I like working at home – even better – I like working at home when technology allows you to be anywhere in the world.
I’m lucky to have a job where technology tears down all the distance barriers – I have a remote desktop, a mobile phone, a headset with a microphone – I can work anywhere. Yet some people don’t like it when your physical body isn’t sat a physical desk in a physical office with other people. Why is that? In my head it’s a trust thing – if I am “working at home” am I actually working? Of course I am! I am probably working harder and more productively than those sat in that office because I don’t have to chat and pass the time of day, or walk miles to get some coffee or to go to the loo. I have worked many days at home when I was not so well, and would never have bothered to go in to work, and worked evenings and weekends to get a job finished because I can.
I wonder what it will take to have people understand that working at home is okay?
I ramble because today I have had a couple of phone meetings – one was a bit strange because everyone wanted to talk at the same time, and protocols are hard when you can’t see people, but both were very productive – straight in and out again. Business done, decisions made. I have no idea where in the world some of the others were – but I know I was at home, one of my friends back in the office, and one guy in his car in a Motorway Service Station car park! Brilliant!
In other news, I had salad, cheese and yogurt for lunch, ham, salad and new potatoes for dinner. I blotted my copybook by just eating a whole bar of chocolate – but I did have the calories to do it – and it was nice! Sorry!
The leg is much improved – the swelling is still pretty bad, but walking is easier and so much better than yesterday – another day or so and I’ll be fixed.
Tomorrow I am home again, with a £1m spending plan to finalise. Someone has to spend it! :o) Best bit – tomorrow is Friday! Have a good one.