Friday, December 14, 2012

I like when I can work from home

I really love the days when I can work from home.  I am a total homebody, and I think that sometimes I'm actually much more productive working from home.  Of course, today I'm blogging, but I technically am taking today off as a vacation day, so the fact that I already spent an hour on work-related tasks means that I'm ahead of the curve. 

I'm one of two data analyst administrators of the SAP BPC system for my employer.  It's not particularly exciting, but it's a good job that I can often perform remotely.  In fact, my team-mate works 100% from home as he lives several hours away from the job site.  I, therefore, get stuck as the on-site person, which is kind of a bummer as I would love, I mean LOVE, to telecommute full time.  Of course, I do present trainings to system end-users and so must be in person occasionally, but I actually enjoy that.  But all of the documentation, creation of instructional material, website content composition, work with data, and system administration can be all be done remotely. 

Plus, I have a 40 minute highway commute back and forth to work every day and I hate driving when other people are on the road (which is most of the time).  At home, I have no children, no distractions and a gorgeous view. Oh, I suppose the husband and the dog do demand a small amount of attention, but it's negligible and they know to leave me alone when I'm working. ;-)

Ah well, that door hasn't quite opened up for me, yet, although I keep looking for a crack.  For now, I'll just savor these moments.
Here's my view of about 5 miles south of home.  Or condo is near that mountain.  It's a beautiful setting; I wish I could spend more time there.