So yeah I couldn’t sleep last night. Got this insomnia crap going on for the last couple of days and it’s making my work days a living hell. But on the up side, since I was feeling really bad this morning I am working from home now. And much to my surprise, it is very much possible. The access to the company’s Application Server is quite good and while it is not as fast as when I am at the office, it is very much usable. So now I have a Mac desktop and a Windows 2008 one … best of both worlds and I have the same information in my Outlook 2011 client as I do in Outlook 2010 on the server.
All technical crap aside, I find myself just as productive at how as I am at the office. Only there is no one making noise. The annoying constant whine of the servers is gone … don’t even get me started on why I have to listen to the servers all day and why the door to the server room is open all the time … oh and in the last hour I have managed to get quite a few things done while still in a t-shirt and boxers.
Ok so I am not advocating working from home, I am the biggest procrastinator after all, but I think there is a merit to letting people work from home once a week or whenever they just don’t feel like going to the office for whatever reason. I can definitely see the appeal of being a part-time mobile worker when your job is market analysis. Well wouldn’t want to be out of the office if I had to call 5 people abroad and have a couple of hours of international calls but for when you are finishing a report or just need some peace and quiet I think it works quite well.
… we’ll see how it all goes by the end of the day. I do have a lot of work today and the last couple of days at the office have proved to be very unproductive.
A word of caution though, there is a huge temptation to kind of reward yourself for managing to not go to work although there is nothing worth rewarding there. But there is the urge to just drop everything and go out or not do much and watch TV. Catch up on the things that you could never do on a regular work day. Well just DON’T. Plus day tv is crap and going out alone or shopping with house wives is not exactly what you want as the highlight of your day. You are still working after all even if you office is temporarily different and the dress code is anything you want it to be!