Re: Commute/Flex work options a Deal breaker?

Subject: Re: Commute/Flex work options a Deal breaker?
From: "Suzette Leeming" <suzette -dot- leeming -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 13:17:22 -0400

Wouldn't there ever be the occasion where you need to review/edit material,
or preparing performance reviewes for your staff or whatever, where you can
say "I'll be working from home tomorrow" or even for a couple of days?

Flexibility encompasses being able to telecommute occasionally when

Suzette Leeming
Stouffville, Ontario

On 6/25/08, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com> wrote:
> 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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Commute/Flex work options a Deal breaker?: From: Collin Turner
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