RE: Should I furnish computer?

Subject: RE: Should I furnish computer?
From: "Douglas S. Bailey (AL)" <dbailey -at- commandalkon -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 08:48:49 -0500

I telecommuted from home for 3 years. I have a special-needs daughter who
required constant hands-on attention, and my employer was kind enough to
cooperate with our needs. However, I made it easy for them by not only
using my home PC, but by supplying my own connection to the Internet. (They
did have a modem pool I could dial into, but since cable Internet was
available I wasn't about to use obsolete technology, even if it was free.)
It would have been nice for them to supply me with a computer and with the
Net connection, but since it's STILL uncommon to telecommute, I was content
just to be permitted to do it. (And expecting to be paid for them to
effectively rent your PC is a bit probably would be cheaper for
them to provide you with a PC--one that more likely is much older than your
home PC, which means you'd have to deal with working on a dinosaur for 8
hours every day.)

My advice to you, Bob, is to grin and bare it (with much emphasis on the


> I know I'm lucky to have a job and be working at home but I'm
> wondering if I should push the request to be paid for use of
> my PC or just be happy to donate my PC for 8 hours a day?
> Bob Morrisette
> writer -at- computer -dot- org


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