Well, it’s official, I’m not going back to the office to work anymore.
And it’s my choosing.
No, I didn’t quit as much as I’ve fully bought in to working remotely. For years, the company has been offering different benefits for those willing to work from home. While I love the zone controlled HVAC in the office as well as many of my colleagues, working from home appears to suit me better. Over the years that the company was offering incentives for those willing to work from home in their own air conditioning, I was reluctant. But having the pandemic smack us around a bit really made that all change fairly quickly. Like everyone else in the company, I was sent home to the safety and security of my HVAC controlled home when it first started. We all thought we’d be back at work quickly but obviously, that just didn’t happen. Instead, I was at home working for about a year. And in that time, I realized that both my work and my life was enriched and elevated by the fact that I was working from home. So I’ve made it official, I’m taking over the guest room at the end of the house permanently. I even had the HVAC company come out to install a ductless heat pump in my new office. I like working cooler than we keep the house so the ductless heat pump allows me to customize the heating and cooling in my new home office. My husband walked into my office a day after the ductless heat pump was installed and he was so impressed. Neither of us realized the power and efficiency that a ductless heat pump delivers.