Since I started working from home, I have been passionate about the entitlement of everyone to work in a job that they enjoy, and that fits in with their lifestyle.
For the majority of people, a nine to five job works just fine. For some of us though, office work just doesn’t fit with our skill set, lifestyle, family requirements or enjoyment of work. That’s where specialist job websites come in. There are a variety of websites that publish opportunities in specialist areas, such as the list of construction jobs uk provided by City Calling, where project work as well as long term work is listed. Similar sites are available for medical work, investigative work, legal work… you get the picture.
The one thing that seems to be lacking as far as I can see is a comprehensive list of all the jobs available for people who want to work from home. I don’t mean the network marketing or door to door sales jobs. I also don’t mean the area managers who are loosely based from home, but end up travelling all over the country. I am thinking more of the sort of work that I do, administrative or writing work that can genuinely be done from a home office, fitting the hours around other commitments. At the moment, I have my hands full but one day I hope to launch a website or recruitment agency that allows people to find the sort of work that I am talking about. That work is out there, but finding it really is like finding a needle in a haystack.
For me, the idea of going back to commuting to work each day horrified me. I love spending time with my little family. Even when Libby is out and about like this morning, I still have Lia to look after and the dogs to walk, I would hate to have to go back to leaving them in the kennel all day while we were at work. That said, I walked them across the hills this morning and got caught in the rain. Pluto, as you can see, was less than impressed. I think at that moment, as he attempted to shelter from the rain by curling up under a leaf, he was wishing that I would just get a “proper” job and leave him alone!
N.B. I will be given a small gift for writing this post, but views, opinions, business ideas, job and lifestyle requirements and exceptionally sulky lurchers are all mine.