Confessions of a Remote Worker: Part One

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Last year, out of the blue, my significant other got a job offer in Southern California that he couldn’t refuse. He asked if I wanted to move and I thought, “Why not? I only live once.” Besides, I looked deep inside and knew I’d regret it if I didn’t go—but that’s a different blog post for a different site.

The problem was, I loved my job, loved working with my new boss, and enjoyed my co-workers and the creative team I managed. I didn’t want to leave my job. I was thrilled that my boss felt the same way. He said he didn’t want to lose me and he would try to make a remote arrangement work.

It’s been over a year since I went remote and I now consider myself a semi-expert on the entire remote working gig. At the very least, I can offer up lessons learned to help you, the next remote worker, who is looking for practical advice on how to make working off-site a positive, productive experience.

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Glanna October 11, 2013 at 5:49 am

Telecommuting offers many benefits for employers, employees and the environment. Employers often see an increase in productivity among remote employees and it greatly reduces absenteeism and employee turnover. It can also reduce overhead expenses for your company.

Employees have a lot more freedom when working from home. They can set their own hours for the most part, take breaks when they need to and it helps individuals to balance work and personal time better.

Telecommuting also helps the environment because there are less commuters traveling to and from work. It can help reduce traffic congestion, fuel consumption and it reduces the amount of toxic fumes released in the air by automobiles. –


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