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What are your thoughts on telecommuting?


One way we could reduce our environmental footprint would be to telecommute. Do you think an option to telecommute would be beneficial for you or your company?

 

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    Audrey Baker 4 years ago

    That is true, everyone is different. I have even heard of people who have become depressed when they telecommuted because they need the in-person interaction.


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    Audrey Baker 4 years ago

    How ironic! It's good to hear they eventually got with the program.

    I agree, it is quite silly.

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    Audrey Baker 4 years ago

    I absolutely agree that fewer cars on the road, fewer accidents, and eliminating travel costs would be major bonuses. Time is a big one. All that time adds up quickly.

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    Audrey Baker 4 years ago

    Traveling whenever is a great perk. I am like you; I don't mix home chores into a workday just because I am at home. It is easy for me to keep on task.

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    Audrey Baker 4 years ago

    True, it's excellent for days when you may have bad weather or a flat tire, or just don't feel 100% and don't want to spread germs.

    I was surprised to hear that news also. I heard her justification and yet I still don't know what she is thinking.

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    Audrey Baker 4 years ago

    True, it would be nearly impossible to wait a table from home! Though, there is a "robot" type of technology called the Beam that gives people a telepresence, so who knows what someday will bring!

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    Audrey Baker 4 years ago

    I am with you on this. When I am at the office, I am far more distracted by my co-workers than any distractions my home office could bring. But it does take a person who can motivate himself or herself or the opposite is true.

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    Audrey Baker 4 years ago

    Sorry to disappoint you! Well, for what it's worth, you still made me laugh.

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    Audrey Baker 4 years ago

    When I talk about this with people, they sometimes say it just isn't the same as being face-to-face. I think face-to-face is nice, but not imperative. My husband telecommutes as well, and email, IM, phones, and video calls go a long way.

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    Audrey Baker 4 years ago

    I agree. Hopefully we are moving in this direction and it will be offered to more and more employees. Of course, some people may not want to or lack the discipline - but for everyone else, the option to do so is a major perk.

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    Audrey Baker 4 years ago

    Agreed. All good points. I've experienced issues with technology that wasn't in place.