Part of working is having a workspace. Now, with the addition of so many freelancing jobs and entrepreneurs out there, the idea of workspace has changed. No longer is the assumed workspace a cubicle in an office with a computer and phone. The age of technology and the ability to work basically anywhere has created a whole new idea of workspaces.
Every area a person may choose to work comes with pros and cons, so we figured we’d go over the major ones and see how many of you feel the same way:
Pros-comforts of home, food in the fridge, your own WIFI, comfy pants, possible pets to snuggle with.
Cons-it can become lonely, not many opportunities to break out nice clothes while at home, work and home life are no longer disconnected.
Chain coffee shop (Starbucks, Dunkin, Panera, etc.)
Pros-pretty good WIFI, food available, caffeine-a-plenty, possible networking opportunities, ability to be out of the house.
Cons-not everyone is there to do work, that loud guy on the phone talking about his doctors appointment, noise factor, having to feel obligated to buy something to use WIFI.
Mom & Pop coffee shop
Pros-quieter than chain locations, usually a more chic decor which could be inspiring, a different food and drink offering than the standards.
Cons-WIFI usually requires you to awkwardly ask the barista for a password, drinks can be more expensive (at times), may not be open when you need to work.
Shared Space (building you pay rent to have a desk in)
Pros-new age-y and kind of cool to describe to friends as your workspace, comes equipped with phone line, desk, personal email, etc. Allows you to be out among other professionals, only people who are working are there so less mindless distractions.
Cons-can cost you a pretty penny monthly to be there, shared desks can lead to distractions of their own, may remind you of your last five years at that office job you dreaded that also come equip with a desk and phone line.
Personal suggestions-We love WeWork and has plans anywhere from $45 a month to prices in the four and five hundreds, depending on your needs. Their floor plans also offer the ability for small business owners to be next to Fortune 500 companies, pretty neat.
Office (traditional workspace)
Pros-guaranteed seat and space to work, everyone around you is working for the same company so you have people to ask for help, hopefully there is free water or coffee (fingers crossed).
Cons-you may possibly hate your current office job and the idea of sitting in that chair is more torturous than you could ever imagine and you dream of freedom.
Where do you work and what can you say are the pro’s and con’s of working there? Share!
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