Thursday, August 03, 2006

Work from home?!

To be working and employed means that you have to wake up early for 5(6) days a week and go sit somewhere for a minimum of 8 hours. If you dont do that, then sorry but you are not working!

Some friends of mine are free to choose one day every week as 'work from home.' I tried hard to understand what is the concept behind 'work from home?' At the beginning I thought that they wake up at 8 in the morning and work from their computers at home, just like what they do in the office but the only difference is that they are in their shorts, maybe watching a dvd along the way or doing some push-ups...BUT, that wasn't the case. They just sleep, sleep and sleep. They are on hold of course while asleep incase something happen, but nothing happens in this country; we all know that.

A home is a home. You sit at home to relax, to sleep, to eat, to watch movies, to play hide and seek and to watch other people in the next building through the window. No one can or will be able to work from home, never ever. The funny thing is that my friends are not working in a local company, at least I would have imagined; they are working in a huge multinational with more than 50,000 employees worldwide. How on earth would a smart multinational actually believe that their employees will work from the place or from the room that consists of an AC, a computer, a music stereo, a TV, a playstation, movies and above all; a BED? If we could actually work from home, then why didnt our schools give us that option too? Could you imagine the students skipping school to sit at home and study for the day?

I worked in a customer service department before, basically I was answering calls and troubleshooting with the customers over the phone, so if anyone was meant to work from home then no one would fit better than a custromer service agent. I could have easily done all that from bed. Why did I have to wake up every day and driving to the moon to do that? When a friend of mine calls and I am tired, and he asks to do something, I automatically reply, 'listen man, I am very tired... I need to go home, how about later?'

Therefore; just like the heart is the symbol of love and the big fat 'M' represents Mcdonalds; home is the symbol of relaxation and comfort. So either the country allow us all to take a 'work from home' day or we just jump ship and join that multinational. That is the easier option anyway.


Blogger Matt said...

My dad works from home as a graphic designer, and it's anything but relaxing. He works very long hours, I'm talking like 8:00 - 8:00. He's constantly stressed and holed up in his downstairs office. It's better than a cubicle, of course, but it's no easier than an office job for him. That might just be his line of work, though.

Thursday, August 03, 2006 12:39:00 PM  
Blogger Zeek said...

You said it Matt; better than a cubicle.

Sunday, August 06, 2006 5:17:00 PM  
Blogger Sukie said...

I can only work from home if there's something I really have to do and even then I have difficulty doing it to be honest. I don't know how some people freelance for a living.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 5:19:00 PM  

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