Having given the trust to handle 8 hotels in just 6 months is enough to motivate me to do better and better. Being recognized and appreciated all the time is a great feeling. Whenever I look back to the times when I used to commute back and forth to get to the office on time, I just smile and tell myself “Good thing I readily ditched my office-based job when I felt the need to, otherwise, I would still be one of those who whines every day how traffic affects their daily commute experiences.”
If you work with a flexible schedule, it’s vital to arrange your day painstakingly. Ask yourself how long do you plan to function that day? In my case, I work with a fixed schedule as if I still work and function in a corporate world with the difference that I work from home from 1-10pm during Summer time and back to our normal schedule 2-11pm, with weekend off, Philippine holidays, and birthday leave. No complaints. I can still do my errands in the morning and attend to PTAs whenever needed.
During the time when the girls need my assistance in completing their homework, I just let them sit beside me, guide them, and still carry on with what I am currently working on.
When one of them falls sick, I don’t need to worry. I can still watch over them and continue working. No need to file a leave just to be with them. You know kids tend to get more clingy when sick.
If there’s one interruption that I hate the most is when there is a whole day power outage in my area. Now this is the advantage when you work from home/remotely, for as long as there is an Internet connection and you have your laptop with you, you are good to GO, literally, GO anywhere where there is a WIFI connection. And I thank the owner of Retro Throwback Cafe for being so considerate sparing me a table their Cafe each time there is a power interruption in my area. It could get a little costly for me but it serves as a breather to work in a different environment once in a while. As long as I am powered by a cup of coffee, I’m good.
Others may still don’t get this set-up, but who cares? We still get questions like “Do they really pay?” and things alike. As the saying goes “At the end of the day, you are solely responsible for your success and your failure.” Despite the possible little challenges, I still love my online job!