Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The Great Bay State Telecommute

With something like eight inches of snow falling on Massachusetts yesterday, it seemed like the region's workers embarked on a wide telecommuting experiment, says the Boston Globe.
If nothing else, yesterday's modest storm proved to be a one-day experiment in the effectiveness of the home office, especially among those not used to it. All across the region, many found a few surprising pitfalls entwined with the obvious perks.
On top of power failures breaking off their Internet connections, many found themselves immersed in unexpected workday dynamics - from dogs that needed walking to out-of-school children who needed entertaining. Maybe the most painful remark came from a spouse who said of her husband's unexpected presence: "When he's home, it throws a wrench into our schedule."

Many workers make it a telecommute [Boston Globe]

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