What OS are you using at work? Windows Explorer understands the FTP protocol, and allows you to interact with the Dreamhost file system almost like any other network drive, albeit at slower Internet speeds.
Configure folder view, which emulates the familiar file browser interface, go through the following menu selections:
Control Panel | Internet Properties | Advanced | Browsing
Checked: "Enable folder view for FTP sites"
Checked: Use Passive FTP ( This may or may not be necessary depending on your network )
To connect and automatically authenticate to your ftp site, browse to this url in IE or Windows Explorer:
ftp://username:email@example.com ( Replace with your account details, obviously )
To connect and prompt for user authentication, browse here:
Windows Explorer and Firefox both work very well using this technique for downloading. I was unable to upload using Firefox, but that could easily be due to configuration issues. Windows Explorer uploads pretty well, but doesn't support resuming of failed transfers. While this method isn't fail-safe, it is reasonably reliable for file transfer, and will get the job done in a pinch.