Well, I’m back in the office after working at home for almost 1.5 years. Here are some of my observations about the experience:
I expected to be happy about seeing co-workers again, and I am. Interacting with only my husband all that time was getting old, and I welcome the socialization here.
I like being able to quickly check with my bosses about any questions I have on projects, rather than emailing them and waiting, waiting, waiting for an answer.
I did expect to be annoyed by returning to the commute, and I am. My commute is about 40 minutes long. It’s a little easier than it was, due to more people continuing to work at home and staying off the freeways, at least for the moment.
Here’s what surprised me. I had forgotten about the feeling of rush, rush, rush all morning long. I had gotten into the habit of a nice leisurely breakfast, workout routine, and shower. Now I have to press down on the accelerator constantly from the time I wake up until the time I sit my butt down in my office chair. Do not like.
And it was easy to keep up with the housework when working at home. Whenever I had a spare ten minutes, I’d empty and refill a dishwasher, or start a load of laundry and fold the previous load, or sweep and mop the kitchen floor. Now the housework is going to pile up for the weekends again.
How about you?