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Old 05-14-2019, 01:59 PM
 
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How many hours are you actually in your "office", doors shut, working, do not disturb VS taking advantage of working at home and watching TV, running errands, playing with kids, etc etc?
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Old 05-14-2019, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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When I worked at home I seemed to never shut if off except to eat lunch and dinner and sleep. I was always checking my email and responding. I worked more hours when I worked from home. I don't have an exact number.
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Old 05-14-2019, 08:17 PM
 
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How many hours are you actually in your "office", doors shut, working, do not disturb VS taking advantage of working at home and watching TV, running errands, playing with kids, etc etc?

Typically the jobs you can do from home require you to deliver measurable results .If you want to spend time doing other things you can, but you will need to make time for these tasks you are expected to complete.


When the workload is light, instead of sitting at the office crawling the internet, sure you can relax at home. So it's not really a question of hours worked, more a question of completing assigned tasks on time.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas TX
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Typically the jobs you can do from home require you to deliver measurable results .If you want to spend time doing other things you can, but you will need to make time for these tasks you are expected to complete.


When the workload is light, instead of sitting at the office crawling the internet, sure you can relax at home. So it's not really a question of hours worked, more a question of completing assigned tasks on time.
Yup.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:20 AM
 
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I work from home a few days/week. I don't work any more or less just because I'm at home.
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Old 05-15-2019, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I run my own business from home. I put in probably 25-30 hours per week. I bill by the project and not by the hour, though, so my clients don't know or care. They're interested in results, not how many hours I have my butt in my office chair.
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Old 05-15-2019, 09:08 AM
 
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I do the same hours of work at home as I would at the office. If something needs to be done, it will get done regardless of where I am. I'll definitely say that I work "smarter" at home as there's more incentives to get a task done faster than at the office, because I can then be able to do a load of laundry or turn on the tv, pick up the kids from the bus stop, etc.. Whereas at the office, I have less options with my unused time so I would feel less incline to push myself beyond 100%.

But yeah... with what I do day-to-day, I can finish my work while sitting on the toilet if I want to (not that I would but just trying to make a point.)
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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But yeah... with what I do day-to-day, I can finish my work while sitting on the toilet if I want to (not that I would but just trying to make a point.)
You can do that at work too, if you have a nicer restroom and a laptop. If part of your job function involves reading or answering emails, there's no reason at all to have a bowel movement which you aren't getting paid for. Working from home or not.
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Old 05-15-2019, 10:11 AM
 
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I'm a freelance writer and am not employed by anyone who checks up on me or requires specific hours. I usually do 5-6 hours of billable hours per day, meaning I am directly paid for those since I'm working on a client's project. I also work about 2-3 more hours per day on things like managing email, marketing, website updates/building, product creation, and writing fiction, which I hope to do full-time one day.

I have an elderly mother and two adult sons at home, one disabled and one I'm mentoring in small business development right now, so I'm pretty darn busy.
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Old 05-15-2019, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Once in a while i'll work from home. I find that I can get my CAD work done easier at home vs in the office where others are always coming up to me asking for my opinion on something, or to look at something with them.


I may only work 6 hours, vs 8 hours in the office...but I find those 6 hours are better focused on my given metrics, vs when i'm in the office. There, I might only spend 4 hours working on my project, and 4 hours dealing with other fires that could be put out by others instead of myself.
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