To work from home or just the regular type of work

@setsuna26 (2763)
Philippines
April 2, 2021 3:12am CST
I just had an offer from a certain company to work for them last night. Although recently i am working from home as a freelancer and making quite a bit out of it. Now i am trying to figure out which one should I choose between working from home or to be in an actually working place at the office...Will it be better to keep my freelancing job or to venture outside to gain more experience and mature more bout work and stuff?
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@rakski (87867)
• Philippines
2 Apr
it depends on how you want it. Working from an actual office may give you more knowledge but working at home can give you freedom of time
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
Yeah freedom to do whatever you want to do while working at home right? I am also trying to balance my thoughts right now. I just love it when i get to choose between really good choices
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@rakski (87867)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@setsuna26having a lot of options is always nice
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@rakski You got that right! And it is obviously better than having no options at all right?Jobs nowadays are not that easy to find specially because working outside your place can be really dangerous because of the pandemic too
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@marlina (121465)
• Canada
2 Apr
You are still young, so go for the new job. If it doesn't work out , you can always go back to freelancing,
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
thanks for the advice i think thats really something that i should be considering indeed
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@just4him (240156)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
2 Apr
Only you can answer that. If you're doing well with freelancing, why change?
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
Yeah that is why i said i am thinking bout it. I am doing good when it comes to freelancing but i dont find it too beneficial for me because it seems like i am not that much growing from that type of work though
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@just4him (240156)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
3 Apr
@setsuna26 Growing is important in the work you do.
@MALUSE (65198)
• Germany
2 Apr
'Gaining more experience and mature more bout work and stuff' is certainly preferable.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
Thanks for the input. I will surely take that into consideration when it comes to deciding bout what will be best for me :)
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@DaddyEvil (37315)
• United States
2 Apr
It depends. How is the Covid situation in your area? How close to other people would working in an office put you? I work from home now so I can avoid catching Covid. I don't make as much money but I also don't drive to work or have to be in contact with lots of other people. I have some health issues that make catching Covid problematic for me. If you've already worked in an environment other than from home, then you won't be gaining that much new experience. Of course, this is only my own opinion.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
Cases of covid in our are is quite rampant lately. But good for me as i do not have much illness yet that might make me a vulnurable victim for the virus though. Gaining much experience is what i am thinking that is why i am thinking bout considering working outside too
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@DaddyEvil (37315)
• United States
2 Apr
@setsuna26 Then if you have little worry about the virus, you should think strongly about trying the job. You might like it better than working at home.
@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@DaddyEvil Its as if your reading my mind my friend. I will give it a complete thought later on i will just have to ask some more friends bout it just for me to be sure bout the decision that i will be taking
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@CarolDM (127036)
• United States
2 Apr
That has to be your choice. I would take working at home any day. But totally up to you. Glad you have options. Good news for you.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
Indeed my friend it is indeed a blessing that I happen to have an option but i have to admit that it can be really hard to choose as well. If you were given the chance what will you be choosing though?
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@CarolDM (127036)
• United States
2 Apr
@setsuna26 Working at home would be my choice.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@CarolDM If the situation with this pandemic right now keeps getting worse I might just pick the work from home setup instead. Being sick is really that hard in the Philippines right now, most hospitals are at their limits as we speak . Full capacity
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@thelme55 (66997)
• Germany
2 Apr
It is depending on how you want to work. I would try working in an office if I were you. You can still do the freelancing when the office work is not good for you.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
At first I also thought about that too. But recently in our country the cases of covid19 surged like hell. And to be out almost everyday is more like gambling with the possibility of getting the virus itself. But you are right with the fact that working in the office can be more rewarding at times indeed
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@thelme55 (66997)
• Germany
2 Apr
@setsuna26 That came to my mind, too. I think the best idea is to work at home.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@thelme55 It might not be as rewarding as the one from the office but at least it is safer than to be traveling from home to the office everyday. Cheers thanks for the input
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@jobelbojel (23161)
• Philippines
2 Apr
Check what is convenient for you. You say you are making good on your freelance work, I would choose WFH set up. However, if the other offer is something you like, time to rethink, consider what is best for you. I worked from home from April to October and I loved it.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
I will surely do that my friend. it wont be that long and i will be able to come up with a plan or something like that I appreciate the fact that you shared your thoughts in here too
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@jobelbojel (23161)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@setsuna26 yes bro. You have ample time to decide.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@jobelbojel But if you will be in my situation right now what will you be choosing though? Your freelance work or a new one that offers growth and who knows what else comes with it?
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@allen0187 (46187)
• Philippines
2 Apr
Decision is up to you but right now, working from home is ideal.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
most of my friends do say the same thing too. Specially in our country right now the surge is pretty much serious and we need to be really extra careful when it comes to dealing with this virus that is spreading like wild fire
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@allen0187 (46187)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@setsuna26 true. I'm looking for new work and one of the things I check is if the post is work from home. if it isn't, I don't proceed.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@allen0187 The current situation in our country is getting serious everyday that is why we need to take into consideration the work and the place too. How long have you been doing mylot?
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@sharonelton (3280)
• Lichfield, England
2 Apr
I prefer working from home. You can work when you want, rest when you want, and you don't have anyone telling you what to do!
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
Thanks for that interesting thought of yours my friend. Indeed you dont have to worry bout what to wear whenever you are just inside your home too
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• Lichfield, England
2 Apr
@setsuna26 Exactly! Tomorrow I hope to do some painting.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@sharonelton are you that good when it comes to painting? It always amazes me whenever i see people who are good at it
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@simplfred (19091)
• Philippines
2 Apr
What kind of freelancing online you are doing bro? I think it is you call...
