Whenever I ask job applicants why they want to work from home, they always tell me that they want to have more time for their family.
That is basically why most people choose to work from home.
(Aside from the fact that there is less hassle, no traffic, and no need to buy lunch, you are not subject to the forces of nature lol.)
When I first took the leap to become a full-time WAHM in 2012, I thought it was the most ideal setup a mother could have. I see my son, who was then an infant, every minute of every day and even though we had a yaya, I was still hands-on when it came to him.
But working from home is not exactly flowers and rainbows.
For example, just the other day, it wasn’t even 8 am and I was already deadbeat. Piles of dishes that needed to be washed greeted me when I took a break to eat breakfast. The house was messy all throughout and the floors badly needed sweeping. My dad, who undergo regular dialysis, needs to be assisted when taking his meds. Yuri is a lot more independent now but of course he still needs my regular assistance and guidance.
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All that while working – talking to my bosses, taking care of staff concerns, setting up interviews with applicants, chasing deadlines.