Do You Work From Home in Sweatpants?

Are you stuck at your office desk all through the week?

Freelancers are lucky in that regard. A quick ice-cream break is a possibility and wearing pajamas is appropriate 'work wear'.

While some prefer to have a mix - few days at the office and some at home is getting more and more common - most don’t have that luxury.

In today's job market, everyone wants a few days they could work from home.

A new study by Robert Half, an international staffing firm, found that nearly two-third or 65 per cent Canadians said they are more likely to accept a job that allows telecommuting at least some of the time.

And, why not? There are so many benefits. You save commuting time, you can have lunch at home (and keep that lunch money in the bank) and you don't have to deal with those annoying colleagues face to face.

A previous study showed that Canadian workers spend an average of 53 minutes commuting each day, which is too long for 28 per cent Canadians.

Everyone really wants to work from home. Most Canadians looking for jobs seek out for opportunities that allow them to work remotely.

But with every good thing, there are always some drawbacks.

The survey found out that working from home made 26 per cent feel isolated and miss a team, 20 per cent said that people abuse the benefit and 16 per cent have strained interpersonal relationships due to lack of face time.

Company leaders need to provide their employees with the tools and resources to be productive and engaged from wherever they are,” added Greg Scileppi, president of Robert Half.

While working remotely gives you a less stressful environment, it also doesn't give you a chance to bounce off ideas. A little bit of time with colleagues or even your boss, ight help you with your work.

So what do you prefer?

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