Tuesday, March 5, 2013--10:30p.m.
EVANSVILLE--Keri Elliott lives in Evansville but works on the West side of Madison, a commute that usually takes her about half an hour but on a day like today could make for a longer haul. "If we know if a big snowstorm is coming my boss basically knows yeah I'm going to be working from home," she said.
Elliot works for an answering service: "You name it we answer for them," she said. She said she made the decision to work from home today so someone would be manning the phone. "If I were to go out I'm stuck, nobody's on the phone," she said.
But all the snow also meant no school for her six-year-old daughter."That's the hard part about it," said Elliott. "I got to make sure she's well entertained and then I got to make lunch for her but typically, you know, she's a pretty good kid but I just got to make sure she's quiet."
That's a juggling act some of you may also have experienced today.
However, Elliott said she doesn't notice a difference in her productivity level whether she's at home--or at work. "It's the same," she said. "I can get the work done that I need to get done." And sometimes she can even fit a little extra in as well. "If it's during like a quiet time I might, you know, switch some laundry out or fold some laundry," she said.