Home for Work I Go

Working from home can be either really good or really bad.  Bad, as in the days that you don't shower and pad around the house in sweats and bunny slippers with a cup of coffee so old it could get up and walk.  Good, as in today!

The excuse was valid.  The television ordered for the office wouldn't be delivered without a signature.  It came to my house because it's easier for a delivery to be made here then drive whatever was ordered into the garage rather than have to deal with the extra security checks the police make delivery folks go through.

In working from home, I saved over an hour in commute time and plowed through more work in one day than in a usual week.  There were no distractions of office mates coming by my desk to talk, no phones to answer, no people stopping by the office to drop off mail or meet with the leg [pronounced ledge - short for legislative] staff.  And to top it off, there even was time for a mani-pedi after I was caught up.  If I could work from home one day every week, I'd be the happiest girl on the face of the earth.

If I pitch it to the chief of staff in terms of better productivity, do you think he'd go for it?  Maybe on the weeks they're in recess?  It's worth a shot.

[Title taken from this.]


  1. Home's the best place from which to work. Take it from me, I do it all the time. Let's hope your chief of staff sees reason.

  2. When I work from home, I usually get a lot done but feel awful by the end of the day, and then find an excuse to go to the grocery store, you know, just to get out.

  3. But what about missing the glorious, fattening, lunch time out of the office?

  4. @Elizabeth - I will make a good case for it.
    @Kev - If I get enough done, I'll treat myself to an outing for coffee.
    @Laoch - Lunchtime can still be glorious and fattening even at home.

  5. Wouldn't you be in danger of becoming a recluse? i'm retired now,and much as I like it, I do sometime lost track of what day of the week it is.

  6. @Arlene - It would only be one day a month basically. I have trouble remembering what day it is even when I'm in the office.