10 features of office work that make people go freelancePictolic
Freelancers who have been working from home for many years, sooner or later begin to miss their office. After all, these are meetings with friends,coffee breaks, accompanied by gossip and jokes, and, of course, festive corporate parties, after which there are a lot of funny photos.
But the former copywriter of SPY Magazine and New York Magazine Laura Belgray decided to remind you that there are disadvantages to such work. You can find ten not the most pleasant aspects of offices below. We are sure that after reading them, nostalgic memories will no longer torment your soul.
Perhaps the most obvious drawback of any office is the presence of a boss behind the wall. Not only does constant monitoring itself cause a certain tension, but the boss can also turn out to be a complete psycho. Such people are usually very demanding, domineering, self-centered and indifferent to the problems of others. It is because of disagreements with the authorities that more and more employees prefer freelancing.
At home, you can sit at the computer in pajamas or sweatpants, but in the office you will have to steam all day in business clothes. For girls, this is a special problem, because it is not as easy as it seems to choose a stylish and comfortable office outfit. Well, which of the ladies will want to look like a "zamukhryshka" in the team? Moreover, 100% of colleagues will discuss it (another minus).
Your workplace at the office, as a rule, is a table, a chair and a stationary computer, at which you are forced to sit for days on end. According to Laura, at home she works both lying on the bed, and sitting in the kitchen while the kettle is heating, and in the office, and on the balcony, and all thanks to the presence of a laptop.
Air conditioning in the office is an irreplaceable thing. But not when one of the colleagues set the temperature to 15+, and you still need to fight for the remote control. The author of the article said that she often had to take warm clothes with her to work, because she was sitting closest to the air conditioner and was constantly freezing.
It should be noted that this is not only unpleasant, but also very dangerous. Earlier, we have already talked about the dangers of air conditioners and answered the question that worries everyone — is it possible to get sick from them.
Laura noticed that in the office, especially in moments of idleness, she always wanted to eat something. And, as if for evil, there were cookies, cakes, sandwiches or sweets left over from a birthday brought by someone at hand.
Of course, there is also a temptation to eat something at home, but thanks to the free schedule, Laura has time to cook not only delicious, but also healthy food.
Holding meetings on every occasion is the" trick " of all bosses. At first, you feel your own importance during such meetings, but soon you realize that this is a waste of time, and meetings about "next steps" in fact turn out to be just a repetition of previous meetings.
Laura admits that she spent a lot of hours in the office, only imitating active activity. It seemed to her that she was spending her time incredibly productively, although in fact, the girl could spend half a day flipping through the Instagram feed or reading the news.
As a freelancer, Laura has the opportunity to do what she wants and when she wants. Now, if she feels the need to rest, she just gets up from the table and goes for a walk, and does not continue to sit and pretend that she is working.
Although they say that early rises are incredibly useful, it is unlikely that anyone really likes to get up early. It is especially difficult to wake up in the morning when you know that you have no other choice. Being late for work means angering the boss, losing the bonus, promotion, and, possibly, the workplace.
The main charm of freelancing is that you can start a working day whenever your heart desires, and, accordingly, there is no need for early rises.
There is a saying "In the family there is not without a freak". So, and in the team not without... him. A person who uses atomic perfume, smacks his lips while drinking yogurt, runs out to smoke every five minutes or constantly talks on the phone. At home, you will have to face only the noise of a neighbor's drill, Belgray argues.
Even if the boss's offer seems crazy to you, you can't refuse it, because ... he is the boss! Moreover, you can't even refuse any task, explaining that you are busy or that you are not in the mood for this right now. All this is possible on a freelance basis, says Laura, so the girl does not plan to return to the office.
And where do you work-at home or at the office? Give your examples of annoying labor factors.