Comic #4: Presumption and Hard Truth of Working From Home

by on 27th Oct 2013 · Comments

Working from home seems like an ideal life for almost everyone. The possibilities of working in your sleeping pajamas in the comfort of your own home, saving on travel expenses, a free and easy time schedule and a comfortable bed within reach seems like something that is very appealing. But is working from home really a bed of roses?

Based on the illustrator's personal experience, he is working from home as an illustrator. He has one toddler and a baby. People always believe that working from home is like being in heaven, you can have a lot of time to be with family or decide to work any time. Achieving a good work-life balance is just that easy.

However in reality, he feels that working at home is almost like being in jail, he spend too much time playing with the kids, tidying the home and kid's toys until almost midnight. When the kids are asleep, he finally has time to work. He is always having late nights, and has to wake up early in the morning.

Does this feel close to your heart? Are you working from home? Has it been a heaven or hell experience for you? Share your thoughts and story with us.

Presumption and Hard Truth of Working From Home

Comic #4: Presumption and Hard Truth of Working From Home

About The Illustrator

Heru is a full time illustrator, drawing action comics and graphic novels, but he also makes comic strips and cartoons. You can check out more of his work at DeviantArt.

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There are 3 Comments.

  1. November 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    wa ha ha... cool

  2. WeLoveTodmorden
    November 2, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Working from home sends me loopy. There is no work life balance, no way of saying 'I'm going home now', no switch off, no commute to wake you up before you hit the desk each morning...there's always 'one more thing to do' before switching off and going to bed, and there's always a household chore to do when you should be working. On top of that, my friends, who would never have contacted me when I worked in an office, think it's cool to call or turn up any time - some seem to expect that because I'm at home I'm NOT at work. Like I said, drives me crazy. And I don't actually have kids!

    Hopefully this is all about to change though as I've just rented myself a little studio. I figured that it would pay for itself in terms of better (more contained and focused) productivity and a happier work life balance :)

  3. Vanessa
    December 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    I love working from home, I send my toddler and 6 month old to daycare. Although I have to agree with the illustator, if they were home it would be a lot different and a lot harder to get stuff done.