The special challenges of working from home

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Registered: 09-30-2011
The special challenges of working from home
Fri, 08-02-2013 - 5:01pm

I posted this as my Facebook status recently:

The reality of working at home: my husband just came by swinging socks at me while making ninja sounds. He's worse than the kids sometimes, LOL! Please, Congress, find a solution to the sequester soon so he'll be back to working all 5 days of the week! Laughing

I actually didn't mind it too much but I will admit that after awhile, all of the "little" interruptions start to add up and drive me a bit bonkers. Oh, how I long for an office of my own, with a door I could close!

What challenges do you guys face, working from home?


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Registered: 04-22-2003
Fri, 08-02-2013 - 6:11pm

Hahaha, you poor thing!

I think a big challenge is friends and family not respecting work time like they would if you were in an office. It's still a very "real" job, people. Can't tell you how many times visitors we've had who actually pouted when I'd excuse myself to work for a while after entertaining them. Hello?! Grow up. You don't see me trying to keep food off your table!

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