Working from home

Discussion in 'SMB' started by LondonMackem, May 15, 2019.

  1. BlackCat88

    BlackCat88 Midfield

    I've been doing it 18 months now and really enjoy it. I do miss the day to day laugh in the office with my team, not quite the same over a Teams chat.

    We all meet up in the main office down south once a month and go out for food and beers so that helps.

    I find I'm more productive at home, without distractions from other people wanting your help or to do other things.

    My office is over the other side of the house, so separated from the kitchen, living room etc so at the end of the day I feel like I'm away from work. I'm strict with myself in sticking to the hours I should work as well and not doing additional work because it's easy access.
     
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  2. Redandwhitedust

    Redandwhitedust Goalkeeper

    Working away is better....

    Nice hotel, new restaurants and pubs to explore, a reasonable expense account and the wife doesnt expect anything more than a phone call.

    Been on 4 on 4 off since January and I wouldnt change it for the world!
     
  3. Bishop Mackem

    Bishop Mackem Striker

    You are anyway tbf
     
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  4. FootballFan

    FootballFan Striker

    Good stuff, thats important.

    When I started I found I was often doing extra hours because I was so efficient without distractions, but you have to cut it off at some point and say enough is enough, good discipline needed.
     
  5. Bishop Mackem

    Bishop Mackem Striker

    Virginity is strong in this thread

    Nerds
     
  6. FootballFan

    FootballFan Striker

    Dont make me bring up your profile pic again......
     
  7. daveydavey

    daveydavey Striker

    Your point in bold. How do you performance / discipline that when they're working from home? It's a minefield doing it as it is. Of course you need to get rid of that person, but you can't sack someone easily because of their mindset without "managing them out of the business".

    You don't seem to be acknowledging that there is any problem at all with moving to this way of working across the board, is that your view?
     
  8. Hodgie1979

    Hodgie1979 Central Defender

    Working from home is not "work" ffs,simple as that ...
     
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  9. Bishop Mackem

    Bishop Mackem Striker

    Remind me
     
  10. daveydavey

    daveydavey Striker

    Do you see a benefit in junior employees being in the company of experienced employees, and learning through observation of their work how to improve? Surely that's a point you can agree is in the positives for working in an office / team environment?

    Now I disagree that's how it would be for me - but it's a case in point that @FootballFan needs to address. In his world I should sack you (if hypothetically you worked in my business). Is that right, FF?
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2019
  11. FootballFan

    FootballFan Striker

    I would say that if you have that view of the employee he should not be working for home or even in the company. Maybe I am harsh, some juniors can work well in an office, but working for home is for responsible proven employees who have shown they can deliver.
     
  12. Hodgie1979

    Hodgie1979 Central Defender

    Your graft and my graft are different believe me ...i can tell.
     
  13. FootballFan

    FootballFan Striker

    You know your sins
     
  14. daveydavey

    daveydavey Striker

    I don't know what you mean & would bet decent money that without secretly knowing me you have no idea what I do, or the amount of effort or time I put into it. I think it's difficult to say you can tell but by all means make that assumption.
     
  15. FootballFan

    FootballFan Striker

    Absolutely, working from home is not for juniors.
     
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  16. Hodgie1979

    Hodgie1979 Central Defender

    Right ok neet.
     
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  17. smoker

    smoker Striker

    Not a fan. I'm a manager and prefer face to face contact to pissing about with Skype and email.
     
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  18. daveydavey

    daveydavey Striker

    I realise I worded that a bit like an arsehole I didn't mean too, I'm just saying I can't understand how you can tell what work I do. night.
     
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  19. SAFC_Jack

    SAFC_Jack Striker

    I have the laptop with me - usually I’m on top of everything and there’s not much pressing.
     
  20. FootballFan

    FootballFan Striker

    Thats very poor.
     

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