I started telecommuting today, and like all new experiences, it has its pros and cons.
1. I won’t have to drive up and down all those hills in the snow.
2. I won’t have to worry about going over my data limit. I listened to Songza all day with no worries, except when I put on the Beatles and within three songs, Listen To What The Man Says came on. I could have gone the rest of my life without hearing that. And I played it as loud as I liked without having to worry about disturbing others.
3. I’ll save $120 a month in gas.
4. I stopped every morning before work to get coffee, because I’m not wild about the coffee at work. Now, I can make my own exactly how I like it, have it all day long and save the money I used to spend.
5. I have a fifteen step commute now.
6. It doesn’t matter if I forget to charge my Kindle anymore.
7. I can stay up now and see the end of all baseball games.
8. When we have overtime, I don’t have to go to bed at 9:30 like I’m 10.
9. I won’t forget to bring my lunch anymore.
10. I can work in my jammies.
11. I don’t have to wear shoes. Or a bra.
12. I won’t have to set the alarm for any time that starts with 5 anymore.
13. I can roll out of bed 5 minutes before I start.
14. I don’t have to set foot out of the house during the next Polar Vortex.
15. I usually read during lunch. Today I did it sprawled across my bed.
1. I miss seeing the people I work with.
That’s about it. 15 Pros and 1 Con. But the 1 Con almost overshadows the 15 Pros.