I know.. I know. Some may think I'm just lazy to go to office, other will think that I'm just taking an advantage of not having a boss around.. yeaa my boss is based in another country. Well, not 100% wrong, but definitely also not 100% true. Here are some more appropriate reasons. hehe..
That savings go for the employer as well. One of the most expensive costs of a company is office space, that's why many companies now have a "mobile area" for mobile employees. The company I'm working at right now, has a big mobile area in each of the 4 floors we have. The employee can just come, sit anywhere he/she likes, plug the laptop and dial a PIN to get his/her personal extension number at any phone near him/her.
- MORE PRODUCTIVE
I spent around 3-4 hours return trip from home-office-home, even more than 4 hours if traffic was so crazy, like Mondays or Fridays. While, actually it should be less than 35min for me to reach home... after midnite only. haha. So, when I work from home, I use that 3-4 hours efficiently, produce more emails, complete more assignments and finish more jobs. Not to mention that I can avoid all the unnecessary distraction like when I'm sitting at my open cubicle. You know, sometimes people just came for something not important at all... like "hey, that x has just changed her profile picture, see see.. I'll show you." while I'm in a middle of preparing a report or even doing a conference call. That is not cool, at all.
At home, I would have been sitting in front of my laptop, from 7AM to... any PM or even back to any AM I want. Nobody would dare to ask me anything, well because I have almost nobody around, just my dearest maid who, even without me asking, always prepared a plate of cut fruits and put it right in front of me. Cool, huh? My kids were back from school only around 3PM or so. They went deep to their own bedrooms afterwards, so yeaah... almost nobody around. I got up only when I wanted to go pipis. haha.
- MY BELOVED "DASTER"
- ADVANCE TECHNOLOGY
Of course. Where would I be, what should I do without internet? Thanks to a bunch of people who invented internet. I hope the guy who made internet run faster was in the list. If my modem was still like last year, there's no way I can have this pleasure of working from home as today. Live webinar, online training, virtual room sharing, weekly SEA concalls, APJ concalls... I did that from home. And thank you to whoever invented all the chatting tools too. Office Communicator, Yahoo Messager, MSN, Skype, WhatsApp and others. Audio/video chat was possible and FREE, even overseas interaction. Isn't that extremely cool?
- I'M 100% REACHABLE
Again, thanks to technology who has made the world shrunk to just one click away. I run my works, communicate everything thru emails. If my notebook was off for some reasons, my blackberry was on 24x7. For anything more urgent, I have OC, BBM, WhatsApp, even a traditional way like SMS that come to my immediate attention.
- DEFINITE ME-TIME
- NOBODY LIKES ME IN THE OFFICE
Do I still go to office? Of course. I go to office for a face-to-face marathon meetings that I stacked for one day. But I have this feeling, that nobody likes me there. So, even when I'm at office, I was not really at my cubicle, I moved around to join the meetings at meeting rooms hehe.... My desk was not my desk anymore, few guys have invaded it. They even put my office laptop away so that they can have a wider space. They're using my phone, my stationary, my network cable and my laptop charger. And when they saw me coming to my desk, they were like.... "oh no.. can you just go back and work from home... " LOL!!!
- MY VERY OWN KARAOKE ROOM
Can you sing your lung out at office, while everybody's busy on whatever they busy at? Or, can you lower down your i-tune player volume and still can hear your fave songs, and even sing along with it? Even I seriously think that everybody will love Leehom songs (haha), but for the sake of Leehom safety (LOL), I put his songs in repeat just for myself. Yesterday was full Westlife, and today back to Leehom again. I just cant tell you how much I ADORE him... his songs. So let's sing ...
So, anyone wants to Work From Home like me?