Simon Huggins's blog

Sat, 05 Apr 2008

New job.

About 4 weeks ago I started working for ScanSafe. I keep forgetting who I've actually told so there you go :)

They do web scanning and I work in Holborn now, commuting in from Reading. Working in an office is good actually; the people are all really friendly though there are obviously some characters. I'm working on the operational team doing project work for them.

Ultimately the commute might kill me so I might move closer to Reading station or closer to London. I don't really know yet and I'm not sure either is an obvious win given I'd have to move out of here.

Anyway, that's my news, what's yours?

Thu, 13 Apr 2006

Working from home

"Oh but you can take holiday whenever you like ..."
"Oh but you can get up whenever you like when you work from home..."

And how popular would I be with my colleagues if I did that then, eh? No, I'm afraid people who work from home can certainly work as hard or even harder than people who go into an office. Personally there are days when I find it easy to just walk away and days when I don't. I own the business as well which undoubtedly makes it a little bit different but there does seem to be this culture of using "working from home" as a euphemism for sitting around all day looking at porn which just isn't true.

It's not all bad; I can stay in for deliveries or pop a load of washing on whilst I make a pot of tea and I can have decent coffee and tea throughout the day. I miss all the commuting so I don't have those costs or hassles though equally some days (weeks?) I never leave the house now.

So what are your preconceptions about working from home? Or if you work from home, what are the misconceptions you've heard?