It was sort of weird to see the look on my boss’s face when I told him that I was opting to stay working from home.
- This was absolutely the last thing he thought he’d be hearing from me.
And I understand how he felt this way. It was me who was hollering from the rooftops when the decided to close the office due to the pandemic. I was so not ready to leave the zone controlled HVAC of our offices for the air conditioning at home. But my choices were limited. Either work from home in my own air conditioning or be out of a job. Of course I chose to work from home. This wasn’t something that I took to but I think that was in large part due to attitude. But my feelings about working from home began to change after a few months. I got accustomed to the online meetings among other changes. But what I really came to appreciate was the fact that I really had control over my schedule in a new way. As long as I was there for meetings and such, I could pretty much work however I wanted. My work really improved which is saying something as I was pretty good back in the zone controlled HVAC. So when I told my boss that I was taking the company option of staying home, he was stunned but glad that I would still be churning out good work. The office at home is the equal of my old office now that I had a ductless heat pump installed inside what once was the guest room.