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How many IT people work from home?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Rob1234, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Rob1234

    Rob1234 Megabyte Poster

    Just wondered how many people here work from home and if so how many times a week?
    Certifications: A few.
  2. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    A lot who work for my company work from home, some almost all the time. I work in an office and wouldn't really thank you for a home based job as I enjoy the banter and like to have a distinction between work and home.
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  3. SimonD

    SimonD Terabyte Poster Moderator

    I used to work at least 1 day a week from home until very recently when a new manager came in and changed it, I think that working from home at least once a week was great because it meant I didn't commute for those 5 \ 6 hours that day and could spend time with family.

    I also found I actually got more work done as well because I had less interruptions but hey ho.
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  4. Sparky
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    Sparky Zettabyte Poster Moderator

    I work from home when I get home from work. Not the best.

    I get the occasional day working from home which helps…. :)
    Certifications: MSc MCSE MCSA:M MCSA:S MCITP:EA MCTS(x5) Security+ Network+ A+
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  5. jk2447

    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

    Good shout, when does it ever end! I now have two sayings due to work. Off and off off, off being out of work but probably doing a few hours OT. Off off is when im completely off work and not on call.
    Certifications: BSc (Hons), HND IT, HND Computing, ITIL-F, MBCS CITP, MCP (270,290,291,293,294,298,299,410,411,412) MCTS (401,620,624,652) MCSA:Security, MCSE: Security, Security+, CPTS, VCP4, CCA (XenApp6.5), MCSA 2012, VCP5, VCP6-NV
  6. Shinigami

    Shinigami Megabyte Poster

    Now and then if the customer doesn't mind and the work involved is distance based (documentation/research, etc...).

    Sometimes just 1 day a week (or less), and occasionally an entire week or nearly. Holiday seasons (summer/winter) result in most work done from home. Sometimes it involves self-study. Probably on average 1.5 days a week I'd say. This week however it's none...
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  7. ade1982

    ade1982 Megabyte Poster Forum Leader

    Must be a Micky Flanagan fan then ;)
  8. Monkeychops

    Monkeychops Kilobyte Poster

    In my last job I used to do 2 days in the office and 3 at home, office was 100 miles away and used to just drive up and back the same day.

    Current job the client account I'm on wanted me in the office 2 days a week so as that's a bit further I drive up and stay over night (at the clients expense :) ), so usually again spend 2 days inc overnight in the office and 3 days at home.

    Occasionally if I've got a particular piece of work on and need to be face to face with people then I'll spend an extra day up there but only had to do that 2 or 3 times in 6 months.

    It's a good balance for me, where I live decent jobs are few and far between so if I want to further my career I have to take a job further afield. I've done the whole living away all week thing and it's not for me for various reasons, this way I get to spend a lot of time at home, live where I do, yet still have a very good job.

    Only downside is at the moment in our house I don't have a dedicated work space or office room which is annoying, but we'll be moving to a bigger place soon which will sort that out.
  9. S2sourcing

    S2sourcing New Member

    There are many I.T Independent Contractors that work from home. If you are interested in this type of opportunity I would definitely check out <spam>
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  10. jvanassen

    jvanassen Kilobyte Poster

    My boss allowed me to add myself to the VPN users list this week and i set it up on my home computer and straight away ive been having to use it for various issues with our company in the evenings. Happy but sad! lol
    Certifications: CompTIA A+, Network+, CCENT
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  11. Gav

    Gav Kilobyte Poster

    My home PC automatically establishes a VPN session when I login.

    'nuff said?

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