29 responses

  1. The Biz of Life
    December 6, 2010

    I’ve got no problem with telecommuting as long as people are actually and not using it as a partial day off to go run personal errands, etc.

    • Money Reasons
      December 6, 2010

      Yep, I know what you mean!

      We have communicator at work, and it tells you know long someone has been inactive on their computer. There are a few guys that have log stints of inactivity. But those guy are usually the guys that bs more than work anyway…

  2. Everyday Tips
    December 6, 2010

    I haven’t worked in an office in 13 years (7 of those years I did not work at all). I absolutely love telecommuting. I love technology. It is all good.

    We have an inch of snow or so on the ground right now and it is windy and cold. Sitting on the couch and working is fantastic. With IM capabilities, I can chat with my friends and such just fine at ‘work’ and I don’t have to drive anywhere!

    • Money Reasons
      December 6, 2010

      Yep, that’s a great safety reasons in addition to the comfy factor!

      Unfortunately, I had to go in today because someone called off sick, so as I was driving in today, I almost slipped into a ditch!

  3. Nicole
    December 6, 2010

    What is this snow of which you speak?

    In my ideal world I telecommute 2-3 days a week.

    Unfortunately this semester has had too many meetings and someone scheduled a classes over my Friday office hours at the last minute, so I had to reschedule those too. Maybe next semester!

    • Money Reasons
      December 6, 2010

      Yeah, rub it in, rub it in… but just remember when Santa lands on your roof, you’ll need new tiles! (not to mention that horrible sound the sleigh rails will make!

      I wish I got more days telecommuting a week. Currently I only get on average a few per week.

  4. MoneyCone
    December 6, 2010

    I telecommuted for more than a year and missed going to work – now I go to work trudging through snow and yearn for yesteryears! :)

    • Money Reasons
      December 6, 2010

      I think a mix is best, with the added intelligent choice to stay hope when it’s snowing badly (or a lot of snow is expected!).

  5. CreditShout
    December 6, 2010

    Even though I mainly just work from home, when it snows I’m really stuck inside with a rear wheel drive BMW. I tried to venture out in the snow with it once or twice and it was pretty scary (even with just a coating on the road) so I think for this winter I’m either going to buy a really cheap truck that has 4WD or at least get snow tires.

    On TireRack they give each car tire a rating for dry conditions, rain, and snow, the rating for my current tires in the snow is just “N/A” as in no one would be stupid enough to drive around with these in the snow, which pretty much settles that.

    • admin
      December 6, 2010

      I had an slightly old SUV as a college kid and it was awesome!

      Now I have a cheap chevy malibu (2003), and it sucks in the snow (although better than the firebird I use to have).

      A cheap truck with some weight in the back would do the trick :)

  6. Corina McCoy
    December 6, 2010

    I completely agree! I think that it’s so much better to work remotely from home. I can also work from my PJ’s and it feels comfortable – although, sometimes it is good to get out of the house!

    • admin
      December 6, 2010

      I agree! I like going in for a few day and staying home for a few day… It’s a good mix!

      Welcome to my site :)

  7. Roshawn @ Watson Inc
    December 6, 2010

    I absolutely love telecommuting. It does take both discipline and clear expectations, despite the flexibility. However, I find that it is extremely productive and congruent with a better employee outlook.

    Caveat – this model doesn’t work for everyone.

    • Money Reasons
      December 6, 2010

      I enjoy the fact that I’m not constantly interrupted like I am at work. Although I have to admit, Instant Messenger does take it’s toll some days…

      • Roshawn @ Watson Inc
        December 6, 2010

        I actually have my IM set to invisible mode. Since no one can see when I am on, I never get interrupted. I found that I rarely got interrupted for work anyway. This is a 100% time-management tip though.

  8. retirebyforty
    December 6, 2010

    We live in Portland OR and if there is a sprinkle of snow, it’s pandemonium! Everything comes to a halt and it’s best to telecommute. There will be tons of accidents all over town, vehicle abandoned on the freeway, nobody at work, school shut down, etc…
    I love snow days. :)

    • Money Reasons
      December 6, 2010

      We have a branch down in N.C. and it’s exactly the same way. It really does remind my of school days!

      Enjoy them, they are sweet!

  9. Car Negotiation Coach
    December 6, 2010

    MR- I telecommute full time and love every minute of it!

    The only problem is that on snow days, i have no excuse not to work!

    • admin
      December 6, 2010

      With Telecommuting, I do like the aspect that you save gas and driving time!

      I use to hate driving to work and getting stuck in traffic, but with audiobooks, it’s make it bearable…

  10. Barb Friedberg
    December 6, 2010

    Did you wear your pjs to MacDonalds? Anyhow, I applaud you, wearing your pjs and slippers is definitely the way to go! I am a big proponent of comfort-in fact, the more comfortable you are the better your brain works! (& you can quote me on this one :) )

    • admin
      December 6, 2010

      Actually, I have done that :)

      But I got a flat once, so I don’t do that anymore… Nothing bites more than changing your tire along side of the road in Grinch pajamas (gift from the kids).

      Comfort rules!

  11. 101 Centavos
    December 6, 2010

    Telecommuting sounds great. Unfortunately my work requires face to face contact, so it’s not an option.

    • admin
      December 6, 2010

      Good point! There are definitely limitation to what we can apply telecommuting too.

  12. Aloysa
    December 7, 2010

    I always telecommute in the snow. I am too scared to drive. Last year I almost had two accidents on the way to work (icy road, black ice) and after that I said – enough is enough. I love telecommuting… gives me plenty of time to read!

    • admin
      December 10, 2010

      I know what you mean!

      About 6 years ago I was driving to work too, and it was icy instead of snowy, and as I was driving I did a 180 degree spin on the road… Well, since I was pointed back home anyway, that’s what I did! In the car, I was shaking all the way home.

  13. Sunil from The Extra Money Blog
    December 8, 2010

    i think it should be the norm, and going to the office an exception. we have made ourselves a crazy society here where people drive to work like a herd and back again in the evening. some spend hours on the road a day. in europe, the culture is the exact opposite. interesting dynamics – but to address the question, working from home would be my choice hands down

    • admin
      December 10, 2010

      Just imagine the savings to the environment and saving to the individual if we did so! The gas savings could be $60 per month and up if someone lived as far as I do from work (30+ minutes).

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