sdyess wrote: »
I work completely from home. The main office is in Michigan and I am in Dallas, Tx. It has it good side and it's bad side.
Vancity.rigel wrote: »
I am just curious how many of you telecommute either full time or part time?
I am most interested in Networking IT jobs but a general consensus would be good as well.
Turgon wrote: »
My previous gig was set up for homeworking with everything provided by the company. I don't think my last boss was keen on homeworkers although the previous ones were fine about it. In my present gig I commute.
Generally in the UK it is very difficult to get homeworking arrangements, a situation I find rather backwards quiet frankly. There are problems with homeworking, it doesn't suit some people and some people take advantage but the overall benefits far outweigh the disadvantages which let's face it are a problem for management to deal with. When I commute I see all these cars choking the roads. Im sure we could get that down by upto 20% if more companies lightened up on homeworkers. Better carbon footprint too. But UK companies just want you in that office. Perhaps it's a control thing. I got lots of useful stuff done for my employer when I worked from home. You got problems at 5pm to solve? Call me, Im here and can get on a call immediately until it's fixed, unlike other folks stuck in a jam or dashing to catch a train.
The government could do much more to encourage it, but they love roads and more cars on roads. A lot of people blowing money on petrol each day just to get to work. Lots of tax revenue.
Neeko wrote: »
It's understandable why some managers are reluctant to encourage it. There are enough people who sit on facebook all day in the office, I doubt they'd bother to even get up if they worked from home. These are the idiots who force management to get militant about web access and no doubt homeworking.
The company I work for provides telecommuting solutions and the general trend is the higher level workers get to work from home. People with more responsibility etc aren't likely to sit twiddling their thumbs all day. Certainly an argument for tech guys to be able to do it but I think sometimes others will ruin it for everyone.