Working From Home is Never Worth It
Rosamund Lannin
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I’m staunchly pro-working-from-home, but this article hits a great point: if your office is nowhere, your office is everywhere. I work from home, and in 2017 I have not taken one vacation day. I can also count on my hands the number of times I’ve stepped away from the computer and fully unplugged during the workday for a full hour (like, for lunch).

Like the author of this article, I start answering emails at 7am (or earlier) and sometimes answer my last email at 10pm (or later).

However, eliminating the stress of a commute is priceless. No more PTSD from the subway trains or freeways. Also, no more deciding what to wear in the morning — no more fretting over whether my outfit is too frumpy, too “afternoon tea”, too “slutty” for me to be taken seriously. I am no longer the object of a male gaze that wishes I was wearing a pencil skirt and high heels on a day when I would rather be wearing slacks and flats. That’s why I work from home.

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