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.






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