Sis used to work at an MNC that allows her to work from home, literally everyday. But apart from the days she feels unwell, I’ve never seen her work from home. Once, I asked her why and she said she doesn’t like working from home.
Now that I’m working from home, I realized I prefer to go to the office as well, except I don’t have an office to go to. It’s a different story doing freelance work from home and working for a company from home. I have no problems working from home as a freelancer. And while I enjoy the freedom, I feel like I’m missing out on a lot of things like the chance to bond with colleagues. Especially since I don’t speak Korean, I don’t know what’s going on with the largely Korean text over online platforms. But at the same time, I think it’s good practice for me. I just need to put in the effort to read and use the dictionary, except that a Taiwanese colleague who speaks Korean once told me, “the language they use in the chat room cannot be machine translated.”
Oh well, fun!
I guess what I really want is not to work from home, but the option to work from home. Now that my office is in Korea, I don’t have the option to work from home; I can only work from home (although I can go some cafe but that’s not the point). As Rachel would say when Phoebe tells her “you don’t hunt…”
“Well, I’d like to have the option.” (←haven’t made a F.R.I.E.N.D.S reference in a while)
There’s just no pleasing people, is there?