Is it good to do office work at home????

@Coolgeth (1215)
India
June 21, 2007 8:43pm CST
My friend always busy with his office work even at home..I told him many times dont do office work at home spens your time with your spouse and kids..If your spouse does this always dont you be annoyed..What do you feel about this????
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@taheraa (1547)
• Giza, Egypt
24 Jun 07
May be it is goog, if you get it for only a very important job which need to be finished on time and the time at work is too short to complete. But you should organize your work time and get a plan to accomplish those work in a timly manner. If there are no necessary for taking the work at home, try to enjoy with your family at your home time.
• United States
23 Jun 07
unless they're a work at home office,meaning that is their job-i'd say definetly leave the rest at work. that could leave the spouse feeling neglected,and is asking for big trouble.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
23 Jun 07
If the reason for doing office work at home is because he cannot finish it in office, I would think it is not advisable. However, if the reason for doing work at home is because one has a clearer mind and can produce better results compared to be in office, it is understandable. However, there needs to be a balance between home and office. If he works 24/7 in office and at home, I would say it is not healthy. He could be using work to disguise some problems he is facing.
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@youless (96988)
• Guangzhou, China
23 Jun 07
I don't do office work at home most of the time. I hate to bring it home. It's already very stressful to work in the daytime, I don't want that it'll even spoil my spare time. My personal time should be left to my family.
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@subathra (3519)
• India
23 Jun 07
I never take my office work and do it at home.One spends more than 8 hours in their office so they can well complete the work in office.I think with a little time left at home one can spend it with their wife/husband, children, watch tv or take rest.
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@2wicelot (2946)
23 Jun 07
I can not say if it is good or not but as for me personally, I would like to leave all work in the office. I woukldn't want my work to follow me home. I believe there should be a seperation between work in and home and under no circumstances should they ever be mixed up. But that is just me.
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• India
22 Jun 07
Ya I think that there is nothing wrong in it bcz you have to complete ur office work in time and for that you may need to do it at home too. It may disturb ur family life but office work is an inevitable thing bcz u cann't skip it and if u'll not do it then who else will do it?
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@trk918 (254)
• United States
22 Jun 07
It's ok sometimes or if you are able to work from home part time. I wouldn't want to put in more hours unless you get some sort of credit for it. My boss believes everyone should put in 50-60 hrs a week for 40 hr pay, except him.
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@thefuture (1750)
• Nigeria
22 Jun 07
Yes friend. I feel as you do. I don't think it is good to do office work at home cos one is going to be facing so many distractions. Thanks
@maddysmommy (16233)
• United States
22 Jun 07
My husband rarely does any work at home so it doesn't annoy me at all. In fact most of his job is to do with computers and so it can only be done at work because of security reasons.
@sunshinecup (7880)
22 Jun 07
It make me mad when hubby does this. They don't pay him to do it was home. It's bad enough we have to lose him for 8 hours a day to only have him come home and still not be with us. I hate when he does that.
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@tmlnmr (1850)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
Hey Coolgeth, I have always believed that you don't bring your personal life to the office and you don't bring the office into your personal life. This guy is going to really regret not spending that time with his kids once they are grown up. :)
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@teison2 (5924)
• Norway
22 Jun 07
I think one should always try to spend as much time as possible with the important people in ones life. Family ans friends are more importnat than anything else. It would be really sad to wake up one morning and find the kids all grown up, your spouse a stranger.
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@butterfly39 (3907)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
If you are a teacher then it's a normal routine to bring home works everyday. But in my case, of course not. My work is more in computer so need not to bring some loads at home.
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@Zelmarq (11503)
• Cebu City, Philippines
22 Jun 07
Its not a healthy lifestyle if you still nring your office work at home. Leave all that has need to be done in the office and set aside the home for your family. Its just being fair with yourself and your family.
@maehan (1445)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Prior being a homemaker, both my husband and myself always bring office work home. But, we only do the work after our kids go to bed. Our children usually slept at 9pm. So we have about 3 hours to do our stuff. Currently, my husband still busy his office work at home. As I am not working, at times I will help him with some of his office work. Personally I think it is ok as long as both have mutual agreement and did not neglect the children and one another.
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@a_ce_e (1427)
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
It is not a wise idea to bring your work home. As home is your resting place, to relax, to recharge and have quality time with your family. If you will bring your work home, are you compensated on that? If not, better to postpone it and do your best during working hours to finish it. You serve the company at your peak age, but when you get old, the company will not take good care of you, instead your family does. So isn't it a nice idea to manage your time well with work & family?
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
22 Jun 07
Hi, Coolgeth!I always try my best not to bring my office work to home. If I need to stay back, I will just do that to make sure that I can finish all my work. In fact, I don't have much time too, at home. I always feel I don't have enough 24 hours a day and need more hours to complete all the tasks (Maybe I have problem with my time management*smile*) I always advise my husband not to do that too but sometimes, he just can't avoid to bring it to home. But he always spend his time with us first whenever he reaches home. Later at night or after my son goes to sleep, he will start doing his work. I don't mind if he has to do it, as I fully understand him. He even has to sacrifice his sleep, just to finish his work. So, I won't ask too much and nag at him all days for doing that*smile*
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@asmurthy (2464)
• India
22 Jun 07
Some times when you cannot finish your office work in time and you want it to be ready for the following morning, nothing wrong in bring the work to home and finish it. But it should not be frequent at the cost of spending time with your family.
• Lubbock, Texas
30 Jun 08
I can understand bringing work home occasionally if you have a deadline to meet, but if it becomes a habit, this not only cheats your family out of true family time, it doesn't give the office worker any break from work. They get burned out, or they look back over their life and see, too late, that they missed out on life trying to bring in more money. The children are grown and he doesn't know them, the wife may still be there, but they have nothing in common because they've grown apart instead of together.