People Who Work from Home Work Seven More Hours a Week Than People in Offices
Plenty of surveys have shown that people who work in offices DREAM of working from home. Rolling out of bed two minutes before you clock in, working in your pajamas, having "The Chew" on in the background, it all sounds great. But just know this. It's not the miracle you think it is.
A study out of the University of Texas at Austin found that most telecommuters actually work MORE than the rest of their coworkers. About five to seven hours more per week. Over the course of a year, that means you're working an extra 245 to 343 hours, or anywhere from 31 to 43 more total eight-hour work days. That's at least an extra MONTH of work, just for the right to work near your refrigerator.
The main reason for it is that regular office workers can generally stop working once they leave the office, telecommuters can't, because technically they're ALWAYS at the office.
(University of Texas)