Working From Home May Not Be All it's Cracked Up To Be


If your dream job is working from home, a new study done by the U-N says it could turn out to be more of a nightmare. People in fifteen countries, including here in the U-S, who work away from their office reported more stress and higher instances of insomnia.

The study done by the International Labor Union found 41 percent of highly mobile employees said they felt some stress, while it was only 25 percent for office workers. A full 42 percent of people who always work from home or from multiple locations reported suffering from insomnia, compared to 29 percent for people who work at their employer's site.

Workplace culture expert and author Steve Klein tells KTRH before you decide to tele-comute, have predetermined hours, including a lunch break setup with your boss. Also make sure your family understand and respects your work schedule,

In some countries more than others, such as India, employers did not like letting employees work remotely because it gives up an element of control. The study also concluded that the best way to reduce added stress that working at home seems to bring is to only do it two to three days a week.


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