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#1 Jan 28 2013 at 8:22 PM Rating: Excellent
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Whats up taints, long time no chat

Anywho, things at work are going great and I will recently be joining a new department. With this new position comes the chance that I will be working from home. My current position allows me to pick up 4+ of OT a week working from home and I love it, now imagine a full work week...

Anyone else here have this kind of setup? Does the fad wear off or does saving $40 a week in gas and working in sweatpants really not make one miss the outside world?

I have been busting my **** designing and implementing a new home office (its come out pretty awesome) and now I know why people get so crazy about home offices/PC setups.

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#2 Jan 28 2013 at 9:58 PM Rating: Excellent
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Well, I go to work all day and then come home and work from here banning sock spammers. You have to be a certain kind of crazy to keep yourself on task at home. Its really easy for people to get destracted. If you can focus, its great. if you can't, you've got problems.

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#3 Jan 28 2013 at 10:13 PM Rating: Good
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#4 Jan 28 2013 at 11:20 PM Rating: Good
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Whats up taints, long time no chat

Anywho, things at work are going great and I will recently be joining a new department. With this new position comes the chance that I will be working from home. My current position allows me to pick up 4+ of OT a week working from home and I love it, now imagine a full work week...

Anyone else here have this kind of setup? Does the fad wear off or does saving $40 a week in gas and working in sweatpants really not make one miss the outside world?

I have been busting my **** designing and implementing a new home office (its come out pretty awesome) and now I know why people get so crazy about home offices/PC setups.

Peace, love and soul food.



I've been working from home for a couple of years now and I can tell you it's the cat's ass. I've been eating healthier than ever and without the commute to wear me down I have the energy to exercise. I still see my friends but I don't particularly like my co-workers so **** them.

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#5 Jan 29 2013 at 2:38 AM Rating: Good
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Hi Beer Man!

I think it really depends on the person/family. For someone with RL friends, great self discipline, and someone else to corral the kids, it can be fabulous. For someone who is prone to procrastination, has motivation problems, with no RL friends or no other person to overlook the kids and keep them away, it can turn into a lonely chaotic **** that leads to dire work performance.
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I would never, ever want to work from home. I'll undoubtedly end up either working 24/7 or not working at all, both being rather bad ideas.

And I cycle to work which keeps me healthy and wakes me up in the morning and I really **** need that.
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Hallertau wrote:
Whats up taints, long time no chat

Anywho, things at work are going great and I will recently be joining a new department. With this new position comes the chance that I will be working from home. My current position allows me to pick up 4+ of OT a week working from home and I love it, now imagine a full work week...

Anyone else here have this kind of setup? Does the fad wear off or does saving $40 a week in gas and working in sweatpants really not make one miss the outside world?

I have been busting my **** designing and implementing a new home office (its come out pretty awesome) and now I know why people get so crazy about home offices/PC setups.

Peace, love and soul food.



I've been working from home for a couple of years now and I can tell you it's the cat's ass. I've been eating healthier than ever and without the commute to wear me down I have the energy to exercise. I still see my friends but I don't particularly like my co-workers so @#%^ them.

Welcome to the club!


This is is what I am hoping to achieve. I do have to admit when I am home all day I do tend to snack more (especially when stressed) I am sure its something I can overcome though. The hours are probably not going to be 8-5, more like 11-7 or 12-8. Which means yard work/errands/exercise in the AM, work a few hours, bring home little bits from school and pray to Bob she doesn't come into the office screaming about **** or something when I am on the phone.

I see myself accomplishing more work while home; less stress and an hour+ commute, 8:30 at night, kid in bed, wife at gym and I'm bored... get some extra work done (or **** whatever). I will be doing system administration for a rather large utility company and most work involves emails and logging into PBXs.
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#9 Jan 29 2013 at 6:16 AM Rating: Good
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Hey good to hear you're doing well. How's the kid doing?

I live in Tokyo, Japan now and am a teacher at a small international christian school. Japan is pretty cool.

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#11 Jan 29 2013 at 8:00 AM Rating: Good
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Anyone else here have this kind of setup?
Kind of. I go into work, answer phone and email messages from the previous night, then spend most of the rest of the day playing video games and posting on Zam so it might as well be working at home.
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I have the option to work from home "on an infrequent basis" in my current job. I haven't done so because I find myself needing the barrier between work and home life. At home I'd be very distracted, likely overeat, and miss out on the social interaction that I so desperately need.

So instead I come into my office each day, and spend my downtime posting on zam.com. Like right now. +1 for productivity!

Also, nice to see that you're still alive, Hal.
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#13 Jan 29 2013 at 10:17 AM Rating: Excellent
Your job sounds a lot like mine :D
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#14 Jan 29 2013 at 11:03 AM Rating: Good
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I can work remotely anywhere, if the case need be, but for a law firm, I need to be in the office because of the amount of paper I have to slog through. But I have taken the laptop and worked at a coffeehouse, the park, the beach or even a theme park. I'm rather lucky that the law firm emphasizes life-balance and I have a good relationship with my boss. Most firms are not that way.
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At one point my employer was supporting, even suggesting work at home for some. We can still work at home, in fact it's sometimes necessary to work from home. However getting paid while working from home is disallowed by the current administration.


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I would never, ever want to work from home. I'll undoubtedly end up either working 24/7 or not working at all, both being rather bad ideas.


