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Every once in a while

Sometimes I miss going out to work.

I could do without office politics, of course, or a grumpy boss breathing down my neck, or the tension of a tight deadline.

When I work from home, I don’t need to convince anyone why spending time with my son is more important or why I need to be home when it gets dark. I don’t have the pain of daily commuting or spending hours in the heat and dust. I don’t have to make hollow-sounding excuses or endure raised eyebrows when I plead for a day’s leave.

Working from home means I can take afternoon naps and make tea when I want to. I like the convenience of doing laundry at my convenience. I can laze the whole day or watch a movie, and finish my work at night. I can juggle my job and chores and interests.

Apart from the fact that everyone automatically assumes you ‘do nothing all day’, working from home is the best thing for a person like me.

But… every once in a while, I remember the coffee machine, the gossips, the ambience, the laughter, the email chains, the bright lights, a good word from a colleague, and interesting people.

Every once in a while I feel lonely sitting alone punching my keyboard and having to step over to Twitter or Facebook to seek company.

Every once in a while, I miss going out to work.

By |2018-12-10T11:18:16+00:00December 14th, 2011|As I see it, Memories, Thoughts|2 Comments

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  1. Hannah December 14, 2011 at 3:18 pm - Reply

    This is so much me as well! Struggling with a translation right now, a good joke & laugh with colleagues would be fun! xxx

  2. Anonymous December 18, 2011 at 3:44 am - Reply

    Going to office is method of making you understand there are more struggle outside than at home. Make you realize what you miss out side… 🙂

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