Working from Home
By melinchina on Sep 20, 2007
I blogged recently that my team moved to a Work From Home program. It's a wonderful program that allows people to work for Sun regardless of where they live, it lets people be home for a really special moment that they would have missed if they'd been working in the office, it lets them take a picture of the wildlife that passes outside the window of their home office, and of course it lets them take conference calls while wearing their pajamas.
The problem was, I hated it.
I gave it 2 months and with each passing day I hated it more.
I missed the face-to-face contact with other people. I missed the bright lights and the big whiteboards and even the office coffee machine.
And I'm an introvert. I was supposed to be OK at home, drawing energy from within and all.
So a couple of weeks ago I moved back to a regular Sun office.
And that's the cool thing about Sun as an employer - we're flexible. If you want to work at home, we'll make that possible. And if you want to drink the office coffee under harsh lighting like me, we can make that happen too.