Have you been able to keep your job during this pandemic? While there has been a record number of those collecting unemployment benefits in the United States over the past few months, there have also been a large number of employees who have fortunately been able to continue their work from home. If that’s been the case for you, or if you are considering whether or not to accept a job that will allow you to work from home, we have some things you could keep in mind.
When you work from an office, there are a good number of services and resources used that incur a cost, and that cost is usually absorbed by the company as overhead expenses. However, now that you’re working from home, those costs are being absorbed by you! Water, electricity, internet bandwidth, and wear and tear on your home may all mean an increased expense every month. These “hidden costs” may well be worth discussing with your employer.