Almost a year ago I did a pros and cons post on spitting in public, some of you may remember if, some of you may not, but that's not the point. The point is that you're here today and that I have another pros and cons post for you to not remember in a year. This time it's about something I know (and hopefully do) well - working from home. If you're curious about what kind of work I actually do, you can check my About page; and if you're not, you're more than welcome to read on, so here are the pros and cons of working from home:
:) Pro: You can have a glass of wine when you work. Or two. Or eleven. (What?! You ain't my boss!!)
:( Con: You don't always remember where you've left things off the day before. Or if you've actually gotten any work done.
:) Pro: You can wear your pajamas all day every day.
:( Con: You might end up in the middle of a shopping mall one day realizing you haven't changed and you're wearing your (dirty) pajamas in public. (I'm not saying this has or hasn't happened to me, but let's just put it down as a possibility.)
:) Pro: You don't have to obsess with makeup and looks on a daily basis first thing when you get out of bed. Heck, you don't even have to obsess over personal hygiene that much.
:( Con: There are days when not even your own dog (who's supposed to be your ride and die best friend, that snotty brat) won't sit next to you on the couch while watching TV because there's a hazardous haze of stench radiating from your body.
:( Con: No office gossip.
:) Pro: No office drama.
:( Con: There are no cute coworkers to flirt with.
:) Pro: There are no cute coworkers to flirt with.
:) Pro: You don't have to listen to your coworkers going on and on and on and on about their kids and showing you pictures of them drooling or picking boogers and sharing stories about their potty training and homework overload and other stuff you really couldn't care less about.
:( Con: There's no one who'd listen to your awesome stories about your awesome dog and how awesomely cute he is when he sleeps and how awesomely horrible his farting has gotten and there's no one who'd look at your 5 billion awesome photos of him on the bed, off the bed, on the couch, off the couch, on his morning walk, on his afternoon walk, on his evening walk, during dinner time, during nap time, during paw-licking time, etc.
:) Pro: You don't have to fart discretely.
:( Con: There's no joy of blaming your fart on someone else.
:( Con: There's no Secret Santa.
:) Pro: You don't have think about what to get for office Secret Santa and then spend money on something stupid because that's all you can think of and then get something as equally stupid and useless in return. I guess Secret Santa actually only works in theory...
:) Pro: You can sleep in. Like really sleep really in. In in.
:( Con: The person sleeping next to you can't and he has issues turning off his alarm clock at 6:15 in the morning and is making more noise than a horde of savages about to pillage a village and burn it to the ground. Unless you want to pillage me, I really don't need to be awake that early in the morning.
:) Pro: You can arrange (and of course rearrange again and again) your schedule as you please and you can always shuffle stuff around and postpone things and simply do them later.
:( Con: One day later actually comes.
So these would be the pros and cons of working from home. But do you want to know a secret? If I'm completely honest, there really are NO CONS to working from home, I love it. High five to all stinky, dirty, no Secret Santa, no office drama at home hard working people out there! And to the rest of you: If you ever see me outside in my pajamas (again), don't pity me, envy me, bitches.
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