the entire day from start to finish.
Teleworking is something many employees do regularly and some do full-time, but I’m not sure it’s for me. I’m considering adding regular teleworking to my weekly schedule as winter approaches, either one or two days per week, but I’m still thinking through the pros and cons.
Pro: no waiting for the bus in the freezing cold.
Con: I finished an entire workday without leaving the apartment.
Pro: I made fresh pasta on my lunch break.
Con: I really wanted to watch TV and it was right there the whole time.
Pro: It was easier to start and stop on-time without the need to commute
Con: I felt a bit paranoid that someone might think I wasn’t working enough, causing me to feel slightly stressed.
Introverts need interaction too, and it may be a little too quiet for me at home.
Do you telework? How did you know it was right for you?