It’s only been a couple of months since I decided that I would start working from home but t has been totally worth it! Being able to work from home has given me the freedom and flexibility that I have been looking for for a long time now. I’ve never been someone who fit in well to a corporate infrastructure or atmosphere. I don’t know what it is about the places that manage to set off my anxiety but every time I have ended up working in one it happens. Now I work in a technical support call center that is completely done through my house! I’m just part of a larger team that is at work, helping out Comcast with their ‘Beltway’ selection of customers, which is one of the busiest that our company deals with! I enjoy the fast paced atmosphere but still being able to stay comfortable at home. If I had to work in a normal call support center environment, I certainly wouldn’t have lasted as long as I have this way.
Being able to work from the comfort of your home is a great way to allow employee’s to cope with a job as stressful as this. I firmly believe there are simply some environment that humans are not meant to work in and a call center of any sort is one of them. While we are definitely an adaptive creature, it doesn’t mean that we are going to flourish under certain conditions. I think a call center, for long periods of time, to be one of the unhealthier work environments. Transitioning it to the house allows the high stress nature of the work to be completed somewhere that is far more healthier on both the body and the mine. Being comfortable is highly important.