When opportunity knocks
Friday, October 12, 2012
I am a freelancer for the last few months. I was told that there is a problem with space and I would be asked to work from home most of the week. My reaction as a freelancer is out of sight out of mind next they will cut my hours. However, the first thing the CEO said was we aren't changing your hours you can still work 4 days a week you will just have to hot-desk when you come in. I like the guys in my cubicle but big deal so I will hot-desk.
This move releases 2 hours travel time a day! Time really is money. Also I can listen to interesting pod casts at home while I work. I can also do other things. I negotiated a 4 day week on this project as I have always worked 11 hour days and I didn't want to anymore. Losing my job last year was good for me in that respect. It put everything in perspective.
Working from home is convenient as both my boys are out of the house till at least 5pm. I'm actually excited and will have to see how to plan my meals as now I am used to taking a salad or veg for a salad to work everyday and coming home and making supper.
I was warned that they might want me back in the office for more days but that if we start this way we can see how it is working.
I also want to learn Spanish. Anyone know of good sites for learning languages?