WAH Moments: Flexible time

One of the things I was lucky enough to get when I was still a corporate rat was a flexible time schedule. I am a night person. I function well at night. I can think straight when dusk sets in. So I always made it a point to ask for a flexible time schedule from my bosses. And I was lucky enough to get it.

Typical Filipino office time starts at 8 or 8:30 in the morning and it normally ends at 5pm onwards, depending on the 8 hours required by most companies. Since I live in Quezon City and traffic in the morning is horrible, I need to allot at least 2 hours travel time going to Makati City. If you take the MRT, you can slash 30 minutes from the travel time. Now if I want to come in on time by say 8am, I need to be able to get out of the house by 6am. Since I am a wash-and-wear type of person, I just need an hour tops to prepare for work. With that time frame, I need to wake up around 5am. Now that I cannot do.

That is the reason I ask for a flexible time schedule. I could wake up around 8am, be ready before 9am and be in the around 10am since it’s past the rush hour. I stay until 8 or 9 in the evening and go home past the rush hour.

Now that I work at home, of course, rush hour is something I am not worried about anymore. I work in a flexible time schedule that I really love. I know the best time of the day that I am productive. I know when I am least effective in coming up with ideas.

And the best thing about working at home?

I need not keep looking at the clock to check if it’s time for me to go home already. I’m always home! πŸ˜€