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Comment: Re:CareerBuilder... really? (Score 1) 323

by yaqub0r (#37462740) Attached to: A Fifth of Telecommuters Work Less Than An Hour Per Day

Amen to that. As a telecommuter I can honestly say that I feel more compelled to work even harder than if I was in the office. I know full well that working from home leaves opportunity for someone to claim that the work isn't getting done, not because I'm over-worked, but because I work from home. When I was in the office until the wee hours of the morning, I didn't mind leaving because when someone says "where is yaqub0r" someone else would say..."he stayed the night and left an hour ago." When the same thing happens from home, and I'm not available or I sound sleepy in the middle of the day the answer just might be "oh...he slacks off from home".

Now, when I'm not working...I'm home! I have a list nearly a hundred other things that are not work related that I need to take care of. It's not like I'm sitting in an office environment with nothing to do looking for a way to kill time. Filling out a survey is right above just above catching an incurable STD on my list of things to do. I don't even feel compelled to fill out the paid surveys that get handed to me.

On the other hand...if you are just a general slacker I can see working from home facilitating that. I think checks need to be put in place to prevent slacking in general though, whether you work in the office or from home.

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