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Pros and cons of remote work

Not everything is perfect, nor is it intended to be. It is simply another way of working

Pros and cons of remote work
9 January 2009


  • You can dress comfortably and as you like. I like pajamas with a robe
  • You can save money on transportation
  • If you like to cook, you can enjoy your food without having to reheat it
  • You can watch the news at your leisure
  • You don't get cold or wet on rainy days
  • You can eat and smoke whenever you want
  • You can listen to music or watch TV while you work
  • If you live in a big city, you can avoid the traffic (assuming you are your own boss)
  • Flexible hours. You don't have someone controlling your schedule. If you prefer to work at night (as in my case), you work at night and that's it
  • You can use the operating systems and programs you want
  • Your work does not have to pass the filter of your boss, to see if the client likes it


  • There may come a time when you do not distinguish home life from work life.
  • You can become a big procrastinator
  • Being cooped up all day in your own home
  • You have no social life during working hours since you are not in an office with other colleagues (some may like this, I don't have much of a problem with this point) (solution 1)
  • You can become accustomed to a sedentary lifestyle and spend too much time sitting. Which can lead to obesity or eating disorders (solution 2) (In case you work alone, as a freelancer)
  • You don't have a fixed salary per month, you have to get used to saving in case one month you don't have much work.
  • In the beginning, if you don't have some clients, it can be difficult to earn money (solution 3)

Solutions to the cons:

  1. Call a friend/colleague to go out to lunch together
  2. Join a gym or play sports regularly
  3. Partner up with someone to get more job opportunities

And well, those are the ones I can think of, if anyone can think of any others, feel free to send a comment.

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