My office let me bring home an additional monitor when they sent me home to work. Very helpful! However, after 9 weeks my home office chair was giving me sciatica, so I had to invest in a new chair. No financial help for that. I am now back in the office 2 days a week (in cube world, with a mask) and 3 days a week at home. I very seriously doubt we will ever get financial help for electricity, heating/cooling, etc.
You're kind of getting a couple of major stipends as it is when working from home. More time at home because no commute. Less gas used in your vehicle, less wear and tear on your vehicle, fewer oil changes, tires last longer and, if you talk to your insurance agent, you can get a hell of a break on insurance.
You also don't have to do as much laundry and don't have to do as much dry cleaning when you work from home. Lunches and snacks are usually a whole lot cheaper, as well.
I also not like you'd let your house get to low temperatures in the winter or high temperatures in the summer when you were working in the office, especially if you had someone at home. It's also more expensive to change the temperature of the interior thermal mass of a house rather than keeping it at a fairly constant but reasonable temperature. You probably also already had an internet connection that isn't costing you more because you're VPN'ing into work. With connectivity through things like TEAMS, my phone bill hasn't changed a bit, either.
Even if COVID-19 wasn't around, you also stand much less of a chance of getting a cold or the flu and you don't have to worry about papering the toilet when nature calls.
Although I miss "free coffee", it doesn't cost that much to make coffee at home and it's also a whole lot better than the stuff I used to get at work.
I don't experience an increase in the electric bill but, even if I did, I save so much more by not having to put on work clothes and not having any of the expenses of even a short commute and, as short as it was, I don't have to spend as much time getting ready for work or driving to or from work.
It's been an awesome set of implicit stipends and I'm not going to look such a major gift horse in the mouth as to ask the company for anything else. I've wanted to work from home all my life and now it's here and, thankfully, might be here to stay.
Another side benefit is that I've been wearing my robe for so long that it's learned how to type. 😀 It'll only take another week or so to have it make coffee.
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