I just landed a remote job. What are the best practices for working at home in my TCC apartment?

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Alight West Tenn Apartments are just over a mile from the Tallahassee Community College campus. The apartments feature A+ study rooms and weekly resident activities; you can enjoy an active social life, keep up with your classes and easily work from home.

Congratulations on the new job! Since Covid-19, many more people have landed or moved to remote work for their jobs. As with anything, there are many pros and cons to working from home, and we are here to help you with the best practices for working at home from your apartment near Tallahassee Community College.


First on your list to prepare for your new work from home position is to find and prepare your apartment work area. Whether you will be working on a computer or telephone, you will want a designated space for your work. Add a desk in your TCC apartment bedroom if you have roommates or if you live solo, maybe a spot in your living room or dining area. Think of tools you may need, including a phone, computer, internet, storage space, or office supplies. Make sure you have everything you need to start your first day off on the right foot.


Finding a schedule that works for you between your classes at Tallahassee Community College and your new remote job is crucial to your success. If your work schedule is decided in advance and you know what hours you need to work, it is easier for you to plan your schedule. If you have flexibility on the time you need to dedicate on your job, we suggest you outline a sample routine in advance. That doesn't mean you can't adjust your routine as you go along and find what works best for you. A good routine just helps set you up for success and enables you to complete your work without any added stress.


Many people think you can wake up, stumble out in your pajamas, and get started when you work from home. And this may be true in some cases, but the likely chance that this would be fun and lasting work is slim. Working from home means no commute, so you may want to use some of your time in the morning that you save as commute time and workout instead. If your TCC apartment has a gym or fitness center, maybe a quick run-through will help you wake up and get invigorated for the day, or perhaps a stroll around a nature trail around your apartment will get the juices flowing. Once you wake up and get motivated, many find it helpful to get showered and dressed for the day. There is something about getting ready for the day as if you were going into an office that helps you start the day with confidence and prepared to do a good job, even if it is from your apartment.


Whether or not you live in a quiet apartment, notifying your roommates or neighbor may be a good idea as you start your new job. Make sure roommates know your schedule. Check-in with your roommates and neighbors to let them know you will soon be working from home. If you have flexibility in your work schedule, you may decide to work when fewer people are home or around to avoid unnecessary distractions and disruptions. You may find your student apartment in Tallahassee is not conducive to working from home, and you may opt for another remote location to complete your tasks.

Some love working from home, and others find it to be isolating. Give yourself grace as you find what works best for you. If you are a social person, make sure you are still finding ways to connect with your coworkers or others near your TCC apartment in southwest Tallahassee. Walk with a roommate before work or hit the gym together, plan lunches with friends, or hang out around your apartment pool during breaks. Maybe others at your new job feel the same way, and you could plan an office outing once a week. Working from home provides flexibility, and with these tips above, we hope you are successful in your new position.

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