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Do Employees Want to Work Remotely?

The beautiful painting in the picture is a Patty Feist.  You can find some of her work at the Tutt Street Gallery.

How are we doing working from home?  As most of you know Carrigan and I have been working from our homes for several years.  Covid did not change the way we operate.

Benefits Canada posted a couple articles surrounding working from home and I found them conflicting.

The post from Oct 30th talked about the majority of people would like to work from home. In fact they would take a pay cut if they were able to work from home.  However, the picture they have attached to the article is not my idea of working from home.

Not everyone has the space to have an office like the picture attached. However, having a desk or table to work at and sitting in a chair is more my idea.  If you look at the Oct 30th article you will understand what I am talking about. At the end of the day employees and myself still need to work and get the job done.

The next article from Benefits Canada posted on November 4th talks about Engaging Employees and the Mental Health of employees working from home.

I can’t imagine how hard it would be to work from home if your spouse is as well. Or you have kids running around.  I find structure works well for us.  We keep regular office hours.

When my Brother worked from home and he was a single Dad, he was able to work late into the night. This allowed him to be available for the kids during the day.  I believe he was a bit exhausted but it provided a good environment for him and his kids.

At the end of the day, working from home works for some people, but I don’t think it is for everyone.  Some people require the structure of an office environment.  While the laundry, dishes, vacuuming, etc continue to wait for your attention.

If anyone would like to talk to us about how we work from home, please contact Glendinning Insurance Services at 250-764-0142.

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