My boss allows me to work at home

@kaka135 (14067)
Malaysia
January 3, 2009 11:07am CST
I started to work from home when I was about 3 month pregnant, I was feeling quite sick at that time, and asked my boss if I can work at home. He said Yes, as he understands being pregnant is quite difficult. I have been working at home until now, and I am 8 month pregnant now, I wish I can continue to stay at home. I just sent an email and asked my boss if I can continue working at home, and he said OK. I am really happy with his reply, working at home makes me feel more comfortable, as I do not need to wake up early in the morning and come back late at night, and travel more than one hour in the journey from my house to the office. Also, if I am not feeling well, I can just take a nap or rest for awhile. I really like the freedom of working at home, as I can work at my own pace, also I can actually work better as no disturbance from others.
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10 responses
@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
3 Jan 09
you are so lucky to have a boss like that. If you like working from home and can keep to a working schedule then jusyt do it. May I ask what kind of work you do? I would love to work from home but it is not possible at all. This man sounds like one in a million and if you keep doing the work o.k. at home then continue to do so. I really envy you. I do hope that you are now feeling better try and get plenty of rest before delivery my friend. Blessings
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@kaka135 (14067)
• Malaysia
9 Jan 09
Thanks for your response. I am actually a software developer, hence it's actually possible for me to work from home, as long as I have computer and Internet connection to connect back to the office network. Also, my work does not require me to face client, so it's okay for me to work at home.
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@cynthiann (18619)
• Jamaica
9 Jan 09
I knew that you were brilliant from your rposts. Many of which I cannot respond to as I am not technically minded. Good for you and have a wonderful year.
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• Malaysia
3 Jan 09
Working from home has its pros and cons. I have experiences working from home in my previous company before so I somehow know the feeling. My former company allows the employees to work from home and to communicate via phone or web conferencing. It is very convenient for me since the time is quite flexible and I don't need to drive all the way to the office, thus saving up on fuel consumption and time. The problem here is, some other colleagues might not be happy especially when you don't follow the usual time. They might need your help during office hour or they might need a reply from you but you're not around. Sometimes, certain things are better and easier to be discussed face to face. Also, if you sit around at home for too long, your social circle will be minimized and the way you look at things will also be quite different since there isn't anyone around for you to chat with or to discuss work-related stuff with. This happened to one of my friends. She has been working from home for more than 1 year now, and she feels she is missing out on a lot.
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@kaka135 (14067)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 09
Hi there, thanks for your response. I understand sometimes it's good to hang out with others, I am only working at home until I deliver and after my maternity leave, I'll go back to office and work. I have good relationship with my boss and my colleagues, I think they understand my situation and should be fine with me. Also, I actually do go online during working hours, even though I am working at home, so my colleagues can still look for me through emails.
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• Malaysia
9 Jan 09
Yeap, having email turned on is a necessity but it's quite a different feeling when you talk to someone face to face. :) Thanks for the best response :D
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@youless (93092)
• Guangzhou, China
10 Jan 09
You are so lucky to have such a considerate boss. He is a very kind man and I hope he will have a good business because of his kindness. He deserves to have a good return. I love China
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@kaka135 (14067)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 09
Hi there, Yeah, I am really lucky that my boss is really considerate, and also my colleagues too.
@Sissygrl (10915)
• Canada
9 Jan 09
Will you be able to work from home after you have the baby too ? that would be perfect for you :) and you'll be lucky!
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@kaka135 (14067)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 09
Hi there, Nope, I won't be working from home after my two month maternity leave. I will not take it as advantage too, also I have no reason to do so. My colleagues kept telling me how they miss me. It's nice to hang out with others too.
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
7 Jan 09
Hi there! Good for you that your boss allowed you to work at home. It's a big saving of money and time traveling from home to the office and vice-versa. Besides that, you also don't have to dress up everyday for work. It lessens the laundry. You also gets to spend more time taking care of your family while working. I love the concept of working at home. Even in my pj's I am able to make money hehe though still have not found a stable job online. I am making extra cash from my online activities but don't consider this a job. But I have not given up. So far I am starting a work for my dad. I type for him and I do it at home. God bless and happy mylotting!
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@kaka135 (14067)
• Malaysia
9 Jan 09
Thanks for your response. Yeah, it's really good to work at home, as it's flexible and we can actually save a lot of money. You can always work for your dad, at the same time doing some online jobs too. Good luck to you in job hunting.
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• India
7 Jan 09
Work at home is a concept that is rising in popularity. I think in the near future a number of people will start working from home, and employers will realize that this is a great money saver. You are lucky to be able to work from home. :) I am freelancing from home, but it is not a regular job. Cheers and happy Mylotting
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@kaka135 (14067)
• Malaysia
9 Jan 09
Thanks for your response. I always like to be a freelancer, as I am doing programming work, it's okay to work as freelancer. But since I have found a really good job, so I don't think I will quit this and be freelancer.
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• India
13 Jan 09
Hello my friend kaka135 Ji, It is simply greatness of your Boss, I know, you can do a lot in terms of productivity for your organisation, has been totally understood by your Boss. Such relationship is seldom felt these days. but this month is considered most vital month during this time. As an old lady, I would advise you never to strain yourself, keep working upto last day/last moment, i remember my first time experience, I cooked Lunch for everyone, and cleaned / washed all utensils, as I relaxed, I felt, it was an indicator of labour pain, I revealed to my hubby, he wa sready to get an Ambulance, I declined, I told him let Night Fall, but my MIL, was always reminding me and finally, I went by By-cycle sitting on carrier, my hospital was just 4-5 kms, at morning 0200 hrs, i became mother for the first time, just a normal delievery. So be happy, do all your normal work, go far a stroll with your hubby at night after dinner keeping hand-in hand, feeling warmness of each other. Everything will be normal. may god bless you and keep me informed. By the way, is it your first Prime. may god bless you oncve more.
@kaka135 (14067)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 09
Hi friend, thanks for the advice. I'll take not of that. Yeah, I always feel touched when I meet any kind person nowadays, as you said, it's hardly get such a good relationship nowadays, it's also difficult to meet any kind person.
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• India
25 Jan 09
Hello my friend kaka135 Ji, Please let's remember that "KINDNESS AND GENEROUSITY CAN BUY YOU THE WOLE WORLD" as said by Great Swami Viveka Nanda Ji. may god bless you and have a great time.
@dio123 (1790)
• India
22 Jan 09
that is great, now you have the comforts of your home to work for, but take care about your routine because working from home can be sometimes disturb your routine of working, so keep strict timings of your workings and other things to balance your work and joy, any way congratulations for this good change
@kaka135 (14067)
• Malaysia
23 Jan 09
Hi there, thanks for your response. Yeah, sometimes it's really difficult to balance about the house routine and also the work. But I really like doing programming, so I'll always work hard on it, and I always finish my project on time. Perhaps that's why my boss trust me and let me work at home.
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
My boss also allowed me to work at home when my hubby need to go abroad. It took me 3 months for that and later I gave up. I am a programmer and needs a lot of solo momentum but it failed because of phone calls, i should say a lot of disturbance.
@jpso138 (7869)
• Philippines
25 Jan 09
That is certainly good for you considering that you are pregnant. It does make your life easier. I am truly happy for you and I really admire your boss for being such an understandin person. Well, it does have its advantages. But I guess, your gonna miss out also the fun and the experiences of working in the office. So you will just have to weight out everything. Best to you and enjoy your work!