Whenever I say “I work at home” or “I’m working on my own thing”, these things go round people’s head:
1. You’re work isn’t “serious” work like us office troops
2. You can go out/sleep whatever time you want,
3. You’re never busy!! never!! ever!
4. You sweep aside my work as if I’m not a functional part of the work force here in the Philippines
For your information, and I’m only saying this because it gets on my nerves whenever people have this knowing look on their faces that I’m not doing “serious” work, I hope and pray you TRY working at home so you KNOW what kind of difficulties we have to deal with, one of them, the hardest I believe is the merging of my PERSONAL life with my WORK LIFE.
Unless you’ve tried working at home, I suggest you keep your funny comments to yourself because one, you sound ignorant to the plight of work at home folks, and two, you haven’t tried it so stop making sweeping statements.
Besides, hasn’t it occurred to you, that while I might not be doing “serious” work(for you), but I’m earning “SERIOUS” money – maybe even bigger than that sorry excuse for a salary you have.
Pipe in from drei: “just because your idea of a job means a cubicle and a tie doesn’t mean that’s everyone’s idea of a job”.