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Bush, a Model eWorker, Telecommutes to Iraq
in Home Office, Technology, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Pros and Cons, Work At Home

Bush, a Model eWorker, Telecommutes to Iraq

The President and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki spoke today by secure video while Bush worked from home on his ranch in Texas (image below is White House). Seems like a good choice when one estimate we found suggests it cost $68,000 an hour to operate each of the two special Presidential Boeing 747s a.k.a USAF VC-25. The National Geographic says the aircraft – called...

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22 Aug 2008
in Work At Home

We Need National Broadband Superhighway

A 2001 Brookings Institution study estimated the widespread adoption of basic broadband could add $500 billion to the U.S. economy and create 1.2 million new jobs per year. The interstate Highway System, started during the 1950s contributed 31 percent to U.S. productivity growth, for example. Telecommuting is an option for many people now thanks to the Internet, email and instant messaging; but 24% of the...

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07 Aug 2008
Slap In Face Of Telecommuting
in Work At Home

Slap In Face Of Telecommuting

Derek Slap, spokesman for Democractic Connecticut State Senate President Donald Williams said, “We always knew the Republicans were phoning it in; now they want to make it official policy.” What’s his beef? Seems the Democrats have their nose out of joint because the Connecticut Republican leader Lawrence Cafero has proposed a telecommuting plan, and they didn’t think of it first. At least that’s what I...

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26 Jul 2008
Telecommuting Is Often Poorly Understood
in Home Based Job Advice, Home Office, Technology, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Employers, Telework Pros and Cons

Telecommuting Is Often Poorly Understood

Deb Perelman over at ZDnet posted a blog last week titled “What your boss hates about telecommuting.” She argues that Telecommuting is often poorly defined. Not every company, or job role or individual is cut out for remote work. There is no substitute for face-to-face interaction. Can’t argue with any of those points, in general. But she doesn’t seem to understand some of the fundamentals...

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22 Jul 2008
in Telecommuting Topics, Telework Pros and Cons, Work At Home, Work-Life Balance

Telework pros and cons

Going Virtual, Going Green: A Manifesto by Jared Seeger at Huffington Post makes a good case for telework, and includes a reference to some of our research. While the article made a convincing case, a few readers still questioned the value of telework. We’ve spent the last year researching the advantages and disadvantages of work-at-home programs for our forthcoming book Undress For Success – The...

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16 Jul 2008
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