work at home versus office, which is better?

@kabudel (175)
Philippines
July 6, 2009 5:12pm CST
I am being offered a work-at-home job by a friend. It pays only half of what I am earning in the office but I am having a hard time not considering the set up wherein I can work from the convenience of my home. I you were in my shoes, would you go for the work-at-home job offer or would you stay in the office, do the same stuff over and over and over?
4 responses
@nvtellan (1907)
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
If you can find an work-at-home job that will compensate you more and will have steady, regular jobs in the long run (and I mean years of stable supply of jobs) then you can grab that opportunity. Its always better to understand if this homebased job will last your for a long time as compared to your stable job which can sustain you for a long time.
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@kabudel (175)
• Philippines
10 Jul 09
considering almost all aspects, so far, the homebased job seems feasible. I know it will be a struggle at first, but discipline should help me get through it. I hope to make the most out of all the time that will be available once I am homebased. =)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I do work t home and have for 2 years now full time. However, I did it by starting an Internet marketing business and building that business as I worked in an office. It was hard work at first, but it has paid off. I've now been working from home full time since 2007 and make more money working at home than I did working full time in an office. It's because I can control my business on my own. I'm also one who doesn't like working for others. In this case, I just work with my clients. However, it depends on what you're comfortable with. Some prefer to take a pay cut so that they can be at home. The only issue with working at home (and depending on the type of job you'll be doing) is that pay is never consistent. One month you could make hundreds less than you did the month before. Personally, I think that part of the struggle is worth it. I am expecting a baby in less than 3 months and I'll be able to work evenings after my husband gets home from work to take care of the baby. It just depends on individual circumstances. I wish you luck in whatever you decide :)
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@kabudel (175)
• Philippines
7 Jul 09
Thanks and congrats gingisnapz! Now, I am getting inspired to plunge into the "work-from-home" pit. :) I just need more courage boost.
@underdogtoo (9599)
• Philippines
7 Jul 09
I would work for something that would earn me money. I do not see I could work for half the money without any hope of making more in the future.Cheers!
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@bbzgrl (9)
• United States
6 Jul 09
I've never worked at home myself but given the opportunity I would definitely go for it. I know that you have to be very disciplined to be able to do this. Even if the job is not paying as much, you also have to look at your travel time to and from work and any other expenses that you may incur in going to your current job that you may not have in working at home.
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