Monday, March 26, 2007

Work at Home Disadvantages

We're always talking about the benefits of working at home, what are some of the biggest disadvantages you can think of?

I'll list 5 that come to mind right away --

  1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  2. Obesity
  3. Deep Vein Thrombosis from sitting too long
  4. Headaches from either staring at a computer to long or from lack of being outdoors
  5. Lack of a social life

Your turn!


Wendy said...

Since I've been a work at home mom I get more exercise and in fact am 20 lbs lighter. When I worked in an office at a desk job it was behind a computer with only an hour lunch, so the eye strain was worse working outside the home.

At home, I'm on the computer one minute, scrubbing a floor the next. It's wonderful. I don't sit too long, I don't stand too long, don't do anything longer than I choose to do it. So much freedom to manage my time the way I see fit and in a way that is comfortable to my body and my family. :)

Laura said...

Wendy wrote exactly what I was thinking when I read your post.

WAHM is a lot more flexible than the corporate world. I can work a few hours, go work out, come back, work a few more hours and so on.