I guess I am quite fortunate my work is very flexible. I pick and choose my hours and I can do so in the comfort of my own home, firing up my laptop and happily typing away still in my pyjamas. It only becomes an issue when I answer the door to delivery people and I must look incredibly lazy haha! But I don’t know how many people realise I have actually been up for hours working. It doesn’t stop me though as pyjamas are my perfect office attire, especially matched up with a cosy dressing gown for extra warmth! I have an exceptionally cold house, don’t judge!!! That and constant cups of hot tea stop me getting hypothermia.
Slater and Gordon who can be found at https://www.slatergordon.co.uk/employment-law/ wanted bloggers to discuss #MyWorkingWorld and I was only to keen to tell you guys more about my day. Many more people these days are turning to the Internet for employment. It’s amazing it’s given so many of us the luxury of working from home. As a rule, I wouldn’t have it any other way. I can be at school pick up. I have no worries if one of the children are sent home poorly. The long summer holiday my husband doesn’t have to concern himself with juggling childcare.
It’s not all rosy in my perfect office
It has its pros and cons, it can be quite isolating and lonely. You do miss the buzz of a busy office. I did feel it this Christmas when everyone was out on their staff meals and I had no-where to go. Usually I manage to tag along with hubbie’s work meal but not this year. The sting of loneliness missing being part of a team hurt. For some the isolation will be too much, blogging from home is not for everyone.
No office drama
But on the flipside, you don’t have to get involved in the politics and drama that can come hand in hand with working in a bigger team.
Overall, I can’t really complain about my lot. But I would like to make a few subtle changes to make it my perfect office.
The changes I would make
It would probably include a more social element. Maybe a working bloggers lunch once a week to bounce ideas off each other. Discussing what we need to do in terms of blog maintenance and so forth. Not every day as I probably wouldn’t concentrate. I did work in my husband’s office for a few days, but he works in such a noisy environment it was TOO much.
Working from home blogging another issue is the buck stops at you, you don’t have a team to back you up or support you when you need a helping hand. The deadlines and responsibilities are all yours and yours alone. Being a one-man team can be exhausting. So, my perfect office would also include a little helper I could call on every now and then. To appear out of no-where magically and give me a hand with chasing payments and general administration or just to make me a cup of tea!
Plus my “office” is a section of the kitchen table. It’s not very glamorous. I would love it to look more like the picture below!
I better get cracking making changes!