Telecommuting is awesome. The biggest upside to our company being bought 2 1/2 yrs ago is the ability to work from home. I don't abuse it and always get a lot more work done (no interruptions) and it's great for big projects. So, with yesterday's 9 incher, that's what I did. Randy works in downtown Boston and they said, hey, if you're not essential, don't come in. He didn't have brain surgery scheduled and neither did I (he's a regional VP and I'm a sales analyst), so we stayed home and did what we needed to get done.
I always feel a little guilty or "weather-wimpy" in storms, but then I think, most employees at my corporation are women, most of them are moms, and most of them stayed home because it was a snow day. Why should I make myself a road hazard, driving like I'm 80, stressing out for over an hour both ways (usually 35 minutes) after spending forever digging the car out from my street space because of the plows, and being all raggedy anyway?
So I did, and The Company had me plugging away online for a full 3 hours more than any of my co-workers that dug out and drove 17-MPH to work. Yay for me, yay for them, and no spin-outs, blow-outs, roll-overs, or road rage!
On another note, we're getting our Next Big Plans for vacation together. We're thinking South America. Bought the Frommer's book and everything. March, which is right after the high season it'll be the beginning of fall there, nice weather and everything. We're either gonna hang north in Equador (Quito is there), Peru, Macchu Picchu and Amazon stuff, or south to Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls (both Argentina), wine country in Argentina, and Lakes Region and Santiago in Chile. If you've been on either route, or know someone who has, any advice? We are excited. Either trip will be fabulous. Probably 14-18 days. Anyone wanna house-sit?
Hope you're having a good week!