Working at home is not right for everyone. In fact some people positively hate it. How can that be?
I’ve been taking a look at the most common gripes and here’s a taster.
» Distractions everywhere…
it’s so hard to work at home bc there are so many distractions like soft carpet, a bath, interesting lampshades. i mean the list goes on
— em (@moIokoplus) April 12, 2017
I hate working from home! The struggle is real and its brutal! I mean I have all the cable channels available… https://t.co/4QGVbCuqHL
— Cobra Barriers (@CobraBarriers) July 6, 2017
This is why I can’t work at home. I find myself spending time Googling things like “can dogs eat cantaloupe?” (Yes) #agencylife
— Sue Zoldak (@SueZoldak) July 27, 2017
» Missing the social stuff…
Worst thing about working at home is missing out on all those valentine cards I would deffo have got if I worked in an office. #Irresistible
— John Archer (@BigJohnnyArcher) February 14, 2017
Its at this time of the year that I don’t like “working from home” – no staff parties!
— mo monkton (@MonktonMo) December 19, 2015
Worst thing about working at home…. When you get a group email that there are donuts on the first floor. >O #needdonutdelivery
— Melissa Hubbard (@melihubb) April 28, 2015
» No chance to strut your work clothes…
Realize I don’t fit the Millennial stereotypes…I don’t like working from home and I love wearing suits #kanyeshrug
— Ahmad (@ahmadmurrah) January 22, 2016
The worst thing about working at home is that all this fashion gets wasted on the babysitter and my kids
— Malibu Barbie (@lakarune) June 11, 2015
» Struggles with self-motivation…
Hm why is it so hard to work at home? *spends an hour looking at research about procrastination*
— Mike Dodds (@miike) February 16, 2016
The truth is I don’t like working from home. It is harder to keep on top of my very varied to do list. I do better with a real schedule.
— Lexi Beach (@lexiatwork) June 3, 2016
The worst thing about working at home free from the shackles of a boss, is that you have no boss to stop you wasting time on social media…
— Jan-Kjetil Jess (@JanKjetilJess) June 30, 2016
» Itchy feet…
I don’t like working from home — I don’t get to cycle to work. I’m itching to go for a swim, cycle or run/
— James Ots (@jamesots) July 8, 2015
Stuck working at home this week, looking out the window just wanting to be on the mower with a @MillerLite
— Dave Leslie (@d_leslie5) June 8, 2016
I mostly don’t like working from home at all. I’m lonely, I get bored of my living room, I miss PEOPLE.
— JWH (@ssejsllew) August 8, 2017
Working from home is really just deep space isolation training — I’ll be sure to write you all from Mars.
— Nicholas Cloud (@nicholascloud) July 1, 2016
Migrain attack . Well but still have to work….at home. Honestly I don’t like working from home. Feels like being in a prison.
— Wulan (@csi_wulan) January 13, 2016
Contrary to popular belief, working from home is not very glamorous—it’s more like working in silence, straight thru breakfast & lunch.
— Hayley Catt (@HayleyCatt) June 20, 2017
I don’t like working at home alone. Be hearing things… Its too quiet
— PAM (@Pretty_PamIAm) June 19, 2012
» You just can’t get away from the work…
I hate working from home. I can’t mix my home space and my stress work space like this. NEVER AGAIN.
— Neha. (@nehaaav) June 14, 2017
Finally wrapped up the whole weekend’s work. Working from home is not as awesome as it may appear *sigh*
— Chris Madzivhandila (@Chris_AwesomeZA) June 18, 2017
The worst thing about working at home has got to be the complete lack of business hours. They’re all business hours.
— Fallen Woman (@Fallen_Woman) March 19, 2016
» High risk of unhealthy eating…
i hate working at home because i just want to eat all damn day. at least at the office i have to have some sense of restraint.
— Ms. A. Free Bitch (@semibold) April 24, 2017
I hate working from home because I never eat #feedme
— rave grandma ?? (@fingerhandkat) July 7, 2017
» Laziness wins…
I hate working from home .. it makes me want to sleep all day
— ???? (@YaYa__Dior) August 4, 2017
I thought I’d love working from home but I’m over it and miss my routine so much ? I am a lazy slug nowadays #helpme
— Lex (@lexalisms) May 22, 2017
» Inadequate equipment & internet fails…
I don’t know how anyone gets anything done with just one monitor. This is the main reason I hate working from home!
— That Girl (@funnythat) July 25, 2017
Don’t like working at home. Have my work PC set up just so. At home I’ve not got the right software, and not got enough screen real estate.
— Dave Stockdale (@DaveWishesHe) September 30, 2012
Gah! Sometimes I hate working from home – internet acting up doesn’t help my productivity. Attempt 14 to reconnect to work. #FridayFail
— Dr. Anne Gannon (@PhDmom2013) August 11, 2017
» Interruptions from other people…
One of the things I hate working from home is that my mom thinks I am free all day and wants me to do chores in the middle of it.
— Karen. (@KarennRubyyy) July 20, 2017
I really don’t like working from home when both my girls are on summer vacation. I need a secure private sound proof room…
— Harold Williams II (@Piranha24) June 8, 2017
My grandfather and his jazz music are the reason why I don’t like working from home. I hate jazz
— Award Winning DJ (@Madness_Madama) July 21, 2017
Working at home is not difficult because I have a child. It’s difficult because I have a child who wants to sit on top of me. All. The. Time
— Claire Lee (@Claire_Lee) November 1, 2015
» And pets…
Worst thing about working at home: constant checking of documents for extra punctuation added by kitten feet.
— Suzi Gage (@soozaphone) February 18, 2015
Working from home is not without challenges. Someone is having trouble learning patience and dealing with frustration today (hint: not me) pic.twitter.com/EP5cMJrXPI
— David Seater (@dseater) August 14, 2017
I don’t like working from home. My boss is always on my back. pic.twitter.com/cuahFD3gp3
— Lance Burson (@lanceburson) April 21, 2017