Up until 2 days ago, I had not stepped foot in a normal office for almost 5 years, but his week I started working at my company’s office (not too far from where I live). This was something that I had been thinking about for a while, but hesitated, mostly because I’ve gotten used to the flexibility. So far, it’s been great though. Other than the excellent location (and view)…
…the best part is that I actually get to interact with real people. Not just emails. I’m also loving the distraction free environment. Not that working from home didn’t have its benefits, but a lot of those benefits (flexible hours, being at home, etc) turned out to be a drag on me.
I’m not saying that working from home / telecommuting is bad at all. It might be the perfect setup for someone else, but it’s just not right for right now.
Don’t feel bad for my lonely old desk yet though :). I’ll still be working from home on personal projects like myIPneighbors.com, SEOlogs.com, dnScoop.com, blogging, etc… But, until I have my own company, and my own office, I’ll be doing the 9 to 5 … or 8 to 4… or 7 to 3 – ( luckily, my job is still extremely flexible)