For the last 23 years, Iâ€™ve worked in a corporate environment in either an office or cubicle. Â Working in Information Technology, itâ€™s important to be in close contact with your customers, the people that use the technology you deploy to perform their day to day jobs. Â Occasionally, when I needed some heads-down time, I would work at home to limit interruptions or to focus on a particular project. Â These days were highly productive and I was always glad that my employer gave me the opportunity to do this from time to time.
In August of 2014, I needed to move half-way across the country and my employer was gracious enough to allow me to keep my job and work from home full time. Â I was really looking forward to the ability to have that same level of focus and productivity all the time. Â As someone who has been striving for ways to reduce expenses in my personal life, I was sure this was the best thing for me. Â An opportunity to work in an environment of ultimate productivity and save an immense amount of money by eliminating my daily commute. Â But things werenâ€™t as awesome as I had hoped.