If you are like most people, you work every single day. You might be in a business that requires you to work at a certain place at a certain time. You might be in a business that requires you to work on weekends. You might even be in a business that requires you to work on the phone. You might be in a business that requires you to work from home.
But there is an upside to this whole being in a business that requires you to work from home. For a lot of people, it means you get to work from your room with no distractions and no noise. We’ve found that it’s really, really great for productivity. Our old-school manager who still has his office at home sometimes has to work from his bedroom.
We have found work at home to be much, much easier for us, especially when its a part of your life you’re happy to call your own. But we also like the idea that if you work from home, you have access to your own office and your own computer, which means you can do your own work instead of depending on your employer to do it for you.
We were talking this morning about how companies these days can actually make you work from home. They’ve started offering a number of services and benefits to enable workers to do that. One of the most sought after is the one where you can work at home and still take the family dog with you. They provide a “cafe-like” space to work from home and leave the dog with you when you’re done.
Companies will spend a lot of money on these types of services. There are a lot of benefits to this, but just because they are offering it doesn’t mean they’re not also working to limit your opportunities for work. When you are working from home, you are also working at a lower risk of being fired due to your employer’s need to manage the work environment.
I was just going to include the fact that you can take your dog with you, but that isnt really necessary. The dog will still go with you and be a valuable friend and companion for your family while you’re at work.
I dont feel that shipping is a bad thing. In fact, I’m more inclined to say that shipping is the perfect job. The job has all of the same benefits as working for a corporation, and that is that your job and your paycheck is tied together with a very strong team and a very cohesive, collaborative culture.
Shipping in the real world is a very competitive game, and in reality this is why most people get laid off. When you don’t have a lot of jobs to choose from it only makes sense to try to get as much work into your skills as you can. Shipping companies don’t employ a lot of people because they arent allowed to hire anyone until they have a certain number of employees. This is a good practice but the downside is that it restricts your options.
Shipping companies have the option of hiring a lot of people to do just about any task they need done, and as a result they dont do as many of the tasks they do. Shipping companies also have the option of outsourcing to people who are more efficient. This is more efficient, but you pay more. The point is that while this might be a good business practice for small companies with little competition, it is a bad one for corporations with a lot of competition.
Small companies are so afraid to outsource that they have to hire more people to do the same job. The only way to reduce this cost is to outsource more. And the only way to get more people to do the same task is to have more tasks to do. So by outsourcing to companies like Amazon, Apple, Dell, etc., you reduce the cost of doing the same tasks (including shipping).