Nicola Davison is able to work from home relying on her computers and telephones to get the job done. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Nicola Davison is able to work from home relying on her computers and telephones to get the job done. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

Stay at home newspaper editor gets the job done

YEPPOON'S Nicola Davison reckons life is far more flexible for those who work from home.

Mrs Davison, who is the print editor of The Gladstone Observer, has been working from home for two years and highly recommends it.

"I've worked in one-man reporting offices and in newsrooms with large staff. So I've worked in both. I find I'm quite able to do my job from home. Some ways it's more productive, with fewer interruptions."

But this is not the case for everyone. The CEO of Yahoo has just banned employees from working at home.

Marissa Mayer told staff they must work in the office and if they can't, then they should quit. The 37-year-old has lead by example and even had a nursery built in her office to care for her six-month-old son.

Mrs Davison, who is pregnant, doesn't quite agree.

"There are studies that have been done that show people who work at home, are more productive, and are more satisfied. I would recommend it to people, even for just one day a week.

"Bosses have kids and sometimes they work from home."

"It is a balance, I think bosses understand that"

The Yeppoon resident said it has to be the right personality, because it doesn't suit everybody.

"Working at home might not be for a new employee, you would have to see what their work ethic is like, and productivity.

"You have to be contactable, encourage people to call and email you and you have to do the same.

"I use Skype as well as Google Chat."

Top 10 Benefits of Working from Home

1) Work/home balance

2) Save gas

3) Avoid traffic

4) More productive

5) Less distractions

6) Eliminate long commute

7) Quieter atmosphere

8) Less stressful environment

9) More time with family

10) Environmentally friendly

Source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinkruse/2012/12/18/benefits-working-from-home/


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