Working from home sounds like a dream, right? You don't have to commute and you can stay in your pajamas. But it comes with unexpected drawbacks. We spoke with work-at-home experts and real women working from home to prepare you for post-cubicle life.
1. It's easy to overschedule yourself. Sure, working from home gives you extra time you'd otherwise spend commuting, but you're likely to believe you have more hours than you really do-and overcommit to projects as a result. Elaine Quinn, author of There's No Place Like Working From Home and founder of Smart Solos, a small business consulting firm, recommends "blocking out times to complete each task." That way, "it's clear when your schedule for a given day is full, so if something new comes up, you must either re-work that day's schedule or say 'I'm sorry; I just can't do it,'" she says.
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2. You can't always work and watch your children at the same time. "If