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Why Do People Telecommute?
in Corporate Telecommuting, Telecommuting Research, Telecommuting Stats, Work At Home

Why Do People Telecommute?

Kate just found this in a study on telecommuting: Explaining the Propensity to Telecommute … We assume there is a linear expected utility a worker gets from telecommuting: (1) iiiiZXEUεγβ++= where Xi is a vector of household and individual characteristics and Zi is a vector of industry and job-related variables for person i. iε is identically and independently distributed as a standard normal with mean zero and variance one. The...

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04 Mar 2011
in Scams, Work At Home, Work at Home Stories

FTC, DOJ Crackdown on Home Business Scams

More than 90 enforcement actions, including 48 criminal actions, were announced today by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) against scammers offering bogus “be your own boss” job and business opportunities. Finally! State law enforcement agencies in Alaska, California, Indiana, Kansas, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, and the District of Columbia were involved in the actions. David C....

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02 Mar 2011
Broadband Could Stimulate Home Business…But
in Technology, Telework Legislation, Work At Home

Broadband Could Stimulate Home Business…But

“We can’t expect tomorrow’s economy to take root using yesterday’s infrastructure. To attract the best jobs and newest industries, we’ve got to out-innovate, out-educate, out-build, we’re going to have to out-hustle the rest of the world. That means investing in cutting-edge research and technology.” That’s what the President said about a week ago when he announced an $18.7 billon U.S. broadband spending program.   A...

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02 Mar 2011
New Word: Telewonk
in Humor

New Word: Telewonk

Just invented a new word, thanks to a typo: telewonk. -noun Slang 1. a teleworker who spends too much time working and has little or no social life;. 2. a boring teleworker. 3. a teleworker who studies a subject or issue in an excessively assiduous and thorough manner: a telework policy wonk. Origin: 1960-65;, Americanism ; of expressive orig.; nautical slang wonk “a midshipman,” Australian...

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25 Feb 2011
Telecommuting Hotspots
in Communities, Telecommuting Research, Telecommuting Stats, Telecommuting Topics, Work At Home, Work-Life Balance

Telecommuting Hotspots

We’ve been diving into U.S. Census Bureau databases lately and have dredged up some interesting data about telecommuting hotspots. We looked at the numbers for people who considered home their primary place of work in 2009 American Community Survey. And we took out the self-employed or unpaid family workers and discovered that some unlikely places are hotbeds of telecommuting in terms of the percentage of the...

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22 Feb 2011
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