Currently I’m working as a remote employee, until we get our real estate sorted out and move up to New England. It’s a very new experience for me, since I’ve always worked in an office ever since I graduated from college/university in 1991. Working as a remote employee, though, has its benefits:
- I can basically start work right after a shower, dressing, and some coffee.
- Lunch feels free, even if it really isn’t. At least it’s cheaper, and there are usually real plates and silverware. And sometimes cookies.
- It was very rare that people ever came into my space at the office and hugged me unexpectedly. And it was probably better that way.
- Two words: LAVA LAMP.
On the other hand, there are drawbacks, too:
- When the walls rumble and shake, it’s no longer artillery, it’s a four-year-old.
- Now I sit next to the laundry machines. In the basement. If they move me again, I’m going to burn down the building.
- John McCain, this is the THIRD TIME you’ve called me today. Stop, already.