The biggest difference between working from home or commuting to work is that it’s more difficult to be connected to the office. There are less people, and the office experience is often more impersonal.
I can’t speak for the other departments, but being home for a few hours a day is easier than being at work for long hours. It is also harder to have an office full of people you don’t know, talk to, or care about. Also, I think it is harder to get new hires to sign on with the company because its harder to get them to talk to you if you don’t know them.
Home Depot has a reputation for being a place where employees are treated badly, so I suspect that part of their success is in part due to how they treat their employees. In the end though, this is a place where its very easy to get a job. They are the largest employer on earth, with a huge array of jobs available in the US, and they have the best benefits system in the world.
But I think this is also part of the reason that they are so good at getting people to work for them. Because they are so busy, they do not have the time to put into training, orientation, and training. They hire the people who are the best at what they do.
It’s a little different for companies that have multiple locations, or a few locations. Most companies with several locations do not pay their employees enough to train them in all the different locations. They hire people based on how well they do at the actual location. But here, because all the employees are located across the country, they pay less than what you would pay for a single location.
So it’s better if you’re buying into a company that has multiple locations. They will pay you more for the experience of doing everything themselves.
This is not to say that it’s impossible to get a new job at a company like home depot. I could see myself doing this, and I would be willing to pay for it. But I am a former employee who was let go because I was not willing to train my coworkers to do all the different things in all the different locations. This is a tough sell.
The whole purpose of home-ownership is to give you a lot more freedom. So how do you get that freedom? Well, you can always just find a job at a company that has multiple locations, but that’s not as easy as it sounds. In order to find a new job at home depot, you have to ask if they have another location within a few miles or a few hours, or perhaps if they will let you work in multiple locations.
In the trailer, it looks like they are going to give you a lot of opportunities to do this. For example, they are planning on having you work in multiple locations, so if you are interested in moving to a home depot in town, you can take the bus and start your new job there.
Unfortunately, that means you won’t be able to relocate to the one you are currently working for. It’s like being trapped in a time loop, all the while working for the same employer, but being forced to move around every few months. As usual, you only move if you’re offered a new job, and you have to convince them that they want you to move.