This is a small tangent from my usual family musings, but it’s something cool happening in our community that may be of interest.
Here’s my deal. I work part-time for a few companies. I’ve had the luxury of consistent contract work for the past maaaaaaany years. I’ve, primarily, worked from home since 2000. A lot of folks think it’s the holy grail. I get to have a career, as well as stay home with my children.
I thank my lucky stars all the time for the ginormous amount of flexibility I’m granted. That allows me to volunteer in the classroom, be home after school (most days), do laundry while I’m working, and a smattering of other things. The downside is that when you work in the online world, the internet never stops. Thus, my work is always there waiting for me and there’s little time in a day when I’m not working for someone. Another downside is that I’m rarely surrounded by my team. Plus, when you don’t have a conference room or office somewhere other than your house, where do you meet your associates? I’ll tell you where – loud coffee shops that inhibit conversation.
Until this point, there was no solution. It didn’t make sense to get my own office outside of my house. It was too expensive and the terms of committment were not agreeable. So what’s changed? CoworkMYR is coming to town, baby!
So how does cowork..well…work? It’ll be filled with people like me. Perhaps some folks in start-ups. Maybe contractors in other online industries. I’m hoping there are some creative types like photographers or graphic artists. I’m a heck of a baker and a nice plate of cookies might just equal a stock photo or two. Just sayin’.
I’m throwing this out there because I know there are loads of other parents out there like me. An office will give me a place to meet with my business associates. In my case, it’ll bring one of my teams together in one place for easy collaboration and communication. It’ll give me a place to, essentially, clock in and out of. I won’t be distracted by the phone, a Bravo marathon of the Real Housewives of Somewhere, or that junk drawer that needs organizing.
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