best places to work from 'home'?
I have worked in an office (OK, cube) for like two decades. But today brings something altogether new, a brave new world for this work-from-home mama. My husband and kids are home on Mondays (probably playing dinosaurs and ice-cream shop right under my desk!) so I find myself in a nearby coffee shop typing away on my laptop to very loud rock music, very worried about hearing my new boss on a cell phone. So, I wonder... where do YOU work when you need to get out of the house to do it?
After a whole hour and 1/2 I'm making a wee list of the key ingredients of an excellent out-of-home non-office:
- Reliable, fast & free wifi,
- Good cell reception,
- Well-placed wall outlets,
- Quiet tunes,
- Supportive staff.
Where, oh where, can I find such a spot - where they actually want me there. And, I need etiquette tips. How much to buy (coffee and a bagel, or just coffee?)? How long to stay? How much to tip? Any spots where you don't have to buy anything (the library, maybe?). Help!