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“No” Vote On Telework Cost Us $15 Billion
in Economy, Review, Telecommuting Research, Telework Legislation, Work-Life Balance

“No” Vote On Telework Cost Us $15 Billion

H.R. 1722 – The Telework Improvements Act – was voted down last week with all but one nay vote coming from Republicans. An almost identical bill passed in the House during the last months of the Bush administration so chalk it up to party politics. The Congressional Budget Office estimated it would cost $30 million to implement the bill, over a five year period. But...

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11 May 2010
Vote of No Confidence
in Business Plan, Economy

Vote of No Confidence

Kate has a friend who is Chief Economist for the National Federation of Small Business (NFIB). We’ve always liked him because of his straight talk, and because his organization isn’t about Democrats or Republicans, it’s about small business. He’s on our side, those of us that work at home, run home-based businesses or freelance. In a recent column titled Debtor Nation, Dr. Bill Dunkelberg offers...

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26 Apr 2010
in Home Office, Review, Work-Life Balance

Time Shifting

We tried to think of a good tie-in (excuse) to show you this stunning video, but they all sounded phoney. So just think of it as a little present from us to you to say thanks for stopping by. (Click the four point icon between the vertical blue bars and the word ‘vimeo’ to watch it fullscreen – hit ESC to go back. If you...

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20 Apr 2010
Inc. Magazine Writers Telecommuting
in Work At Home

Inc. Magazine Writers Telecommuting

If you’re here, you probably follow telecommuting. And if you follow telecommuting, you probably know that the writers at Inc. magazine are doing a month-long work-at-home trial. If you missed the buzz, you can catch up starting with Max Chafkin’s story and continuing posts about their experience. I had a chance to share some of thoughts on telecommuting with Max a few days ago. A...

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11 Feb 2010
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