Archive for the 'Telecommuting' Category

Convincing Your Boss to Let You Telecommute

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

I mentioned in an earlier post that there are a lot of jobs that could be done from home that are still stuck in offices around the World. Workers often have a hard time selling the idea to a boss. I think someone in Hollywood could make a really cool fantasy sequence from the premise of a boss contemplating what could go wrong if he let his employee work at home.

Here is a blog post from TechRepublic that lists some solid arguments that might help convince your boss to send you home. I may have worded that badly, but you know what you want.

Telecommuting Could do More to Fight Terrorism than the War

Sunday, October 5th, 2008

A 2006 study said that 2% of the American workforce telecommutes full time while 9% do it at least part time. It went on to say that 25% of jobs could potentially be carried out at home and that the savings related to less commuting would be a whooping $3.9 BILLION. Since fuel prices have skyrocketed, it is safe to assume that the potential savings are much higher today.

George Bush asserted that reducing America’s dependence on foreign oil was an essential part of it’s plan for a more peaceful world. I think his angle was to press for more drilling in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico so his buddies could get richer. I don’t pretend to be an expert on US energy or environmental policies I just think he’s a weasel.

Governments could easily put legislation in place that would incentivize companies and employees to embrace telecommuting. They could probably glean the best strategies from companies like IBM.

3G Coming to iPhone, Competition is coming too…

Tuesday, April 8th, 2008

Just last week I sat in the car waiting for a ferry while Catherine sat beside me working on her laptop with a newly purchased 3G connection. It’s pretty cool. Since we work at home, taking a laptop on a trip is a carefully considered decision. If there are no anticipated waits, if there is no pressing business, then it could be like carrying around an 8 1/2 pound, three figure brick.

iPhone could go 3G soon and Nokia may beat them to the punch.

Source for this post: Washington Post