I raised this topic on my Facebook page and we’ve had some great discussion over it. Thought I would bring it here and encourage you to comment on my blog below.
Has working at home blurred your boundaries when it comes to working on week days or weekends?
I have noticed a number of seminars, conferences, webinars now being held on Saturdays and Sundays. While I know that AVAC is held on a Friday/Saturday, I wouldn’t dream of encroaching on an entire weekend for a work related event. After all, didn’t we start working at home to be there for our families more?
For me personally, at the start, it was about being available to my whole family, husband and daughters. We always had weekend activities and while I would have done client work in and around those activities, I just did not book myself into events that were held over weekends, where it would mean I didn’t see my family, except maybe in the evenings. The girls are grown now, and left home, and all that remains are the fur babies, to keep my husband and I company. But he works Mondays-Fridays and weekends are the only time we get to spend together in daylight hours. Why would I want to book myself into the numerous events that are now popping up on weekends? If they were being held on weekdays, then yes, I could possibly be interested, and I have been in the past. But weekends are valuable to me and I reserve them for family and personal time.
What are your thoughts?