What are the disadvantages of working from home?

By Natasha Rivera | Ask Mommy Tasha

Apr 07
What are the Disadvantages of working from home

What are the disadvantages of working from home?

This was our topic in our last Facebook Live in the Work From Home Be Awesome Group.

Watch the video below to find out about the disadvantages of working from home.

Here are the disadvantages of working from home that I talked about in this video:

1)You have to pay for your SSS, Philhealth, and Pag Ibig contributions yourself.

At first you have to get in line to update your status to self employed. And then you have to get in line again to make payments.

I recommend paying them all for a year so it would be less of a hassle.

2) You have to get your own HMO for healthcare

When I started working from home, this was what I was most concerned about.

Me and my children will not have HMO anymore!

So I researched and asked around about the different HMO companies in the Philippines.

May of them were expensive and did not include pre-existing illnesses (this is important to me because both of my sons have asthma).

Luckily I found out about Kaiser. I love that their HMO plans are not expensive and they cover pre-existing illnesses after one year.

The great thing is that they also offer long-term healthcare too so you do not have to worry about healthcare in your senior years.

Watch our webinar about HMO for freelancers and virtual assistants here.

3) No schedule

This could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how you look at it.

The upside is that you won’t have a schedule to follow so it would be virtually impossible for you to be late for work except if you have client meetings.

The downside is that you don’t have a schedule so you can work anytime. Which means it’s not your priority.

Sometimes I get engrossed with watching Hulu that I can’t concentrate on working. Have you watched the new episodes of “The F Word Yet?”

I recommend you have a work schedule so you know when you’ll work and you’ll know when to binge watch on Netflix or Hulu.

4) No ligo (not taking baths everyday)

This disadvantage is mainly for my family. 😀

Sometimes, especially when it’s cold and I won’t be going outside of the house, I intentionally miss a bath for a day.

No one will know except me.

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Do know of any other disadvantages of working from home? Comment below!