BoingBoing brought my attention to an interesting study called “Survey Shows Employees Rate Productivity High, Security and Clothing Low When Working From Home”. This survey studied a wide range of issues covering telecommunters, including what they wore.
All respondents were relaxed about their personal habits when working remotely. While about 39% of respondents of both sexes said they wear sweats while working from home, 12% of males and 7% of females wear nothing at all. In matters of cleanliness, the difference between the sexes was more pointed: 44% of women surveyed said they showered on work-at-home days, as opposed to men, who were slightly more likely to shave (33%) than wash (30%). 18% of men regularly break off to do household tasks such as laundry, dishwashing or dusting whereas many more women — over 38% — found their attention claimed by chores.
Respondents also said they took the opportunity to eat and drink outside standard times (about 35%); listen to music (45%) or watch TV (28%); and 21% of all respondents admitted to sneaking in an afternoon nap. A small percentage of those surveyed (9%) admitted to feelings of guilt about being away from the office. Taking a longer lunch than at the workplace was also relatively rare (12%).
While the survey was small, and not totally reflective of all work-from-home employees, it got me thinking about how I work at home and how other bloggers handle working from home, reliant upon their blogs for income.
So, what are your work habits as a blogger working from home?