Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Perks of the Trade

One of the benefits of working from home is the ability to take off at 9 a.m. on a Tuesday and be at Kohl's when they open the door. Few or no people to get in your way, no lines at the check out, and it's been cleaned up. (No size 2 dresses in the Woman's section.)

The perks for working at home are the simple kind. And as long as you've set realistic goals toward getting a certain amount of writing done every day ... you feel free to take advantage those few perks.

1. Hair, Doctor, Dentist, Cable repair ... all appointments that can be made during the day.

2. You can start dinner at a 2 or 3 ... sit down to eat at 5.

3. You can shower ... any time. Or go water the flowers on the porch when needed.

4. Makeup and shoes - optional.

5. Clothes - optional.

6. No daily staff meetings, no fighting traffic at lunch, no having to sneak in a phone call to family and friends.

7. When you really don't feel well ... ahh, you can go lay down.

8. You don't HAVE to answer the phone.

9. You don't HAVE to be in a good mood every day.

10. You don't HAVE a boss.

... get my point?

The list is endless ... The downside? There's no steady paycheck.

That's about it. That's the biggest downside ... in my humble opinion.

That and finding a quitting time. Seems I work 'round the clock at home. I can be up till dawn and working on weekends is the norm. But to go back to an office across town and fight the bullshit everyday? I'd rather be tarred and feathered and rolled in grits than to be a part of that maddness again.

No paycheck is worth that to me anymore.

Blessings to you and yours.

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