Friday, July 11, 2008

I've Wondered, Too

This is an interesting blog post from US News & World Report asking whether serious personal problems (divorce, substance abuse problems for yourself or someone who lives in your house, or something else cruddy) are more difficult to deal with when you work at home.

I can see where having a job in a Real Office to go to would offer much-needed respite from a crappy situation at home -- you get out and see people who aren't embroiled in whatever is happening there, you have a reason to get your act somewhat together five days a week. For the shut-in, it can be just you and your slippers (and whatever problems you're having) day after day.

Luckily, old Stella is sadly one of the most happily married people she knows, and my biggest home-based problem is the fact that the weiner dog keeps peeing on the living room rug, causing me to crawl around on my hands and knees every night with a black light to find the stains, then spraying Nature's Miracle in a vain attempt to make her stop.

Going to the Real Office wouldn't really solve that problem, now would it? In fact, it might make it worse.

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