Okay, so I wasn’t featured at all. But Eddy from WorkAtHomeNoScams.com wrote a post titled, “Top 5 Reasons I hate Working from Home” and as I was reading it, it felt like Eddy was writing about my life.
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I know it’s odd for a work at home blog owner to write about why he hates working from home, but there’s a lot more to this life than most people don’t realize. When you think about working from home full time, you probably picture an easy going life where you get to do whatever you want, whenever you want, while wearing whatever you want.
Yes, there are quite a few perks, but there are other disadvantages you don’t have to deal with when you work in a traditional job. Take this example, a lot of people seem to think what I do is easy and not professional. Someone went as far as to argue that what I do isn’t important because, “it’s just a blog.” The same guy went on to belittle my line of work by saying his 8 year old nephew has a blog and he could do what I do.
So yeah, just like every other job, working from home has its advantages and disadvantages. Eddy’s latest post covers a few of the disadvantages, including assumptions, loneliness, TAXES, juggling, and people talking about his career path. It’s a fantastic read. His take on loneliness really hits home. Here’s a short excerpt.
I don’t mean to get all sensitive on you, but one of the things that I actually miss about working offline is the everyday interaction with my co-workers, “sight seeing” in the park with my boys, after work drinks, etc. I feel like I took a lot of that stuff for granted while being there. The truth is working at home full time makes you feel isolated and you become a hermit. Now for my personality this isn’t such a bad thing. But even so, I do miss that human interaction. I’ve had to resort to Facebook and sites like Mylot to alleviate some of that loneliness. I also visit my ex co-workers from time to time. With that all said, would I trade being at home full time to be back to the rate race? Hell to the nah! I’m not that lonely and why I have a dog! But seriously I do occasionally miss that social interaction.
Loneliness is definitely the biggest drawback regarding working at home for me. There are days where I definitely miss being able to talk to someone face to face regarding problems with my work. Like Eddy, I still wouldn’t trade my current job for a full-time one in an office, but there a few things I do miss.
I highly suggest you click here and read his post entirely. It’s well worth the time. Be sure to leave him a comment too!