Saturday, May 7, 2011

Why a Job Working From Home is Better than a Job Working Outside the Home?

In the today's economy a large number people have found that employment working from home provides some distinct advantages over an employment outside the home. These advantages can make the difference in the reduced earning power that is the reality of home-based employment, more acceptable.

 At the top of the list of advantages for most home-based workers is the flexibility that working from home provides. Working from home you are not locked to same strict schedule that office-based workers are. If you have a doctor's appointment or you need to have a conference with your child's teacher you don't need to take the day off to keep it. Working from home allows you the flexibility to merge your personal appointments with your work schedule, without losing time from work. Along with scheduling flexibility working from home also saves time on commuting. According to the Department of Labor the average daily commute for workers is 70 minutes. Working from home you eliminate this commute, giving you more time to spend on other activities. In addition by not commuting you will same money on gas, parking, and insurance expenses.
The biggest direct financial savings benefit from working at home is the elimination the transportation cost. Working from home you will also save money on lunch expenses. Many people working outside the home don't back lunches and end up spending $7 - $10 per day eating out. In addition if you are leaving the office for lunch you are more likely to money on miscellaneous items that add up quickly. By working at home you will keep more money in your pocket and eat healthier as well. Working from home you are less likely to get sick, since you are not sharing germs with hundreds of other people in the office and commuting to work. This in turn will also provide saving on medical costs, since you will have fewer doctor visits and spend less money on over-the-counter medications.

 Another advantage of working from home is the fact that some of the expenses incurred by both the employee and employer are tax deductible. Working from home you will be allowed to deduct internet, phone, office supply cost; as well as the square footage that you use for your home office. If you are telecommuting many employers will actually provide the technology hardware to match that being used by the company's office-based employees. Besides the financial reasons for working from home there are the quality of life issues. You will find that working from home generates less stress and anxiety since the competition, gossip, and backstabbing of the office environment does not exist when you work at home. You will also find that your productivity increases since you are not socializing co-workers or clients. It is easier to stay focused and motivated on the task at hand.

The biggest advantage of working from home is the ability to develop a closer relationship with your family. Since you will be home more you have the ability to spend more quality time with your family. Being a home-based worker gives you more quality time with family, something you cannot put a price tag on.
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