Working From Home: 5 Reasons It’s Not For Everyone

It may seem like a good idea but can be the total opposite

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With the recent announcement from Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer telecommuting has been at the forefront of a lot of conversations recently. Whether you are in agreement with her opinions or views, the fact is that it is not for everyone. While there are pros and cons to working from home it is based on each individuals mettle. Brazen Careerist created a checklist to determine whether or not it is right for you.

Motivated?
Are you able to get your work done without being watched? If someone says she needs something by Friday, can you get it done without anyone checking up to see how it’s going? Can you work even though the people around you (your family) may be there and doing something fun?

Organized?
Can you keep track of several different projects at the same time? Can you easily keep the files and papers from your business life separate from your personal files? This includes both digital and paper files.

Okay with being alone?
Let’s face it, when you work from home, you’re alone. There are no coworkers to chat with about what you saw on TV last night or the latest celebrity gossip. Yes, there’s social media so you can communicate instantly with other people, but there isn’t that personal touch. You can schedule lunches and coffees, but it’s not something that will happen every day. Several times a week, I may not talk to anyone for six hours or more.

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