Now that we’re a few months into this pandemic, have you noticed any difference in your monthly expenses? Most people who have been sheltering in their homes – but especially those who are working from home – have probably noticed that their monthly expenses have been increasing.
These costs, which are usually absorbed by a person’s employer as overhead for running an office or other shared workplace, have perhaps been unexpected by most people who are now working from home. You may be seeing extensive wear and tear on your home’s finishes, or a much greater use in your utilities like water, gas, and electric. On top of that, most office workers who have transitioned to a home office have been faced with an “ad-hoc” workspace, which is likely far from ergonomic.
Likely, you are already aware of such “hidden costs” to working from home. In some cases, your employer may help to compensate for these additional expenses.