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Same here. My goof off level at home is high enough that the ~80 minutes I save commuting and by eating out of the fridge instead of from a restaurant end up being lost because it's sometime between 5:30 and 6pm before I've accomplished the equivalent of an 8 hour day in the office.
I think I might be able to pull if off if I had a larger place and wasn't trying to work at my kitchen table; but as is I only WFH when I'm contagious, suffering Montezuma's revenge, or have something too expensive to leave out on the porch incoming from Newegg.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason? Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful? --Zachris Topelius
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies. -- Sarah Hoyt
What you gain in travelling time and fuel you lose in heating bills. Also, unless you are always working offline it is completely disastrous when the internet line goes down. It is quite unbelieveable how much space there is in an office. Just thought about it: my current office shared with 10 other people has more floor area than my house including kitchen and bathroom.
For most people the answer to that question is 'my boss'.
I can work from home, we have some who do it more than others, some with health problems pretty much all the time.
It is easier not to work at home if you don't want to.
It is easier to work if you do.
I cannot do it all the time as I am wanted for face to face meetings, to look at hardware, and so the company can actually see me and get some reassurance that I do still think about work.
If you don't have muc of a social life outside of work then you can go a little stir crazy without enough direct human interaction, I did a number of years largely working alone but not at home, and it became really miserable after a while as the hours were odd too so when I finished most of the rest of the country was in bed.
Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
Only the lack of anyone willing to pay me to do it. I'm sat in front of 5 monitors and at least as much computing power as any employer would lavish on me in my dedicated home office. I'm online and I have 3 different IDEs open on 2 different operating systems. If someone wants to put money in my bank I'll write the code they want. Until then I'll write the code I want
"The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage." Thucydides (B.C. 460-400)
Whom did they ask - people who had actually done it for long periods of time or people who had done it occasionally. The ones who do it occasionally will always say it increases performance. The thing is, you can convince yourself that it increases performance even though your performance is the same. Also are these people who work on single tasks or multiple tasks. People who work on single tasks don't have to context switch so being productive can be easily achieved. People who work on multiple tasks have to context switch. Being productive can be difficult wherever you are.
The best I can hope for is "virtual" work, where I can find a desk somewhere else to sit at. (For instance, working on Fort Hood which is 10 minutes away, rather than the VA Hospital, which is 45 minutes away.)
"Why would anyone prefer to wield a weapon that takes both hands at once, when they could use a lighter (and obviously superior) weapon that allows you to wield multiple ones at a time, and thus supports multi-paradigm carnage?"
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