I’ve been working from home almost full time since September and 100% since the beginning of the year. It is pretty good, I will admit I do like it.
I get up around 6, take the dogs for a walk, have a shower and then a 20′ walk I am in my office. I don’t get any interruptions during the day, no one coming to my door asking me to help them with something. I am going to go to the office every 6 weeks or so just so my co-workers in the Calgary offic don’t forget who I am.
It is nice not having to commute and not having to either pay for transit or pay for parking. Transit is around $100 per month and parking is more like $250. Nice having that money in my pocket. Work also covers most of the cost of my internet so that adds up as well.
All in all, there aren’t too many downsides to working from home. I do miss some of the interactions wih people in the office. I also miss some of the nice things that we get in the office – occasional lunches, snacks, free coffee… I am sure I will survive paying for and making my own coffee though.