Let's talk about WAH

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Registered: 03-26-2003
Let's talk about WAH
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Tue, 01-13-2009 - 4:29pm

If you have or had a job that could be done from home, was it productive?

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Registered: 09-09-2007
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 1:27am
Wanted to step out of lurking to poke in here. I have been a sahm for almost 2yrs. I woh before that and now I wah. I work for myself (my own business) so it might be a little different than these who are telecommuting and other things. I find that I do get up and do other things (housework and playtime with kids) but I do get a lot of work done usually too. Some days are more disruptive than others. We don't have a nanny or maid or anything so I'm doing it all and sometimes certain things don't get done, or it's 2am and I'm finally getting some uninterrupted work done! It works for me though. I love staying at home, whether I'm working or not. I do have to make myself get dressed some days and always feel more productive even if I just lay around with the kids all day. Now that I've done all three, woh, sahm and wah, I think that wah is my favorite. I get to stay home but feel I'm contributing to the family in a monetary way. I know my contribution as the sahm is priceless but it's nice to do something that can have a price! ;-)
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Registered: 03-27-2000
Thu, 01-22-2009 - 10:18am

Wow, that's a long commute! I thought you worked in DC? Or are you over in No.VA? I assume there is a reason you don't drive? Perhaps the drive back in the morning would be pretty congested unless you were going against traffic.

It has always annoyed me that there is no train service from Annapolis to either Baltimore or WDC. I always drove b/c not only were the commuting costs cheaper, but it saved me so much more time. I worked in Georgetown so it would have been a painful multiple transfers b/w bus/metro/walking. Of course, gas was much cheaper then so I don't know if driving would still be cheaper for me if I were doing it now.

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Registered: 01-15-2006
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 9:24am

i just peeked at your website and merchandise.

 

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Registered: 09-09-2007
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 11:25am
With or without the state of today's economy, I just don't believe that things should cost that much! ;-)
Thanks for the nice comments! It took me a while to find out I was crafty! ;-)
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Registered: 04-22-2005
Fri, 01-23-2009 - 1:01pm

I can't get a darn thing done while DS is awake. He flips out if I so much as go into the kitchen to do dishes (the kitchen and bathroom are gated off). So if I need to work on a lecture or something, I have to wait until he's asleep. The problem is that I also need that time to do dishes, laundry, take a shower, etc while he's sleeping, so my time is constantly torn between what I need to do for work and what I need to do around the house.

I'd rather do my work stuff at work and my home stuff at home.

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Registered: 05-27-2004
Tue, 06-23-2009 - 3:45pm

I work from home. I have one telecommute

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Loving, adoring wife to Randy and mom to Sadie (4yo) and Abby (3yo) with (fingers crossed) a homebirth planned this September! Blogging at B

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Registered: 01-22-2006
Wed, 06-24-2009 - 8:40pm

I did work from home a couple of days a week when I worked for an attorney. I didn't like it. I am not that disciplined.


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