To all of you who work from home...


macrumors 65816
Original poster
Dec 6, 2009
Please tell us what you do and how long you have been doing it and how you got started.

I hear a lot of people on these forums say they work from home. I just am a little curious.


macrumors Nehalem
Feb 19, 2005
Hardly. Someone like me doesn't even fall in a fetish category!

I work for a large company putting in more hours than I should but I get a paycheck so I try to only complain every so often.


macrumors 6502
Oct 11, 2011
A Galaxy far, far away
I work for a health insurance company as a trainer. My boss works in MD, I'm in Fl. She is very pro work from home. Love it & it makes work/life balance soooooo much better. I don't call out "sick" anymore or take vacation time just because. I work in shorts & a tshirt, most of the times shorts ;), & sit on my couch. & yes I train virtually, use live meeting from MS, IM for conversations, I have a webcam if I wanted to use it. It's a good gig. I've saved a lot on gas too, the office we do have in town is about 22 miles each way.


macrumors 604
Jan 21, 2002
Langley, Washington
I used to work for a company that allowed people to work from home. Most of the people who could work from home were either programmers (working on remote servers anyway) or customer service (always on the phone, answering emails). My current company has working from home as an option, but only in emergencies, usually dealing with weather.



macrumors 601
Aug 14, 2008
Dallas, Texas
I work from home two days a week because it's allowed by my employer. I guess you would call it utilization management. We monitor and manage medicaid for foster care children across the state. Everything is done online through a secure server and over the phone. I'm hoping that in the future I will be allowed to work from home full time. Some in the company are allowed to do this, but the standard policy is just two days per week.


macrumors 6502
Sep 29, 2003
I am an information security officer for a large bank. I work from home 3 days a week and go in the office the other 2 days. I've been working there for 2.5 years.

They just don't really see a point for our team to take up office space when we can do our job from home. To be honest, I feel more productive while at work but at the same time, I can work additional hours at home without it seeming like a hassle.

There was a report our a while ago saying that people who worked from home can work about 20 additional hours before it feels like a burden compared to those who work 40-50 in an office.