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Subject:Re: WaH From:arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com Date:Thu, 11 Sep 2008 16:21:08 -0400
I'm on all 3 major IM programs 24/7 and check my work email even during off-hours. I post my cell and home phone in the "working from home" email I send out.
They apparently have different standards for me than for themselves.
From: Guy K. Haas <guy -at- hiskeyboard -dot- com>
To: Sean Brierley <sbrierley -at- Accu-Time -dot- com>; arroxaneullman -at- aol -dot- com
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Sent: Thu, 11 Sep 2008 3:11 pm
Subject: Re: WaH
Being visible on IM (Yahoo! IM, AOL IM, whatever...) is one way. When I
worked at MacroMedia (before it was Adobified), when we worked from home
we put up a status message of something like: "W -at- H: 408-555-1212" on our
IM. As long as we were active at a keyboard, our entry in the interested
party's IM roll was shown to be active. If they needed to talk with us,
they could phone.
If, while W -at- H, we had to step away from the keyboard for a spell, we could
change our status to show an expected time of return.
--Guy K. Haas
Software Exegete in Silicon Valley
On Thu, September 11, 2008 12:58 pm, Sean Brierley wrote:
> Be in the office?
> Best case scenario is they are judging you by what they'd do. Not much
> you can do about that.
> Probably all you can do is meet your deadlines and not miss many phone
> -----Original Message-----
> From: techwr-l-bounces+sbrierley=accu-time -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Hi Whirlers,
> Apparently, there is
> some question or impression of "What is she doing? Is she doing
> anything? What's happening when she 'works from home'?" This in spite of
> the fact that I keep a detailed time sheet (each project/acivity,
> expected # of total hours, daily hrs spent for
> each item, etc).
> How do you let
> your coworkers know you're not sitting around twidding your thumbs?
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