I’ve been working from home for almost a year now and I must admit that it’s a big change from going into the high-tech salt mine everyday. Now missing from my life is the daily 3 hour round trip commute and “interesting” co-workers, and without a onsite supervisor I have to be totally self motivitated. Let me tell you that with so many easily available distractions you have to be able to focus on the tasks at hand, that’s why I like GTD because it give me a framework that helps me to be more productive.
I work at home, and it never ceases to amaze me that people think I just fiddly-fart around all day mainly because I don’t have a “real boss”. But think of it this way: If I’m doing my job correctly, my “boss” should be the most demanding boss I’ll ever have. He always knows if I’m late or slacking off, and you better believe he can tell when I’m not managing my time well.
Now to make the mix even more interesting my wife has started working from home also, so the lines between “work life” and our so called “home life” have pretty much vanished, and with the advent of VPN and cell phones our work can follow us everywhere, so you can either choose to dispair about this fact or deal with the bitter truth and make it work for you.
Glen over at LifeDev does a great job of covering some of the myths about working from home. In my opinion one of the greatest myths is that’s its easier to work from home, no it’s not easier, its just a whole lot different…