Requested by Brett 7

8 Best Things About Working From Home, Ranked

I work for a Fortune 50 company and am based out of my house. These are my favorite things about working from home. Thanks for the request Brett @BWN_7
  1. 8.
    My office mates have been to known to sleep fart.
    So innocent. The farting and howling at tornado siren tests while I'm on a conference call aren't really appreciated, but essentially having two dogs for coworkers is amazing.
  2. 7.
    I never see management
    I never interact with my bosses' boss or higher ups. There's no bureaucracy stress, which after spending 20 years in a cubicle farm is heavenly.
  3. 6.
    I rarely see my boss
    I see my manager about three times per year, once for my annual review, and a couple times at team meetings. We talk about twice a month (and of course email and text regularly).
  4. 5.
    Bike to work day is awesome!
    I ride downtown and get a free bagel and then ride back home to go to work.
  5. 4.
    Co-workers do not eat my lunch
    Sometimes though a family member will get to the leftover pizza before me. Cuss.
  6. 3.
    I can work outside
    I've been known to work my email on my deck. Like right now. DayLister™
  7. 2.
    My commute is 10 steps long
    It takes 4 seconds from my bed to my desk in a spare bedroom/office. Unless I stop to pet the dogs, then it takes 30 seconds. Seriously, I get an extra 30-45 minutes per day by avoiding a regular commute to an office, which gives me more free time for ... Listing.
  8. 1.
    Flexibility
    I mostly control my own schedule so I can work from 6 am to 2 pm or 10 am to 6 pm or a split shift or whatever I need to do to get 6-10 site visits and associated admin work and conference calls completed each week. This means I can use 'coffee breaks' to complete home errands/chores as needed (vacuuming, laundry, shopping, lawn mowing, dishes, etc.), during the day. It also means I can walk the dogs, ride my bike, list and other stuff too.