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.