Working from Home

I don’t think I ever officially updated on my work situation. A few days before giving my notice at Scientific-Atlanta, I thought about how perfect my job is to be done from home. All I need is a computer and I am good to go. I proposed the idea of telecommuting to my boss. He checked with his boss and this was their proposal: be an independent contractor for 6 months and then be rehired and telecommute.

This wasn’t exactly what I wanted. There are no benefits, I get paid by invoicing which means a 60 day delay, I have to drive in one day a week on my dime, and my taxes are higher. But if it is exactly what I want at the end of 6 months, then I’ll go with it for now.

I have only been working from home for two days, but I can already see the good and bad. It’s great that I am home to let people in and take care of little things, but there are lots of distractions at home too. We’ll see how good my self-discipline is.

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  • stevenFebruary 28, 2006 - 10:33 pm

    distractions? is that what you call watching a whole season of buffy in one day?

  • HollyMarch 2, 2006 - 11:09 am

    Hmm yes – that is one. I finished the last episode today. Now my free time will be spent unpacking and studying for my big test.

  • JamieMarch 2, 2006 - 12:24 pm

    I had so very little to do today that I was sitting here staring at the computer wondering what websites I could read and I thought of this one after I got bored of CNN. Man how my job has changed over the last two months. So you should email me more.

  • HollyMarch 2, 2006 - 2:43 pm

    I rank after CNN? How sad 🙁
    Email you more – no problem. Ask Steven, I am good at email!

  • JamieMarch 2, 2006 - 3:51 pm

    Well I did not mean you ranked after CNN. Just that I was not in the habit of checking out this website. The “news” on here is much more entertaining…and personal.

  • HollyMarch 2, 2006 - 3:58 pm

    You have redeemed yourself. Actually, I’m just happy regardless of when you check it. I love comments!