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anyone here ever try "coding from home?"

This is a discussion on anyone here ever try "coding from home?" within the Tech Board forums, part of the Community Boards category; Is this even a viable option? Not that I have the skills to do so yet......

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    Wink anyone here ever try "coding from home?"

    Is this even a viable option?

    Not that I have the skills to do so yet...

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    I do not think that this is a C question If i were you i would post it in the tech board,or better yet in the general discussions thread!

    -Are there such threads?
    -Of course there are,just go to Forum and scroll down a bit :-)

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    Can you perhaps elaborate on what you're asking?

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    Well, at this point, I'm talking particularly about C programming, so I think this board is right. Also, coding from home = work from home.

    Thanks.

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    Your question is to open ended to most people on this board.

    I have code at home most of my life. Not being paid for most of the coding.

    You might wish to expand on your question.

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    I can occasionally do C programming for work at home, though my job doesn't require it very often. But I still have to make hours at work - coding at home, when it happens, is just a little bit of overtime here and there.

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    Yes - I work from home.

    As long as your workplace provides you with all the tools you need, you can prove that you have a safe working environment, and most importantly you are self motivated - It shouldn't be a problem.

    I had to have the room I work in Audited for safety requirements, after that it's been great!
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    For every argument in favor of working from home, both the employee's and employer's perspective, there is an equally convincing argument for the opposite. It depends critically on many factors.

    I don't personally enjoy it, because I know from experience that working at home feels bizarre and taints my attitude toward my own living space. I have a constant sensation that I'm being "bad" and that those in the office are being "responsible." (Unless I'm working at home on the weekend because something is urgent -- in that case I feel high and mighty, but that has only happened a couple times.) It's too easy to become less and less productive without realizing it (or, if I do realize it, maybe I don't admit it to myself) -- translate as "too much fiddling around". And I feel disconnected from my team members -- I am better at communicating face-to-face where I can write on a board or point at something on a screen. It is difficult to attend meetings via phone and team members are frustrated by it when the phone system sucks.

    But I know people who claim to be insanely productive working at home.
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    I have the option to work from home if I want to, and my job involves a reasonable amount of coding, so I guess I can "code from home"

    I tend not to though, for the same reasons that brewbuck said. I tend to procrastinate a lot more at home than in the office, roam around, have a look around the house, water the plants......
    Mostly it just feels wrong -- I like to keep work and life separate. I guess people who work from home regularly probably make sure they have that work/home divide. I also know people who swear by it... I think it also depends on the office you work in. I work in a really really quiet office, so it's easy to stay focused.

    Anyway - I initially read the question as being about making a living from freelance coding. Proper "work from home" not answering to anyone. I wouldn't know about that -- I've occasionally looked at the projects on Topcoder, but didn't see many in C/C++. It's probably possible, but if I wanted to purely code from home I think I'd rather have a genius idea to implement. Still waiting for that genius idea to pop up....

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