Wednesday, March 7, 2007

Would You Ever Give It Up?

Telecommuting, that is. Sometimes I wonder if I'm setting myself up for a lifetime of limited advancement possibilities by telecommuting. My kind and indulgent boss assures me that, given time to adjust to our new ways of working, he doesn't necessarily see this as an impediment to advancement. Which is a good thing.

But would you give it up? And if so, for what?

I have a hard time imagining a scenario that would be a significant improvement over my current situation. Again, maybe it's the limited prospects of the music major, but I have a boss who trusts and values me enough to let me move across the country and work in my slippers. And I work in my slippers. I have a schedule that suits my early-rising nature and lets me hang out with my children after school (a perquisite that seems increasingly important as we stare down the barrel of middle school). So why would I change things?

I can't imagine. Maybe a boatload of money? Possibly. Or the chance to go on tour with our band. (Okay, that would just be a leave of absence know what they say...don't quit your day job.)

What would get you out of your slippers and back into a Real Office for real?


Mayberry said...

I can't think of anything right now. The boatload of money sounds appealing, but it would have to be a pretty big boat. Having the schedule and flexibility that I have as a telecommuter (and the ability to live far, far away from the very expensive metropolis where my office is) is very nearly priceless.

Stella Commute said...

I know what you mean -- I'd be hard pressed to find something more valuable to me than the opportunity to live near my wonderful husband's family in the beautiful desert.

It really is a cheesy MasterCard ad: folders for your home office ... $10 ... pens for your home office ... $12.50 ... new monitor for your home office ... $150 ... having a five second commute ... priceless.

Thanks for writing, Mayberry Mom.