As the pandemic goes on, more and more businesses have been encouraging their employees to work from home. Like most things in life, there are some costs to consider when it comes to working from home.
First, think about the expense of time that may be required. While it’s true that you may have had a little more “water cooler” time when working from an office, there are plenty of distractions in a home environment that can cost you time – even simple things like making your own lunch instead of picking something up from a restaurant.
Second, there may be a considerably increased cost of utilities and wear and tear at your home. These costs were likely just considered “overhead” expenses when you worked from an office.
Third, you may be paying a price when it comes to the effect of working from home on your body. Many employees were quickly moved into a home environment, and their work setup may not be ergonomically ideal.