Response to 'No' - A Medium Article

17 Jul 15 - 10:23

In response to No

I’m in two minds about this. Fortunately there are no two people who want the same thing out of life, but we do need to understand that there are others who see life very differently to the way we do.

I feel the article misses this point a little. There is a lot of negativety about ‘Office’ life, but this is coming from a person who inherintly doesn’t like it. i.e. They’ll always bash it no matter what.

Clients, dress code, friendliness etc is all part of managing your own emotions and delivering a good service to somebody. Whether you’re working from home or working in an office, the minute you need to visit a client or deal with them, your best foot better be forward if you hope to receive business from them.

It’s about the respect for them and the respect for yourself. I don’t think this has anything to do with the Office life. As you quite correctly say, life is about doing something that you love.

For instance, I will quite comfortably work from 05h00 to 18h00 every day for a month on a project that I love (and I do so regularly) than be sucked into a life draining (for me) job from 9–5. I will work both from home and from an office. Both have their own benefits. It’s all about seeing what is right for you.

With regards to stress. This I again believe is up to how well you manage yourself and your emotions. If you let things affect you, they will. If you’re mature enough to see the situation for what it is and what you need to do to repair it, you’ll be a hell of a lot less stressed.

This is my 5c worth of input.