Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Yes, I Work From Home...No, I Do Not Have To

I recently saw a blog post talking about how writing had changed due to Google's changes and this was affecting the people that work at home; some that have no choice. I have a choice, folks. I worked in the real world all of my life till about 5 years ago I think. Now, I wouldn't have it any other way.

Can I go out and get a job? Sure! However, I've made more money at home than I ever did working for someone else. Granted, the economy sucks now. Don't even get me started. Rich has heard how I wish it was 2008 about as many times as he can take. However, I love being able to get up when I want (most of the time) and wear what I want. I take a break when I want, meaning that if I want to watch a Lifetime movie, I can.

I still work hard at home. I just don't have to answer to anyone but myself and my income. Believe me, that's hard enough. When you don't have a secure income coming in it can be scary but as long as I can do it from home I will; I just don't have to.

So no, I'm not disabled, too stupid to get a job somewhere else or too lazy. I work more hours from home than I did at a real job, not that this isn't a real job. I love being with my dogs and being able to do housework when I want. Honestly, as long as I can make a living from home that's what I plan to do. :)


Halsey said...

So true, Kim! I have the ability to go out and get a job if I so wished to spend $30 a day on gas since I live in the country. However, my fiancee does that and I do not wish to follow. I love being able to stay in my PJs all day, go take a bath if I want, or like you said go pop on a Lifetime movie.

A huge part for me is that I also don't have to ask for vacation days, which I love! There's nothing I hated more than getting excited to go on a trip, only to have my boss tell me I couldn't. Well, here's to you ex-bosses! I can do my own thing now, I love what I'm doing, and I'm making a lot more doing it!

Janis said...

A great post, Kim! I agree with everything! I work longer hours, but it's so worth it. I don't mind working longer hours when I'm in the comfort of my own home. Though I will say that I wish I was making more money, but it just makes me continue to work harder and learn new things and set goals for myself so I will continue to make more and more money.

Karsun said...

I knew you all would understand. The blog post I read wasn't trying to be hateful but I felt that I had to say something. I had wondered if people thought I "had" to work from home, you know?

Bianca Raven said...

I really should send Google a thank-you letter for their changes in late February/early March. Business actually picked up for me after the changes were announced, so I'm busier than ever before. Yes, I could go out and get a "real" job - but I make far more sitting at home with the freedom to spend time with my daughter that I otherwise wouldn't have.

I know my friend, Lee, also saw almost double her normal workload as a direct result of the changes.

So it's not all bad ;)


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