lonomoholo: DNRTFA, but...I telecommute. I go into the office one, maybe to days a week. It is farking great. Less commuting hassle, no lunches to buy, no parking fees...I can work on my deck...I can work without pants on for crying out loud, and don't think I haven't.No horrid winter commuting either. I can look out of the window empathize with the poor suckers who have to slog through all that, and then I make a nice coffee and smile.While my job is pretty technical (biotech) most of it involves online research, so no pants required. It can get busy but if I stay on top of things, I can have some pretty stress-free days./pants/
Lord Dimwit: My company has no offices. None. Our mailing address is actually that of our lawyer. Everyone else works from home. Once a year we rent out a conference room in a hotel and have a get-together. Everything else is handled virtually.This has allowed us to hire excellent talent that we might not have otherwise gotten because they didn't want to move. It lets us have a good presence in multiple time zones in case of emergency. It saves us untold thousands of dollars a year in rent and utilities (not to mention the savings for the individual employees in terms of gas and food).That being said, not all industries can do that. Any business that deals with "random customers" must have a physical presence. Retail, doctors, lawyers, food service, and so on, must have a physical presence. (Retail could have a much *smaller* physical presence, mind you.)However, there is essentially no reason for, say, 60% of the white-collar workforce to work in an office. My sister has worked from home for 12 years now, and I've had two difference jobs where I worked from home for years each time. The jobs where I went to the office did nothing in terms of how much I got done; in fact I tended to get less done because I had to physically get there which meant riding the train, getting up earlier, being more tired, leaving for lunch, etc, etc.
lonomoholo: I go into the office one, maybe to days a week.
sendtodave: So, you mainly communicate with other humans by typing?
tricycleracer: sendtodave: So, you mainly communicate with other humans by typing?Welcome two Fark.
TheOtherGuy: no telecommuting for you peons.
JayCab: TheOtherGuy: no telecommuting for you peons.No farking shiat. My wife's boss's boss has a real burr up his butt about telecommuting. He hates it when she and her coworkers (support for a web services company in San Francisco) work from home with any real frequency.The catch is that he lives in the midwest. He only is ever in the office a few times a year.
bigstoopidbruce: I just got laid off from a giant technology company with a balding female CEO who just eliminated their telecommuting policy, so I am getting a kick out of these replies.
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