6 Ugly Scenarios You Might Encounter If You Refuse To Work From Home
There are plenty of people who think that “work-at-home” is not a serious job at all. If it’s not a real job in a physical sense, then there’s no real money on it.
To be honest, I consider those who believe in such a notion to be digitally antagonistic and narrow-minded. I’m hoping you as a reader of my blog are not one of those people. If you are, let’s have a look at the following scenarios that a daily commuting worker might possibly get entangled with.
I’m just having this thought that maybe, you like being situated in any of these:
1. Rushing in every morning
You had a rough night. You went partying with your friends, you came home late, and you had difficulty sleeping. When you wake up, you had this severe pain in your head.
You want to stay in bed so bad… but you realized you need to go to work because of some deadlines that you have to comply with. In the fastest way that you can, you gear yourself up for work.
A few minutes more, and you’ll be late, so you walk speedily towards the bus station where there are lots of people too who appear to be more in a hurry than you are.
You ran towards the already moving bus, trying so bad to be on board but the driver doesn’t even look at you, he is busy giving hand signals to the others who want to get into his bus as well.
You are left in dismay and in frustration. You have no choice but to wait for the next bus, which could still be plenty of minutes away. You will be late again for today, and you find it hard to accept that on this day, there will be another salary deduction which is already the 7th one this month.
Ponder upon this illustration:
This data supported by Forbes and Statista, 2 reliable internet sources proves that people from varying age brackets do show up disturbingly late for work on a weekly or monthly basis.
Though it appears that older people are often the prime suspects of this problem, such an attitude could be passed on to the younger ones as well, if they don’t resolve their tardiness habits early on.
This is a serious problem. Do you like being a part of it?
2. Getting exposed to pollution
You managed to swim into the sea of commuters who also struggle so hard to get into the next bus. You hate standing throughout the trip, but you have no choice, you’ll miss half of your work shift if you don’t take this one, so you decided to forego the comfort of sitting on a cushioned bus seat at least for this morning.
Most of the people who are standing as well, or those sitting next to you are freshly bathed, so foul scents are not a problem yet. But you can’t avoid thinking about that problem as you go home early this evening.
When you look outside the bus window, you can’t help but notice the smoke-belching acts that the other passing vehicles are doing. You want to cover the breathing and inhaling mechanisms of your body, you reach out for your handkerchief only to find out that you forgot to bring any… you missed it out as you hurried along.
Then there’s another setback, you already start to feel a bit lightheaded due to lack of sleep. This will be a day in which you need to drag yourself through your working tasks – a thought that makes you frown heavily while still being in the early part of the day.
If only this pollution could go away, at least for a few minutes during this trip. But here’s a fact – pollution is not going away. It has been a problem for many decades already in this industry-filled generation of hours.
If we ponder on this illustration, we can somehow figure out the possible physical problems that we might accumulate as we commute to work every day:
Traveling to work every day does pose serious health issues. You don’t like putting that gorgeous body of yours to be rotten by illness, do you?
3. Getting into accidents
Due to that light-headedness you feel, you close your eyes for a few moments to somehow relieve the problem. All of a sudden, you feel like someone pushed you from behind, you find yourself on your knees as if you’re being mind-controlled into praying to a divine entity who appeared in front of you.
You figured out you were not pushed at all, the bus went into a split-second halt because the driver wanted to avoid bumping into another bus ahead.
You’re grateful there’s no accident, but you begin to wonder if this luck is just a short-lived one. What if there is another unforeseen commuting hurdle in the next few miles?
Let me show you the likelihood of getting into accidents:
With the above stats, you can’t help but think, accidents are really ever-present outcomes as workers like you embark on everyday commuting. Do you like the idea of risking yourself to the dangers of commuting accidents?
4. Overspending your income
You managed to pull yourself through the first half of your work shift, it’s time to hit the nearest eatery stall for lunch. The food is cheap there, so you regularly pick the spot because you want to avoid eating extravagantly.
