Re: Commute/Flex work options a Deal breaker?

Subject: Re: Commute/Flex work options a Deal breaker?
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 09:13:00 -0700

This has never been an issue for me, because except for the
infrequent side consulting gig developing documentation
processes for some startup I've never had a job where
telecommuting or flex time beyond a +- one hour variation in
start and quit times was practical. I can't lug a jet engine or
DNA sequencer home in a compact car, my home office
and workshop lack the safety facilities required to tinker with
process chambers that get pumped full of silane gas, and
we're not allowed to work on most of these things without
another person present to act as a safety spotter anyway.
Sometimes marathon edit/rewrite sessions on big documents
can be better done away from the racket of the prototype lab
or factory floor, and nobody has ever given us any grief about
packing these up and taking them home for a day or two;
otherwise the need for access to non-portable test equipment
or product prototypes and to coordinate on-site activities with
other people for industrial safety reasons pretty much mandates
work schedules that are either fixed or whose variations are
planned well in advance.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message -----
From: "Collin Turner" <straylightsghost -at- gmail -dot- com>
> Would you go to work for a company that refused to budge (with no
> proper explanation or reason given) or offer any flexibility in work
> schedules? Even with such a precedence being set on a governmental
> level?
> Would influence your decision if you were looking for a job?
> Would it be incentive to seek out another job with more flexibility?


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