Telework Boosts Volunteerism
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  • Anthony

    What about people who hate working at home? Getting into an office helps me be productive. Also, the morning commute into downtown Chicago is one of the most exhilarating experiences of my day, provided that it is on an express train and not in a car. This telework just seems like a way to give companies an excuse not to pay for an office. If I was forced to work from home, I’d probably relocate to starbucks or the local library.

  • Harold Jones

    I’ve been working from home for 7 years now. It’s definitely not for everybody but it works well for me. I do miss being around my coworkers but working from a Starbucks or the Library doesn’t really work out that well for me. I use a soft phone for my office line and spend most of the day VPN’d in to customer networks and the data connections available in public spaces usually aren’t stable or fast enough for me to work. Also, although I can be around people when working from a public space, they aren’t my coworkers so they provide all the distractions with none of the benefits that you get from being in an office.

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