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
Lots of online stuff,writing and sometimes being a VA too thinking bout trying to be a online teacher as well. Still too much in my mind right now lol
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@simplfred (19091)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@setsuna26 I see... That's cool... I really want to earn more online but I don't think I have the right skill to earn more...
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@simplfred why not? i mean i am certain its not yet too late for you to try and consider learning much online. It can be fun too if you will give it a good try
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@nela13 (41332)
• Portugal
3 Apr
It only depends on you. Good luck!
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
3 Apr
Indeed my friend and I thank you for sharing your thoughts about this post of mine. It wont be long until I will be able to come up with a decision already. Have a good day!
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@nela13 (41332)
• Portugal
7 Apr
@setsuna26 have you decided already?
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
10 Apr
@nela13 Yes, I kept my freelancing work instead my friend. Although it might not be as rewarding as the other, but since my country is in a surge of covid cases right now being out everyday might just give it a higher risk for my health instead. I'd rather be safe for now than sick in the end.
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@LadyDuck (334448)
• Switzerland
2 Apr
It depends on the perspective for the future. Is the job that they offer safe? Is it a good and reliable company? Will you have the possibility to have a good position in the future? You must evaluate all the possibilities before deciding.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
And thats what i am trying to figure out right now , i mean if the pros and cons are very much considered first before giving my final judgement about the said topic of mine, thanks for sharing your thoughts and hope to see much of you in here too
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@LadyDuck (334448)
• Switzerland
2 Apr
@setsuna26 I am very active here in myLot, I do not write often, but I read and comment a lot. I hope you can evaluate the pros and cons and take a decision. Good luck.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
@LadyDuck Thank you for such kind and sweet words of yours. I have this feeling that we will be able to get along pretty much well in here
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@ARIES1973 (11468)
• Legaspi, Philippines
2 Apr
If you are happy and contented with your current work, then stay with it. Besides, the current situation in our country is not a good timing to have an offline job where you have to report physically on your work station.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
somehow you got that right, to be physically present to our current work means we have to deal with the threat of the virus every now and then too . I will take this matter into consideration my friend. Thanks for sharing your inputs
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@ARIES1973 (11468)
• Legaspi, Philippines
3 Apr
@setsuna26 However, under normal condition, it is still good to have a permanent job. I mean offline because we have a counterpart on our mandatory contributions such as PAGIBIG, SSS, GSIS, etc. which would be beneficial to us in the long run. Moreover, meeting new people can lead us to better opportunities. We can do the online working on a part time especially if we have such interest on online things. What could be better than doing the things you want t o do and get paid by doing it.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
3 Apr
@ARIES1973 Taken into consideration that aspect too. Before this pandemic happened I do have a permanent offline job too but because of the latter I decided to give it up and settled to be a freelancer at least temporarily until the worst is over with the pandemic
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• Philippines
2 Apr
Better to be free lance for now, it's hard to commute now a days.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
have you seen the recent news in our country? just for today almost 15000 cases were registered just for today although there are some late reported cases in there it is still very much alarming
• Philippines
5 Apr
@setsuna26 we had recent infected person near us.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
5 Apr
@Letranknight2015 you should always take care of that I mean you will never know you might just get infected without you knowing it yet
@porwest (42534)
• United States
3 Apr
I don't know. I think too many people nowadays are trying to find some easy, pie in the sky way to make a living these days, and the reality is unless you get out there and actually physically work... All of the effort being put into trying to find an easy route would be better spent just getting a damn regular job. Just my two cents.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
4 Apr
Point taken. Given the situation that there is a pandemic and all, working in the office that lets you mingle with a lot of people and transport to go to office might be a bit dangerous but you are right with your point too that there is no easy way or sky way for just about anything
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@porwest (42534)
• United States
4 Apr
@setsuna26 I don't agree necessarily that it has been all that dangerous to physically go to work. Many more people remained working during the pandemic than did not, even though even here unemployment was high. But these were all lower paying jobs like restaurant and hospitality workers. People who continued to work include lawyers, doctors, judges, nurses, construction workers, HVAC and plumbers, pest control workers, ready mix concrete workers, fast food workers, grocery and other retail workers, waste removal workers, food delivery workers, many manufacturing workers, shipping workers, postal service workers and the list goes on. I am not sure what the exact situation is or was in the Philippines, but there have always been plenty of jobs out there. Even through the pandemic. And many worked them regardless of the pandemic.
@Rashnag (9546)
• Thane, India
2 Apr
It's your choice dear. You can try out doing physical job, you can get good experience and more exposure. Take care dear
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me about this topic my friend, hope to be able to talk to you about lots of topics in the near future too
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@Rashnag (9546)
• Thane, India
3 Apr
@setsuna26 Awe sure dear
@edisondanila (42852)
• Philippines
2 Apr
So long as you are earning my friend.
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
2 Apr
yeah i think that will be the best option that we should all be taking right? and not to mention be careful with the virus situation in our places too
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• Philippines
3 Apr
@setsuna26 That's true.
• Canada
8 Apr
I would take the job and also continue freelancing in my free time. It would give you the best of both worlds and then you can decide which one suites you better. You never know, working outside may provide you with better freelancing opportunities. If you like meeting and greeting new people and if your job allows that then why not?
@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
10 Apr
Although it is a good idea to do just that. I am afraid the other job is rather time consuming that you won't be able to work as a freelancer once your in it already. I tried thinking bout that way too but alas it might give back a bad result if i go that way. Although I really appreciate the fact that you've given it a thought though. Thanks for sharing your idea mate
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@lady1993 (25650)
• Philippines
5 Apr
I am currently in a company but the let us work from home. Are there no companies there who offer that too?
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@setsuna26 (2763)
• Philippines
5 Apr
There are, but with the new company who asked me to work for them they want me to be there physically that is why I am pretty much worried about that idea and just thinking bout keeping my freelancing job instead
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