Many people dream of working at home, not wasting time on the road. Now the list of professions that do not require constant presence at the workplace is becoming wider: from manicurists, tailors, hairdressers to accountants, designers, translators. But does it seem so attractive when it becomes reality. Let's take a look at all the pros and cons of working from home.
- Flexible working hours are probably the most important plus. You don't have to get up at six in the morning, in the middle of the day you can run off to a sale at your favorite store and work when the kids fall asleep and no one bothers you.
- Saves time and money. Working from home is a significant savings in time that you would otherwise spend traveling or chatting with colleagues, as well as money on transportation, meals, and clothing.
- A healthy stomach. You do not have to eat in the dining room with dishes of dubious quality or sandwiches brought from home. You can always pamper yourself with a fresh salad and a hot dish, which is very important for those who care about their health.
- Lack of a strict dress code. In theory, you can afford to spend the whole day in a terry robe and cozy slippers. Although this plus can be a trap, as this form of clothing sometimes gets in the way of creating a working mood.
- Negative result. It may turn out that you do not have time to do anything on time. For example, today they want to have a haircut or a manicure, and you manage to serve only three clients. The rest, most likely, will be offended and will not turn to you again. We didn’t have time to sew the dress on time, the client didn’t like the makeup, the website you made was buggy, and so on. And if you worked for the boss, he would deal with all the troubles.
- Lack of communication. Your social life becomes less fun. If you work from home, then you miss a lot of news from the life of your company, you are less likely to get a promotion or become the head of an interesting new project.
- Conflicts with relatives. You can spend more time with your family, and this is a definite plus. But it can be very difficult to explain to your family that you are working and not doing nonsense, and if someone wants tea or a sandwich, he must make it himself, and not buzz in your ear. You will have to establish these rules from the very beginning, but it will be very difficult to accustom your family to this.
- Lack of movement. Working from home, especially sedentary work, can result in health problems due to the fact that you do not move much. Therefore, it is imperative to gather the will into a fist and go in for sports.
- Lack of social guarantees. Firstly, no bank will give you a loan if you need one without a labor record and a certificate of income. Secondly, you yourself are responsible for taxes and payments to the pension fund. If you do not want troubles with the tax office and are thinking about your future, then most likely you will have to register as a private entrepreneur, and this entails additional hassle and costs.