Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Oatmeal's Take on Working From Home

Completely accurate.

"Working" From Home

While it may not be that ethical to do things other than work while at home, they really aren't paying you that much anyway so the hell with them.

Here are some things you can do while "working" from home:
  • Go to the driving range
  • Play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Play Mario Kart
  • Drink
  • Play frisbee
  • Blog about working from home
  • Stalk on Facebook
  • Get lost on Wikipedia for hours
  • Make a big pot of chili
  • Go shopping
Remember that during all of this do not forget to wiggle your mouse every once in a while so you don't go idle.

The Workstation

Your workstation when you work from home can consist of, pretty much, anywhere you can sit with your laptop.

Here is a list of some places I've worked from whilst working from home:
  • A giant bean bag chair
  • A cluttered desk
  • A hammock
  • A beach chair on the beach
  • Couch
  • The floor

The Commute

Since there is no commute when you work from home, on average, you will save close to $20,000 per year.

The downside is that you miss out on the road rage that occurs every morning. Some will say this is a good thing, but nothing gets me fired up for the start of the day other than an 80 year old woman flipping me off and trying to run me off of the road.

The Work From Home Office Romance

Masturbating does not count as an "Office Romance".

Dress Code

If you have ever worked in an office where there was a strict dress code you would love working from home.

Unless you impose a dress code on yourself you can wear whatever you want. Pending your roommate is ok with it.

For instance, today I am wearing boardshorts and no shirt. Not on principal, I just forgot to put on a shirt and am gonna roll with it.

Working From Home

This blog is dedicated to all the hard working people in America who are fortunate enough to have a job that does not require them to go into the office. Sure the lack of social interaction may be a small downside but there are many upsides to working from home.