Chances are, your boss isn’t thrilled that you’re working from home today.
Considering that I’m writing from the sofa—with a DVR’d episode of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” on the tube, mind you—I can’t honestly sympathize with you.
According to an infographic from OnlineDegrees.com
, 33 percent of companies allow some of their employees to work from home on a regular basis, while 50 percent of bosses are opposed to it. Another 35 percent merely tolerate it.
Perhaps that's because of what many telecommuters admit they’re doing at home— besides working. Still on the clock, 43 percent of your home-confined colleagues fess up to watching TV or a movie, while 35 percent say they often do chores. Heck, 24 percent are even drinking on the job.
But the most shocking part is the typical attire of the home office: A mere 7 percent said they work in their underwear or birthday suit compared with 49 percent who actually put on jeans and a t-shirt.
When I’m logging hours from home, I barely remember to put on pants.
In conclusion, many of you are doing it wrong—although checkout the infographic below to see for yourself.
And for those who work from home and are looking for an office space substitute, OPEN Forum
offers a few alternatives
that might bolster productivity—you know, if and when the hamper and DVR are both empty.