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  1. Olivia says

    Loved these points! There some major pro’s but major con’s for me too. Im still working at home and it looks like that wont change for a long time. It can get so lonely, and you’re right about the distraction thing. Everything distracts me😂 its a lesson for us all!

    • Shelly DS says

      Oh, Olivia. I could’ve guessed that this would be relatable to you LOL What are you doing to make it easier to work? I need all the advice you can give 😀

  2. nirajshah2003 says

    I am working from home 3 days a week and am in the office 2 days a week. I like having a mixture of both working in the office and working from home, I don’t think I would enjoy doing 5 days a week working from home or 5 days a week in the office. There are certainly both pros and cons!

  3. Hilary Tan says

    Do you plan on having more kids? Are you currently expecting?

    I have a hard time focusing at home and need routine. That’s why I fare better with a job where I am forced to get out of the house. Otherwise I live in sweats 24/7. During the pandemic, I gained the COVID-15 😕

    • Shelly DS says

      Yep I def want two more, but not right now. When I do it I’d like to be more available for my little one though.
      I completely understand needing structure. I think the lack of structure played with my anxiety and messed with my sleeping patterns 🙈 but I still prefer being at home.
      Covid15?! Lol I think we gained weight!

      • Hilary Tan says

        COVID15 like freshman15 😂 I want more kids as well….we are finally ready for another. I had to wait 3.5 years due to school and other things. I totally understand the need to have time to be with your baby. Tbh I resented school because I felt like motherhood was being taken from me. I’m finally in my final semester…. it’s the last stretch!

        After having a year off and then the pandemic, I really do think that being at home all day, every day wrecks havoc on our mental health. Balance is key! 🙂

      • Shelly DS says

        Congrats on making it this far and still staying sane! If you want a kiddo, definitely go for it, they are such a joy when they aren’t being monsters lol.

  4. beth says

    you’ve raised many good points here, definitely two sides to this coin. as a teacher of young children, we have just gone back and i love it, i hope that we can sustain it.

    • Shelly DS says

      Ah, as long as you’re happy, that’s all that matters 😊 forget about what next month or year will be like – no one could’ve guessed we were about to have a pandemic right?

  5. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    I have been half-time work-from-home for almost 10 years. I love the flexibility but it takes discipline and I can see how it’s not for everyone. When we first switched to full-time work-from-home in March, I thought I could do it permanently. Now I am not sure. I miss seeing people. We don’t have a date to return to the office but it won’t be before 2021.

    • Shelly DS says

      You seem very disciplined, Michelle. If anyone can do it, you can 😅 I do envy the fact that you can stay home till 2021… my boss has started hinting that the office is open and in need of human occupation.

      • Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

        Yes, I think some companies are very anxious to get people back in the office, and others seem to be making work-from-home more permanent.

        The company I work for has embraced remote work for many years so it was a pretty easy transition for us. I think that’s why they’re not in a big hurry to get us all back in the office.

        My husband, on the other hand, has continued to go into the office through the whole pandemic. Other than a couple of people, he pretty much had the office to himself. His company is now requiring everyone to return.

        It will be interesting to see what happens going forward. Now that the genie is out of the bottle… LOL

  6. richard sheridan says

    Working from home is not the future of work.

    We love people.

    We believe in collaboration, teamwork and culture.

    Technology is a benefit for humans to love and be with humans.

    We love, dream, build and love working together.

    Apart is not the future.

    Together we thrive.


  7. PoojaG says

    I definitely agree with the distractions- when I first started doing online classes I got really distracted. I agree with the access to healthy food too- I’ve been eating out a lot less and snacking less too.

  8. Eromonsele Emmanuel says

    Lol your starting, I hope 2021 is the year the world continues. 😅

    I think while working there’re times people get in a mood I’ll like to call the god zone. In this state, they’re greatly infatuated with the work in hand and may even forget the time or lunch breaks because of this.

    You know the advantage of working in the office? Thing is, when you enter the god zone, you’ll automatically switch back at closing and even if you had intentions to continue, a simple discussion on your way home can make you push it to the next day.

    The major disadvantage of working at home is when you get in the god zone, you won’t switch back, at least not in time. You’ll keep working, changing positions (parlour to bedroom) and even play loud music and this makes you enjoy working more.

    On the long run, you peek at the time, it’s seven p.m. and you haven’t eaten. Darn! 😤

  9. Daria says

    So true! Just one con I could think about is that it is harder to get motivated at the time, especially if our progress isn’t controlled too often 😉

  10. Kally says

    I think this is a really awesome list of pros and cons especially many companies are thinking on letting more employees to work from home. Well, at least partially. May I reblog this and link it back to your website, Shelly?


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