Imagine. After searching for a little over a year, you land a job for which you are a perfect fit. It’s an exciting field, your co-workers share your passion for what they do, and best of all, you get to choose your own hours, including whether or not you work at the office or from home. Who could ask for anything more?
Now, picture your first day on the job. You’re pumped and ready to dig into your first assignment. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, the smoke alarm goes off. But here’s the catch. You can’t turn it off. It’s daily protocol for the company to sound the alarm every day for 20 minutes. So, you take a deep breath and attempt to tune it out for a while, until a car alarm starts blaring outside the window. You are so excited to start on this project, but the distractions are almost too much to bear. If you stop working, you’re not performing your job. But working with this chaos is nearly impossible. So, what kind of job is this? It’s the best, and at times the worst of both worlds; A part-time job working from home…with kids. Continue reading Working from Home: A Delicate Balance