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August 10th, 2010, 09:51 PM
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Ugh does it ever piss you off when folks think that because we work from home we must sit on our a $ $ and eat bon bons all day or something? (ie because we work from home we don't work?) I had someone say "well you're lucky you work from home some parents work 8-10 hour days and then come home and still have to do the child rearing, meals, laundry, etc". Uh okay so 'cause I work from home I'm not working 8-10 hour days or what? Not like I can do other things when I'm sitting at my computer and typing or anything (I'm a transcriptionist so I MUST be at my computer I MUST be typing and I MUST have headphones on my head and be listening). I can rearrange my schedule on WHEN I do my work throughout the day but I'm still working 8-10 hours 5-6 days a week no matter how you slice the pie.

Those kind of comments SERIOUSLY irritate the he!! out of me. I love working from home but have grown to HATE telling folks I work from home because then their attitude becomes like you don't work and you're free to do anything you choose.

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August 11th, 2010, 05:49 AM
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YES!! I HATE this attitude with a passion. My parents are especially guilty of this. It's even worse because my DH also works from home. They don't understand why it is very difficult to arrange a time for them to come and see the girls because we are both there - they don't understand working from home MEANS working!

My DH does most of his work during the daytime so I am looking after him, the girls, keeping them away from him, doing all the cooking and cleaning etc while trying to get some of my work done, then when they go to bed at 7 I have to get working on the parts of my work I can't do while they are around, right up until midnight most evenings at the moment, about 5-6 days a week.

I am TOTALLY with you on this!

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August 11th, 2010, 07:25 PM
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Wow! That is ridiculous! I have come across this too. People have told me to get a "real job"! I'm really sorry someone said that to you!
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August 12th, 2010, 10:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ashleighgurl View Post
Wow! That is ridiculous! I have come across this too. People have told me to get a "real job"! I'm really sorry someone said that to you!
Yeah, when my business went under, my dad said "Well that was a nice little experiment but now it's time for you to get a real job."

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