Working From Home is Never Worth It
Rosamund Lannin
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My ideal is to work from home most of the time. I love a lot about working at home: the flexibility, the access to a clean kitchen with a bunch of tea and snacks of my choosing available, the computer set up according to my wishes and not the sometimes impractical (from a user perspective) whims of IT, the lack of commute (and since I work more than one job, having to commute for each one would be a huge commitment/ bite out of my free time). That being said, working from home can get lonely and doesn’t introduce me to new people or colleagues who could serve as references, and if I have to work from home for enough days, I can go for days without being outside during daylight hours, which is its own brand of hell.

All of these things being the case, I would like to go to an office once or twice a week (or perhaps more frequently but for shorter intervals if my office were a 10-minute walk from my house as it was when I was a TA) and work from home otherwise.