As such, most of my work is on a computer. Most of my coworkers are not co-located with me. In fact, some of my coworkers and customers are located all around the world, in many time zones. India, China, Germany...
This provides me the "luxury" of occasionally working from home.
...When my kids don't have school.
...When my one of my kids is sick.
...When I'm sick.
I just plug in, set up my headset, and call-in. Most people don't even know I'm home. Unless they hear my son ask for something, or hear Transformers playing on the TV!
Since my coworkers around the world can also do this, and time zones lead to some interesting meeting times, I've also had a few early morning or late evening phone calls from home (no reason to stay at the office!).
Ah, the joys of an international workplace.
Plus, IT work occasionally requires off-hours (weekend) work. After all, nobody wants their system down during business hours. So, we get to do all of our maintenance when everyone else is gone. Fun times.
Oh, the joys of working in IT.
And, my favorite of all, our friends and relatives know that both my husband and I work in IT. So, we can fix their computer, right? Ah, yes -- unpaid tech support. (Hi Mom!) I'm going to buy my husband this shirt.
|Do not click this unless you have fixed a friend or relative's computer.|
So, does this all mean I take my work home with me?
Anyone else have suggestions for disconnecting from work?