Three weeks ago, I applied for a new job. One week ago, I had an interview for that job. My two references were called this week. SO, I am hoping that I will have a job offer this week for a new position that would allow me to work from home full-time starting in the new year.
Over the last few weeks, I have felt a huge sense of sadness at the thought of leaving my current job. While the 4 hour per day commute has been exhausting, it has felt good to work, once again, for a progressive organization that aims to improve the community for people from all walks of life. It has felt good to have a Supervisor to collaborate with, a Manager who likes to talk about politics, and a Director who provides positive feedback. I have felt like a valued member of a team that does important work.
But I have also felt myself longing for an end to my daily commutes. Four days per week, I jump out of bed at 6:15, scramble out the door at 6:50 to catch the 7:15 train in Burlington, which gets me into Toronto by 8:15. I walk up the hill, grab a coffee, and get into my office by 9:00 am. Four days per week, I leave my home by 7:00 am and get home by 7:00 pm. One day a week, I work from home, which feels like heaven. So, I am spending 16 hours per week commuting to my job; 8 hours on a train; 4 hours in a car; and 4 hours walking. So, if I get this new position, I will have 16 hours a week that are currently lost to commuting!!! I can have my life back!!
- Join a club to work out 3 days per week;
- Take an art class in acrylic painting;
- Take a meditation class;
- Write a blog, once per week, instead of once per month, for my non-profit organization;
- Walk in the Conservation area 4 days per week.
What would you do with 16 extra hours per week???
- The perks of working from home (prdaily.com)
- 7 Tips For Work At Home Professionals (bonniecribbs.com)
- Office-bound staff urged to work at home (smh.com.au)
- Why I Decided to Spend More Time Working From Home (lifehacker.com)