Working from home not all it’s cracked up to be
By Caitlin Coakley There are a lot of things that sound romantic in theory. Working from home is one of them. On paper, it sounds perfect: No set schedule, no morning traffic to contend with, and no need to wear pantyhose to work. However, for the year that I did it, I was miserable. The reality was that for six hours every day I sat at a computer desk, staring at a screen, doing a job that basically amounted to copy-and-pasting the same information over and over again (I was helping develop content for a Q&A website for an online research company).