The world has changed since the pandemic and most people are choosing flexibility and remote working as a way to earn an income. Cutting out the commute and being able to work from your home can often be much more comfortable and much more flexible than you think.

Not only can you choose a work from home start up business if you want to go that way, but many employers are now allowing flexible working to continue. Yes, there seem to be a lot of calls in the news for people to get back to the office, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that that will be you. Life can be unpredictable and there will be times where you’ll need to request to work from home even if you do work at an office. With that in mind, we’ve put together a list of excellent reasons that you should use to be able to continue to work from home whether at the last minute or not.

  • One of your family members is sick. Whether you’ve got kids at home, or an elderly parent, if somebody in your family gets sick it can really help to be able to continue working from home especially if you live somewhere that doesn’t guarantee you sick leave. In a perfect world, you’ll be able to have sick leave entitlements at any point, but that doesn’t often happen. While you may need to be at home to supervise children who are vomiting or an elderly parent who needs an extra hand, you can still work while you are at home so that you don’t have to take any leave paid or unpaid.
  • You have a delivery coming. Let’s say you bought yourself a new oven and there is a specific day that the engineer is going to come to fit it. That alone is good enough of a reason to be able to work from home. Not only do you not need to have your oven left on the doorstep, but you’ll need to let the engineer in to connect the gas. The best thing you can do is work from home and wait for delivery and let the engineer. It doesn’t have to be a big deal either, because most employers understand that just because you work from 9:00 until five doesn’t mean that companies will work around that.
  • There are public transport strikes. This happens often, and if bus or train and tram drivers decide to strike for more pay or for better working conditions, there may not be a way for you to get to work on time. It’s not always practical to hire a car on short notice and you can guarantee your employers are not going to pay that for you. Rideshare companies can become very expensive and again, your employer is likely to leave you to pay that yourself. Working from home then becomes a more sensible option.

Whether you’re starting a business or you’re working for somebody else, working from home is always going to be a sane option.