The Greatest Disadvantage of Working at Home

While I was doing my tasks at work a few minutes ago, I was surprised to see that my internet connection’s gone. I am left with no choice but to wait. Unfortunately, loading a broadband stick here in our area won’t work since we don’t have a good cellular signal here as well.

This, for me is the greatest disadvantage of working at home. This is something that you don’t have control over and what’s worse is you can’t do anything. You’re stuck, waiting. Or, you call your ISP most often don’t resolve your issue or will just tell you something’s wrong with the connection in your area.

Image source: ASEAN DNA

Back when I was working office based, down-times due to power outage or other technical related issues are a happiness to us but when you work at home, down-times are one of my frustrations. Our internet connection here in the area is unsatisfactory. We even had a nightmare with the ISP before. A few weeks after that, the connection started working fine until this week where it’s just very intermittent.

I wish our country will have a better internet connection. According ASEAN DNA (Facebook), at 3.6 megabytes per second (Mbps), the country lags behind Laos (4.0 Mbps), Indonesia (4.1 Mbps), Myanmar and Brunei (4.9 Mbps), Malaysia (5.5 Mbps) and Cambodia (5.7 Mbps). That’s too far out compared to the average internet speed for the ASEAN region which is 12.4 Mbps (our 4x faster than our current internet speed). Wish ko lang, umangat naman kahit papano.

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