Many times job listings for computer-related career proudly display a "Work From Home!" perk.
However, can this "perk" become abused by the employer?
For example, is it common for computer programmers (or anyone in a computer-science field) to take home work over weekends and vacations because it was not finished over the work week? Do managers expect computer programmers to take home work that they have not finished at the office?
Or is this usually employer specific and I should quickly leave such a job if I find it happening?
It sounds like something that is unprofessional for managers to expect computer programmers to sacrifice so much time to work, however even though it's "unprofessional" doesn't mean it's not common in the real world. Could anyone share their experiences with this?
I am graduating from high school this year and I have a talent for computer programming and I do enjoy it, however I am split between attending college for computer science or for an engineering field. A point that drove me away from computer science was because of fearing that I would have to take home work constantly and lose lots of my time.