I work from home most days. It’s not something Jacobs; the conservative firm I work for; supports or even allows most of the time, but I have quite possibly one of the best supervisors ever, who let’s me kind of work when and wherever I want.
I went into the office for the first time in 3 weeks yesterday, mainly because my old outdated IBM laptop was finally being upgraded to a heavy, bug filled, yet faster Dell Laptop (I could write an entire post ranting about this new laptop, but I’ll refrain), and because I was having a set of about 60 large scale (24″x36″) drawings shipped to the office which I didn’t think I’d have space to work from at home.
I survived Monday, mainly because the “bagel break” and new laptop set-up wasted most of my day. Then Tuesday rolled around and I walked 15 minutes up-hill to get to the bus tunnel, then rode the bus for 45 minutes to get to the office. By 2pm, I was itching to go home and already thinking, there was no way I could sit in the office for another day.
Maybe it’s my self diagnosed Adult-ADD (which most agree I have) or maybe it’s the loud talkers who sit near me, but no matter what I couldn’t stand to sit in a station position at a desk in a window-less office for another day. I thought to myself there was no way I could carry two big laptops and a giant stack of 60 drawings, along with my lunch bag and my purse on the bus, so I reluctantly left my things at the office and headed home.
At 7pm, I decided the 24 mile roundtrip drive to the office at 10pm was totally worth it to avoid having to work in the office for a 3rd day in a row. I tried, I really did, but I just can’t sit still that long, it almost forces me to procrastinate. I swear I get more done at home than I ever do at the office.
Oh well…I guess I’ll just keep working at home. I tried to do the right thing. I just hope I stay on this project forever so I can work from home. Lord help me the day I actually and forced to go back to a normal desk job. That’s the day it’ll be time to find a new profession.