There are bills to pay, so the need to save is something that nags on you ever so constantly.
But a great surge of temptation suddenly appears – your workmates pull your arms literally so you can go along with them… to a relatively expensive restaurant.
You instantly comply, after all, you need something to keep you energized and motivated to get you to the rest of the day. The next half of your work shift is the hardest part, so why deprive yourself of the delicious delicacy that a great food establishment can provide?
When you’re done with your lunch-munch, you realized something gruesome – you just spent more than half of your salary for today. You frown, but you have to pay for what you’ve eaten.
You suddenly remember that you’ve already overspent a lot for this week not just on food, but on other expenses as well. Although you’ve just eaten a delicious meal, you have this feeling that maybe, you should just have skipped lunch.
Overspending is a rampant act committed by many workers regardless of their legal status. It is one of the reasons why most career people experience financial constraints for extended durations.
I’m not American, why would I be worried about what this data presents? You may say that, but regardless of where you work and in what nationality you belong to, there will always be temptations to pour out your finances into inappropriate funnels.
Are you sure you don’t spend on unnecessary stuff as you report to work every day?
5. Getting entangled with criminals
You smile, you want to be merry. The work shift is done, it’s time to go home. While walking toward the bus station, you witness something frightening: an elderly lady struggles to pull back her bag from a mugger. To make a quick getaway, the latter deposited a frontal kick to the lady’s belly, sending her flatly to the pavement.
The mugger is gone in a few seconds, you want to give instant, but you’re too shocked to even react. It’s a good thing that there are other bystanders who rushed to the lady’s aid.
You suddenly had this thought: “What if this happens to me tomorrow? Or the day after?”
Depending on where you live, the problem of getting mugged or robbed in busy streets is also a serious problem. Take a look at this:
If 4 of today’s 10 typical crime problems are theft-related, then maybe we should consider avoiding the streets at dusk times. Being mugged is an undesirable scenario. Nobody ever likes it. That includes you, right?
6. Not having enough love for your family
You give out a sigh of relief, you got home safely. You’re a bit tired, but you need to eat, so you get yourself ready to cook a quick meal for dinner. As you do so, you hear a husband-wife argument in the apartment unit next to yours.
“You’re barely home. How can you expect to be called as a good father when I get to deliver this baby in a few weeks?” the wife blurts.
“You have to understand honey, I need to render extended work hours so I can give a bigger set of finances for this family!” the husband retorts.
Thankfully for you, you’re a single career person who only fends for yourself and needs only to earn a little for the next months or years.
But you begin to think, “What could I possibly offer to my life partner and to my future kids with this current job I’m having? Am I worthy enough of giving them the suitable love and affection that’s needed?”
As you go on cooking your dinner, you suddenly remember your parents and your siblings. It’s been more than half a year since you visited them.
What if they get sick? What if you get sick? Who will take care of them? Who will take care of you? Are you sure you’re giving them enough love considering that it is your innate obligation?
You think about your job as your main reason why you can’t visit them that often. But is that a reason? Or just an excuse? “If only I can live near them, or with them, it would be better,” Your mind tells you. But it’s simply not possible, your workplace is thousands of miles away.
You know of an option to solve that problem: grabbing an online job and working at home. But you dislike the idea because maybe… you’re a career social elitist… you love the idea of standing out visibly where people are known to frequent in a corporate setting.
While eating, you browse on a couple of your social media accounts. You stumble upon a piece of sad news: A friend’s mom just died, and the sad fact about it is that your friend wasn’t there during her mom’s last bedridden days because she was in a remote city, busily working on her fledgling career.
Do you like dealing with the above-mentioned scenarios? You don’t! Right? Then get an online job you lazy son/daughter of…
Chill reader, I’m just trying to humor you. For what it’s worth, read this too, so will be enlightened even more if you truly want to work at home or not.
Hope you had fun reading this inasmuch as I had great fun writing this.
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