What is there not to like about working from home in your pajamas? Well, a lot if you are choosing to telecommute for all the wrong reasons. First, if you think telecommuting is all about getting to not take a shower and stay in night clothes all day then this might not be for you. Working from home is not a vacation. You will still have to work. If you are overly extroverted, hate your job, or hate people then this telecommuting thing may not be for you. If it were only that easy.
An extroverts worst nightmare
An extrovert is someone who is very social and outgoing. An overly extroverted person would cringe at the thought of not being able to talk to others for a full eight hours or more. There is no water cooler when you are working from home. It's just you and the mouse. Yes, you may need to make calls for work but no more pulling out the wallet to show off the grandbabies. It's a lonely world in the land of telecommuters. If you are overly extroverted this telecommuting thing may not be for you. Go to work and be the life of the office.
You will still hate your job
If you cringe at the thought of going to work every morning you probably hate your job. Guess what? You will still hate it if you work from home. The job doesn't change. Instead of filling up the inbox on your desk they will now fill up your email. Instead of standing behind you and watching your every move, your supervisor will now call you every five minutes to ensure you are actually working. Your physical absence will not stop the micromanagement. Honestly, it may get worse. If you hate your job this telecommuting thing may not be for you. Your best option may be a recruiter.
You will still hate people
Some people just want their space. I won't call them introverted because introverts will still go to the party and hold the wall up. If you hate people you aren't even stepping in the door. Yes, working from home offers solitude but only to an extent. There are still calls to be made to people. You still answer to those people you did when you drove to work. Those people do not go away just because you save on gas. If you hate people this telecommuting thing may not be for you. Customers are people too.
Telecommuting will not change the fact that you are overly extroverted, hate your job, or simply hate people. Do not elect to work from home for any of these reasons. Telecommuting is not for you.