There are advantages and disadvantages from working at home. I’m going to add to this list as and when they strike me. I’ll be positive and start with the Advantages.
- No peak hour traffic
- Having a fully stocked fridge in the kitchen and not having to spend money on unhealthy lunches.Have I mentioned I hardly EVER eat lunch? I ate better when I worked in an office and packed a healthy lunch every day.
- Watching a cute dwarf bunny rabbit hop around the garden, chasing the Hadedas away.
- My cat sleeping on the desk next to me or putting her paw on my hand while I’m typing (I take that as a sign that I need to take a 2- minute walk away from my computer).
- Looking out onto a beautiful garden and swimming pool.
- I get to keep company with cats.
- Having a
headachemigraine and the gardener is mowing the lawn. There must be a silent version out there somewhere. Or maybe I should just get a goat. A goat would just silently munch away at the grass, one blade at a time.
- See point 2 above. When I do open the fridge all I see is a top shelf full of Red Squares. The Silver Ones. The very yummy, drink in 5 minutes, ones. Close fridge door. Walk away. It’s only 09h00.
- Ok the rabbit died in August 2014. The Hadedas are back and they’re making up in noise for the 5 years we had the rabbit.
- An ungodly deep throated rumbling meow from my cat. It’s coming from under the desk. She’s caught and is eating a baby lizard (I take that as a sign to dash as far away from my desk as I can)(I can’t handle the sound of her loudly eating it).
- EVERY.single.lawnmower and weed eater in the neighbourhood is on at the same time every Thursday morning. My head. The noise. My sinuses.
- The cat insists on sitting on my laptop, my mouse, in front of my laptop. I get scratched and bitten if I gently nudge her. Now I unceremoniously put her on the floor. Which gets a flick and a twitch of the tail and a dirty backwards glance at me. It’s still better than a bitchy colleague with PMS.