Friday, April 17, 2009

What A Difference A Week Makes

Friday,early evening, I went for a walk on the trail. These tiny blue flowers have popped up everywhere and I never noticed this bumpy tree, even though I have walked past it many times.

A nice change from my usual Friday's of flopping on the couch exhausted.

Working two days this week at home and what a difference already . If all goes well I will be home four days per week by the beginning of May. Not that I'm feeling fabulous. This morning I a total wreck. How nice to be able to sit at my computer and work. No worries about how I look, or having to deal with the constant distractions in the office. In the afternoon I had a long tea break and thanks to that was able to recharge and get more work done. Can't do that in the office. If I hadn't been home working I'm certain I would have taken another sick day, yet at home I seem to be able to get lots done. Wish management would get it, instead of just caving in because they dread another court battle.

Working at home isn't for everyone. You have to be self directed and motivated.I'm certainly both. Never been the kind to need somebody to crack the whip at me. I think I actually work harder when I'm home.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it's all going to work out. Not really looking forward to the "update" meeting at the end of April, with the new manager and five others. More people who have to be briefed on my situation. I feel like a lab specimen and I'm really getting fed up. Maybe it will be the last one for awhile.

I'm actually looking forward to summer now. I might still take some leave like I did last year, but only for a month, rather than three. I'd like to be able to do the three, only I need to start having some decent pay cheques coming in. This mess has drained all my savings. Money I wanted to use for a new fence and windows. That will have to wait till next year.

That seems to be it I've run out of energy again. I booked Monday as vacation so I have a nice long weekend and the weather is fantastic.


Nat@London Calling said...

Hi Carole
I also find working from home much more productive than being in the office. Back when I was recovering from a relapse last year I built up slowly over months doing more and more days in the office - but at home I find I'm way more focused and with modern technology there isn't much I'm missing!

Taxingwoman said...

So true Nat although employers think the opposite

Diane J Standiford said...

I knew you would love working from home. Good for you. Research has proven that home workers are more productive. Firms are just afraid to lost control/power.

Taxingwoman said...

Yeah Diane, that's because they don't have much to do except be suspicious of their workers ripping them off said...

Hi CArole:
I love working from home and wouldn't have it any other way. Carole, if you could please put a link up for your's is on my blogroll. Thanks so much.

Taxingwoman said...

Hi! Robert I added you to my listing of MS blogs. Not sure about the conquer part. Sounds tiring :)