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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Working from home? Rocks!

Usually I don't like people seeing me look so terrible, but I'm posting this pic to prove a point.  And the point is?  Working from home totally. rocks.

Yep, it's 6 p.m. and even though I have showered, I opted for no contacts, make-up or nice clothes.  Instead, I chose my Jersey Shore-ish sweatsuit and Ugg slippers.  I'm also working at our kitchen table with a big cozy blanket wrapped around me and a space heater blowing a warm, Florida-like breeze on my legs and tootsies.

Recently, a couple of my girlfriends told me they had the option of working from home, but opted not to because they missed the social interaction and had a hard time being motivated.  I see their point, but I think being able to do laundry, cuddle with my dogs and not have to worry about a big stain on my shirt totally outweighs those concerns.

After 8 years of morning reporting and hitting the snooze button at 2 a.m., I'm lavishing in sleeping in.  Today I woke up at 10:30 a.m.  Who does that besides 14-year olds on Christmas vacation??  Sure, I'll work into this evening, but I don't mind.  It took years to realize that I get my best work done at night.

In terms of social interaction, all I have to do is walk down the street toward the L train or to the local Starbucks.  Nearly every time, a bum will ask me for money, call me a profanity, or confess their love.  Yep, one particular bum near Grand and Fairbanks always yells that he loves me.  That's interacting, right?


  1. Jeannie,

    Well, ya gotta say one thing about the guy at Grand and Fairbanks... his eyesight is great!

    Love your posts -- keep 'em coming!

    All the best,

    p.s. I hope your saving all of your posts, so you can compile them and publish them in book form... Put a photo of your smiling face on the cover to draw them in, then as they smile, chuckle and nod their heads in agreement as they read cover-to-cover -- you'd never have to go "back" to work!! :D

  2. I have been meaning to do a post like this for ages as I am with you...working from home is AWESOME! Even as we speak I am business on top, party on the bottom as I just had a web meeting where it was important to look polished from the waist up! Sweatpants on the bottom of course though! I don't know how I could ever go back to working in an office daily...this totally rocks!!