I'm pretty much the same. I'm either in work mode, or slack mode. I try to keep my working from home restricted just to specific things that need to be done during off hours or weekends and do just those things and nothing more. That way, I can dig into whatever it is, get it done, and then do my own thing. I'm not sure how well my normal workload would work out if I tried to do it all from home.

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At one point my employer was supporting, even suggesting work at home for some. We can still work at home, in fact it's sometimes necessary to work from home. However getting paid while working from home is disallowed by the current administration.


Wait? So you're encouraged to work from home, but they wont pay you for doing it? I smell a trap!
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#18 Jan 30 2013 at 12:02 AM Rating: Good
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Hallo, Haller.

I am currently taking classes to become a full time Medical Transcriptionist / Editor and work from home. I'm quite excited about it, personally. Partly because I hate my current job.

As far as snacking more, just keep healthier snacks around the house. That's my suggestion.

My only worry working from home is that my dog will constantly bother me for attention.
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I would never, ever want to work from home. I'll undoubtedly end up either working 24/7 or not working at all, both being rather bad ideas.


I'm pretty much the same. I'm either in work mode, or slack mode. I try to keep my working from home restricted just to specific things that need to be done during off hours or weekends and do just those things and nothing more. That way, I can dig into whatever it is, get it done, and then do my own thing. I'm not sure how well my normal workload would work out if I tried to do it all from home.

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At one point my employer was supporting, even suggesting work at home for some. We can still work at home, in fact it's sometimes necessary to work from home. However getting paid while working from home is disallowed by the current administration.


Wait? So you're encouraged to work from home, but they wont pay you for doing it? I smell a trap!
No, currently we are not encouraged to work from home.

I get paid for 40 hours a week, no OT no comp time. I must spend at least 40 hours a week in the office to collect that pay (sans vaca/sick sick time). If my work doesn't fit the 8-5 or exceeds the 40 hours I'm under no obligation to perform that work in my office since I'm not getting paid for it anyways. At that point I'll do it at home.
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I'm mildly disappointed that this isn't some lame job offer spam thread. Smiley: disappointed

I try to work from home sometimes. Yesterday was a good example. I was sick and took some stuff home with me to do. None of it happened though, with sick toddler, a tired wife, and a hyper 4 year old all hanging out there too.

So today I'm at work while sick. It's so much more relaxing.

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Much of what I'm doing now I could do from home. Perhaps I should float that idea to my boss.
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A friend of mine works full time from home. She started doing that after she developed severe vertigo and had to quit her regular day job, since she was unable to drive.

She's naturally distractable, so she's found the following set up works best for her:

1. A separate home office. If you have a spare bedroom, that is your office. The work computer is separate from the play computer and has no games on it.
2. A task scheduled or nanny monitor like Strict Pomodoro to prevent idle web surfing.
3. Lunch break at the same time as everyone who is in the physical office. Turn off the phones and emails during lunch.
4. Monitor hours put in to avoid going under or over 40 by more than a few minutes.
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#23 Jan 31 2013 at 5:09 PM Rating: Good
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Elinda wrote:
gbaji wrote:
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I would never, ever want to work from home. I'll undoubtedly end up either working 24/7 or not working at all, both being rather bad ideas.


I'm pretty much the same. I'm either in work mode, or slack mode. I try to keep my working from home restricted just to specific things that need to be done during off hours or weekends and do just those things and nothing more. That way, I can dig into whatever it is, get it done, and then do my own thing. I'm not sure how well my normal workload would work out if I tried to do it all from home.

Elinda wrote:
At one point my employer was supporting, even suggesting work at home for some. We can still work at home, in fact it's sometimes necessary to work from home. However getting paid while working from home is disallowed by the current administration.


Wait? So you're encouraged to work from home, but they wont pay you for doing it? I smell a trap!
No, currently we are not encouraged to work from home.

I get paid for 40 hours a week, no OT no comp time. I must spend at least 40 hours a week in the office to collect that pay (sans vaca/sick sick time). If my work doesn't fit the 8-5 or exceeds the 40 hours I'm under no obligation to perform that work in my office since I'm not getting paid for it anyways. At that point I'll do it at home.


So, you're saying Gbaji was correct?
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Timelordyouknowwho: lol elinda
Timelordyouknowwho: "I can work from home. I just don't get paid for it. Also, I still have to do 40 in the office."
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Kavexed: her unpaid overtime is at home
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So, you're saying Gbaji was correct?
I think 'yes' gbaji was correct.

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A friend of mine works full time from home. She started doing that after she developed severe vertigo and had to quit her regular day job, since she was unable to drive.

She's naturally distractable, so she's found the following set up works best for her:

1. A separate home office. If you have a spare bedroom, that is your office. The work computer is separate from the play computer and has no games on it.
2. A task scheduled or nanny monitor like Strict Pomodoro to prevent idle web surfing.
3. Lunch break at the same time as everyone who is in the physical office. Turn off the phones and emails during lunch.
4. Monitor hours put in to avoid going under or over 40 by more than a few minutes.


The only thing separating my laptop from my home PC and all its non work-related fun is a KVM switch and 6ft to my left is my 55" and PS3.

Yeah I'll be multitasking :P


Seriously, the days I work from home now the only thing I have on is CNN, there is never freetime. Honestly the biggest caveat to working at home is not having to hold in my farts.
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#27 Feb 03 2013 at 2:58 AM Rating: Good
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Not being able to drink beer on the job?
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That's just a lack of creativity.
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