Let it Snow!

Published January 18, 2019

One advantage of working at home is not having to commute to work in the snow. I’ve had jobs where it would take me hours to get to work when it snowed, just to sit at a different desk with a different phone and computer to do work that I could have finished already at home.

If your job consists mainly of going to meetings instead of doing actual work, I guess you need to be there. If you do any kind of work where quiet, concentration and solitude are assets, you’d probably be more productive at home regardless of weather or commute. As noted in Corporate Crap, research indicates that productivity is greatest when people work at home. But I digress.

As someone who does work at home, I absolutely love snowstorms. The weatherman is calling for lots of snow starting this afternoon and I find myself looking forward to it. There is something about the falling snow piling up silently outside that seems to muffle the din of the whole outside world while trapping one inside to focus on whatever one’s heart chooses.

I’ve learned that the only thing I really don’t like about snow is driving in it. For you commuters, I am not trying to rub it in. You have my sympathies. I have been there. Tonight’s rush hour promises to be challenging.

For me, let it snow!