Thursday, 19 July 2007

Working at Home

I've been working at home for the last couple of days.

What has surprised me is how oddly similar it is to working at the office. The only noticeable difference being that I don't have to get out of my pyjamas.

This could just be the nature of my work, which involves lots of writing emails and doing calculations in spreadsheets. It also helps that the last couple of days haven't featured any meetings that I desperately needed to attend in person.

I could definitely get used to this.

The one thing that would help is a little more in the way of technological linkage between home and office. At least half the time spent "working" at home (Robb assures me the quotes are a grammatical requirement) involves waiting for people in the office to email files to me.

If I had a direct link to the office LAN I could be a lot more efficient.
But hey, it's not a huge problem. At least for me. At home, unlike the office, I have full access to websites like YouTube and Facebook. They help to fill in any downtime nicely.

I've even found time to update the blog.

Efficiency be damned.


Shannon said...

Why were you working at home? Some special reason no doubt??

Matt said...

Yeah . . . my lovely wife hurt her back and couldn't go to work. Or walk. I stayed home to look after her.
So as well as doing actual work, I spent a lot of time making cups of tea and being appropriately sympathetic.