Where is the saving?
We're not all car driving, car park using, readymade sandwich eating, shopaholics..
It's costing me money to work at home
Paying to boil the water for hot drinks
Paying for electricity to power the laptop, 2 large screens and dock
Extra water usage ( drinking , loo flushing, hand washing)
Keeping the heating on during the day
Soap - hand washing before eating ( every little cost adds up)
Paying to light my office - extra electricity and the LEDs will wear out sooner
Extra wear and tear - carpet in my office ( those chair castors soon fsck up a nice carpet), stair carpet, kitchen fixtures and fittings ( eg: kettle, )
I used to walk or cycle to work and I'd make my own lunches. Could someone from Deutsche Bank explain how I am better off being forced to work at home for the last 9 months?
OK - I know in the UK I can claim my £6/week tax free from my employer ( yeah - try that with a huge public organsiation) or ask HMRC to adjust my tax code accordingly. I'm also saving a small amount on shoe wear & tear and the chain and tyres on my bike might last a bit longer.