Times have changed, and technology has changed to give people the opportunity to work at home. People are fed up with the weekly routine of pressing that alarm clock at 7am, 6am or even earlier, dragging themselves out of bed. Trying to find a place to sit in the already over crowed public transport and wary not to be late having to explain to their boss why they were late. Here are some of the benefits of working at home.
1. Cut Out The commute Time.
According to a recent survey the average person in the U.S. spends 51 minutes a day commuting to work. That’s 221 hours a year, or 9.2 days. According to the US Census Bureau, the average commute time varies from state to state. The longest commute time are in the largest cities. New York City residents take an average of 38.4 minutes to get to work each day. Unless you are lucky enough to live in Lancaster County, Nebrasa your one way commute is only 15 minutes. This ads up to a lot of time over the space of a year. Working at home cuts out this major headache of that dreary commute to work everyday.
2. Spend More Time With Your Family.
With the ever increased pressure in today’s work place. Parents are spending more time at work at less time with their family. This puts pressure on you, the employee and more pressure on the family unit. It is increasingly difficult to get the Work-Life balance correct. Working at home gives you the opportunity to get that balance correct so as it does not interfere with your family life.
3. Be The Boss.
How many times have you complained about your boss behind their back. This is a common occurrence with many people in full time employment. At times you can clash with your boss, and no matter what you do, your boss is never pleased. No more having to meet up to other people’s expectations and deadlines. You set the targets you want to achieve.
4. Get Rewarded For The Work You Do.
When you work at home you determine the financial reward you receive in relation to the effort you put in. As an employee you make money for your employer. When you work for some else the money you make goes into someone else’s pocket. You can change this when working at home.
5. Hours Are Flexible.
The traditional 9-5 daily routine restricts what you would really like to do. Many employers stand quite firm over working hours and often if working hours are breached, can often end in disciplinary action. Working at home lifts this constraint and gives you the option of living the life you want to live, the way you want to live it.
6. Tax Benefits.
Working at home turns your normal family home into an office. This means that you can deduct normal house expenses. You can also deduct travel and local transportation expenses. Other deductions include software, books, subscriptions, telephone services, insurance and retirement plans. You can even deduct against the depreciation of your home.
7. Less Stress.
25% of employees view their jobs as the number one stressor in their lives and 75% of employees believe the worker has more on-the-job stress than a generation ago. Working at home reduces the amount of stress that is normally associated with working for someone else. Stress can make you feel physically sick, that is why so many working days are lost to stress in today’s environment.