Do the Pros Outweigh the Cons?
By Jennifer Carroll, CAPP
As many of us continue to adapt to working from home, today I am reminded of what I miss from working non-virtually or IRL (in real life).
I was always envious of my friends and coworkers who got to work from home. They could work in their pajamas, had a 30-second walk to work, saved money on gas, were home when their kids got home from school, etc., etc.
It took me some getting used to after working for almost 40 years of working in an in-person setting. I miss talking to my coworkers, eating lunch together, walking 50 feet to get someone else’s opinion on something, interacting with customers more, just to name a few.
Do my pros outweigh my cons?
|Eating lunch at home saves money||Working too close to the refrigerator|
|Not dealing with people in person||Not dealing with people in person|
|Wearing PJs to work||Not shopping for work clothes|
|Wearing slippers to work||Not enough shoe shopping|
|Not wearing make up every day||Not enough make up shopping|
|Scheduling repairs, etc. Mon-Fri||More wear and tear on the house causing said repairs|
|Instacart delivery||Not stopping at the grocery with 75 other people at 5:15pm|
|Being in comfy clothes all day||Not wanting to get dressed in real clothes to go anywhere after work|
|Less distractions||No one to chat with close by|
|More productive with less time commuting||End up peeking at em|
|I can scream at work and not get in trouble||Can’t look someone in the eyes when talking to get that emotional connection or to read someone if they are confused, upset, etc.|
Jennifer Carroll, CAPP is regional vice president – airport division for Reef Parking.