Today I have what I hope is just a nasty bout of allergies, and in conjunction with the fact that I had people over for dinner last night and have a ton of home-based crap I didn't get done over the weekend, this led me to opt to work from home for the day. As you can see, I'm quite busy at it.
Telecommuting, if I'm not mistaken, is a uniquely modern concept. It's part of that big, double-edged sword of technological connection. Many companies offer as a perk the option of telecommuting, either on a regular basis or as an occasional option. My fiance's company offers the option to regularly telecommute one day a week -- any day of the employee's choosing. His understanding is that the unwritten rule of this place is that they're open to more frequent telecommuting as long as the employee in question is getting his or her work done, which strikes me as an eminently reasonable approach.
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