7 Things You Will Hate About Working From Home

Updated on: by Miranda Grimm

Seven ways working from home just sucks.Working from home is all sparkles and sunshine. There isn’t a boss watching over your shoulder and the coffee pot could seriously be plugged in and sitting on your desk! You can wear your pajamas to work, or work naked if you want. Your boss totally rocks and you don’t have to deal with road rage to get to your office.

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Is your mind blown yet? Yeah working from home is pretty awesome. But there are also some reasons to hate it. Here are seven reasons that working from home kind of sucks.


1. That Look

That look you get when someone finds out you work from home. You won’t be able to tell if it’s a look of disappointment, confusion or if they really need to get to a bathroom. The concept of working online, from home, confuses a lot of people. Some don’t understand how it’s possible and others think you aren’t really working.

2. Computers are Expensive and Confusing

Buying your own computer sucks. Unless you’re a techy geek, understanding what is really needed to get a good computer is confusing. Not to mention- computers and other equipment such as software is expensive. It’s a good thing it is all tax-deductible.

3. Cats are Weird

Your pets will become annoying. Your dog wants to sit on your feet and your cat wants to lay across your keyboard. Then, the dog wants to play. The cat gets annoyed and starts pushing your coffee cup toward the edge of the desk- nearly knocking it off. And you thought working from home would do your pets some good.

4. Did you Shower Today?

The work at home lifestyle often allows you the flexibility to roll out of bed and sit straight down at the computer. Although you have full intentions of keeping a regular schedule- you find yourself sitting in your pajamas at three oclock. Coffee breath plus morning breath is just sick…it’s sick.

5. Who’s Knocking?

Sometimes your family and friends forget that you work from home…since you are logged into facebook all day. It can come as a surprise to hear a knock at the door. Your flexible schedule says this is okay and you need a break. But your newfound lack of routine reminds you you’re still in your pajamas.

6. Freelance Fifteen

If you don’t keep a good eye on yourself, you will gain weight working from home. Snacking is a killer and it is a mindless habit. Pair the junk food cravings with sitting behind a computer most of the day- you are bound to put on a few pounds. It’s a good thing sweat pants are the perfect attire for your career.

7. Self-Control

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Admit it. When you worked in an office, there were days you would do anything to stay home and lay in bed. I  bet you even called in sick a few times just because you didn’t feel like going to work. When work is across the house rather than across town- it can be easy to dip out. Even when you have good intentions- Facebook and Funny Cat Videos are persistently distracting. So are naps.

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June 10, 2014 at 5:51 am

That’s one of the reasons I like working from home for Apptical – when you work as an employee you don’t have as many of these problems…plus it forces me to keep a schedule so I have to get up and shower :).

Leisa Good

June 10, 2014 at 9:45 am

This is a great post! I loved the some of the clips. Good point, Erica. I know several people who have chosen to go from a work-at-home IC to a work-at-home employee.


June 10, 2014 at 10:42 am

! Every one of them! hilarious! thanks for the laugh today 🙂

Lisa Mills

June 10, 2014 at 12:17 pm

I can definitely relate to the “Freelance 15.” Unfortunately, my number is higher. 🙁

Jessica Weaver

June 10, 2014 at 9:34 pm

I agree with Lisa– my freelance fifteen is more like 30


June 11, 2014 at 1:45 am

Oh my goodness… I’m in tears laughing!! This is hilarious, yet so true!


June 15, 2014 at 12:29 pm

OMG. The LOOK!! And the couple it with she just posted a blog post on Facebook so that means that she is done for the day, so, of course, I should call…and be slightly offended that she didn’t pick up.


June 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm

OMG this is so true and the sad part is it is almost 3 o’clock and I am still in my jammies !!!! Great post !

Jay Kapor

June 27, 2014 at 8:42 am

ha ha your posts are awesome and fanny. I have enjoyed a lot of.