Actually, more like why wouldn’t you work from home! Home working (also known as remote-working or WFH) is a great way to stay in control of your time, especially if you have responsibilities such as pets, children or dependent relatives or simply find that you’re much more productive without an office full of noise and people. It can take a bit of getting used to, and understandably people who were thrust into working from home, while also needing to home-school during Covid lockdowns, ended up getting frustrated at the constant demands on their time, in a situation that they weren’t prepared for. But I’m guessing that, since you’re here, you are one of the many people who have realised that with a little bit of planning and discipline, it can actually work out really well.
WFH roles are wide-reaching – from positions that are perfect for doing from the kitchen table with a baby on your lap and a dog barking in the background to those that require a dedicated space and no distractions. Just like there are different types of people out there, there are different types of home-working opportunities.
Some jobs expect a 9-5 work day with a set time for breaks, just as if you were in the office, and others are far more flexible about how and when you complete your work, just as long as you do! Some positions are 100% WFH, where others will require the occasional jaunt into the office. Some employers are very upfront about their expectations, however you may need to clarify some points to ensure both your and their expectations align.