Working from home has drastically improved my quality of life
Just think about this logically for a second. How much sense does it make to drive across town every time you need to talk to someone? Making a quick phone call is probably a better choice more often than not. So why are we still wasting time, $ and energy driving across town every day to connect to our employer's network when we can just as easily do it from home?
Started working from home 9 months ago and I can't even begin to explain how much happier and healthier I am. For starters, I'm saving $180 per month (and this cost does not factor in oil changes, tires, breaks, transmission wear and tear, not to mention safety hazzards and stress...). I'm now able to sleep nearly 8 hours a night, as opposed to the 5 hours per night I was getting when I commuted. I have double the energy and enthusiasm than I did when I commuted, which has resulted in increased productivitiy at work. I'm also more likely to work later in the evening if needed since I'm no longer exhausted from the commute, and am now working more hours since I have more time to do so. I'm home when the kids get home from school and am able to spend much more time with them than before. The time I would previously spend talking about Game of Thrones at the water cooler is now spent throwing in a load of laundry, stacking the dishwasher, or fixing a doorknob. I can grocery shop during lunch...what does this all result in? Quality family time in the evening instead of telling the kids to go play video games or watch TV so I can catch up on the household chores.
The pros FAR outweight the CONS when it comes to working from home. You win, your employer wins and your family wins. Now if we can just get the rest of these employers to move out of the 20th century :)