I'm 41 years old. I'm an Australian, and I like things where I am. At 15, I took to software development (computer programming as I knew it then, and as it probably still is now) because it promised me two things: absorbing and intellectually stimulating work and work that could be done away from social intimacy.
I had an accident when I was 12. I sustained an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) and spent three months in hospital. I also tend toward solitary occupations - this seems to have come further into play after my accident, though as a 12 year-old 29 years ago, my social skills were perhaps just developing.
It wasn't until I resigned my seventh job (with Accenture) because of their refusal to let me work from home that I saw a psychiatrist. Everything fell into place.
Why do employers still refuse to let me work for them from home? I don't have to be in an office to do my work, and I assume it works for them because they don't have to pay for an office to have me.
What are the actual and perceived disadvantages, for my employer, of my working from home?