The other day, I published the article Work Benefits and Perks To Negotiate For. One of the benefits/perks I mentioned was telecommuting to your job.
Some don’t care for telecommuting to work, whereas others dream of one day being allowed to have this perk. Telecommuting is where you work from somewhere else other than your employer’s place of business (usually at home).
Below are the several positives of telecommuting:
If you work from home, then you can save a lot of time by not having to get ready for work or commute to work. For some, that could save hours each day. All of that time can really add up over the span of a week, a month, or a year.
Just think about what you could do with all of that extra time.
Less car costs.
Since you won’t have to commute to work at all or as much, you can really save a lot of money when it comes to your car. You might be able to even eliminate your car completely. You can save money when it comes to gas, your actual car purchase, maintenance costs, and more.
A more flexible schedule.
With working at home, you may have the option of having a more flexible schedule as well. You might work during the early morning, the afternoon, or late at night depending on the job you have.
You may be able to take the day off completely and make up for that earlier in the week or the next day. You may be able to take a break from your work and go for a bike ride too.
Doesn’t all of that sound amazing?
Lower clothing spending.
Another positive of telecommuting is the fact that you probably won’t need as much “nice” work clothing. You can skip the boring clothing and make use out of the clothing items you already have.
Since working from home, I have already saved a decent amount of money by being able to make use of what I already have. I have also sold and donated a majority of the business clothing I had since I don’t need most of it anymore.
Less space needed at the office.
This is mainly a positive that your employer can see. If you telecommute, then your employer can use less space since they won’t need room for your desk and/or office.
Would you ever want to telecommute? Why or why not?
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