If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may remember that last year my work asked if I wanted to work from home full-time and I jumped at the opportunity. I filled out the required forms and whatnot but then it all got caught up in redtape and budgets and I ended up not getting to do it. At the time, they said it was only a matter of time, but by early this year it was looking more like it would never happen.
A few weeks ago, our director came in to town for a quarterly meeting and I got up the nerve to make a meeting request for a 1 on 1 session with her to talk about my future but also to inquire about working from home.
Long story short, I went in to the meeting and asked about working from home. While I don’t get to do it full-time, she agreed that I could work from home one day a week and if after a couple of months it is going well, I can move up to two days a week.
It’s not exactly my dream scenario, but it’s better than nothing! I now work from home every Tuesday. This is my second week doing it and I can’t tell you enough about how much I love it. Love love love. Sometimes you just have to ask for what you want…the worst she could have said is no. It’s a good reminder every once in a while.
On the financial side, think of all the gas money I will save, as well as the reduced wear and tear on my car. And oh, not to mention the 1.5 hours of my life I get back that I’m not commuting on Tuesdays!